Meet Kate. We met almost six years ago when I was her ‘aunt’ in the Staff Training Week cabin at Kanakuk Kamps. We were reunited two summers ago when she surprised us all and came to volunteer for a week in my summer office…bringing me great sanity as I worked with all stinky young men. However, we really became friends one year ago when she moved to Branson to do the Kanakuk Institute program. In a city where the average age is 65, she quickly became a life saver, giving me someone to hang out with that could actually relate to my stage of life. I particularly grew fond of her because not only does she graciously allow to me share all of my ridiculous stories (I have a lot) but she actually laughs at them. It’s an automatic friendship producer when one party laughs at the other parties jokes. Done deal. In a short time we became fast and genuine friends who were able to share hearts but also laugh in ways that make you feel completely content. That’s a special kind of friendship and one that I intend to cherish because it doesn’t come around every day.
Before I left town I asked if she would mind doing some modeling for me so that I could try out a new location I was hoping to use for a shoot later that week. She was again a selfless friend and agreed to let me move her all around the Branson airport as I giddily squealed with excitement. It was a cloudy day so the colors were rich and the images crisp. At the end of the shoot I was a happy camper. In the craziness of moving to Texas, I was unable to edit and share the images until now. So excited for you to see these pics of such a brown-eyed beauty!
Kate, thanks for being such a faithful friend these last few years. I am so grateful for our friendship and for all of our laughs. Counting on many more to come! And by the way…have I got a good story for you!
Again with the jeggings. So jealous.
Kate, seriously, you’re gorgeous.