There are some people in life who make friendships effortless. They are those people who feed your soul without trying to. These people are “your person” and I’ve come to the conclusion that you will only have a handful of these types of friends in a lifetime.
Sometimes these people end up in different parts of the world as we grow, follow dreams, careers, and grow families. It isn’t fair to have to leave or watch them go with the uncertainty of when you will laugh over a bottle of wine again. However, I am here to tell you that those friendships will never dissipate.
You will drive across the country to see them for less than 24 hours or maybe they will pass through your town on a move. Before you see them, you will realize how much you haven’t spoken to them over the past year and wonder how much has changed since then. But then you’ll see them and you will pick up right where you left off like nothing every changed.
That is how you know you found your person.
You will spend time catching up and reminiscing on memories that hold a spot in your heart that you cherish. You will hug their children tighter and spoil them rotten like any surrogate aunt would.
You will soak in every minute you get with them, and as your time together comes to an end you will be reminded how much you miss them. How much you miss your shopping trips, play dates, going out to lunch, and just having conversation over coffee in the morning with someone who totally gets it.
You will have to say your good-byes again and this time it might not have as many tears as the first time you said good-bye but it won’t hurt any less. Even though you may not know exactly when you will see them again for that morning cup of coffee, you will know that when you do see them again you both will pick up right from where you left off and nothing will have changed because they are your person and you are theirs.
We all had a great time celebrating the beauty of Texas while raising money for an amazing non-profit at the very first Summer Soiree at the River Bend Nature Center!
The River Bend Nature Center is a local non-profit that focuses on connecting people to their natural environment through educational activities, environmental awareness, and conservation examples.
This amazing non-profit spend $0.91 of every dollar on maintaining their 20 acre environmental education facility. Our nature center saw 35,000 people last year and has been rated as a top tourist site on TripAdvisor for Wichita Falls.
Not only are they connecting our community with nature but they are also working closely with children all around Texoma! The RBNC works with children in 32 schools from 13 different counties they also feature camps throughout the year which are sure to bring a smile to your kid’s face! You can check out their upcoming camps here.
The RBNC is a treasure to be cherished, that is why I wanted to host this event for them. I wanted to give back to them for bringing so much to our community. Through our Summer Soiree we were able to reach 12,000 locals through our Facebook event page alone. Our ticket sales will help feed over 100 live exhibits for 1 week, send a child to camp for 1 week, and provide a 1 hour traveling animal presentation. This does not include the raffle proceeds that will also directly benefit their facility.
This event came together beautifully with the help of many sponsors and businesses in the community. Through their support we were able to collect over $1,500 worth of raffles! Special thank you to: John Lee Stoiloff – Farmers Agency and Texoma Community Credit Union for sponsoring our event. Without these sponsorships this event would not have been possible. Our drink sponsors Dulce Vida Tequila, American Born Whiskey, Falls Distributing, and Fisher59 for being so generous! I also need to thank Gypsy Kit Catering for their lovely culinary skills and Century Tents and Events for helping us enhance the natural beauty of their venue at the River Bend Nature Center through their event rentals.
I hope all of our attendees enjoyed themselves and I hope to grow this event into one that Wichita Falls embraces in the years to come. I hope to see you at our 2018 Summer Soiree!
I am originally from the mountainous state of Vermont (no that is not in Canada!) - my passion is event planning and spending time with my little family consisting of my husband, two little boys and four fur children.
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