I have a belief that friendships are best fostered over a meal taken together. It is during the conversation that you can find the breadth and depth of a relationship. When the initial spark is fed and you get to see if you have a single, solitary item in common with this person . . . . or if there is a broader foundation to build from.
ME – Texting: Hey Ms. A, Susie and are going to be passing by on Friday. Would you be interested in getting together for supper??
Ms. A – Texting: Hi!!! Yes, it is only about 35-40 minutes south of us. We would love to come to see you!! Let me know a time and all that!
So plans were made, times and dates set . . . .
Tonight, after a year+ of reading “A Girl and Her Gun”’s blog – Susie and I had the great pleasure of meeting Ms. A and TSM over an absolutely amazing meal, a great bottle of wine and a “holy crap give me MORE of that” desert!
While you might expect the conversation would center on guns – it did not. It also included her training, Susie’s equestrian endeavors, our kids and grandkids, their kids and grandchild, jobs, individual passions . . . . and I got to truly “see” Ms. A – a passionate, chatty, funny, loving and friendly woman – who loves guns and trains with MMA fighters. And it all just fit together so well.
Thanks for the time with you and TSM tonight Ms. A – we’ll have to do this again sometime!