When we first met 15 years ago, there was time spent trying to figure out where we had met before, because each of us felt that other was familiar. It wouldn’t have been impossible to have run into one another; both of our husbands were in the medical field and Army life often means we run into people more than once over the course of a career. But no, we were meeting for the first time.
Eventually the two of us decided we were simply “Sisters from another Mister.”
Over the years we have played many rounds of card games and gone camping together. We had the honor and privilege of attending their oldest son’s wedding in September of 2017, and at that time they asked when we were going to come to visit them in Hawaii. SuperDad was still recovering from his brain bleed so we were noncommittal on a date.
This past fall, they let us know that they had less than a year left before they would be moving back to the other side of our state. The clock was ticking.
I cannot begin to express what a priceless gift it was to stay with them and have them as our tour guides. MAHALO, dear friends!