The date was December 7, 2006.
The headline at Successful-Blog that day read
Chris Cree and Liz Converse and Conspire
It was the morning after Chris and I had meet for the first time in person. We were announcing that he would be a writer on Succesful-Blog. That was before the world knew about SOBCon 07. That was before a slew of acts of magic, deeds of daring, loyal gestures, great writing, laughter, and sharing of himself and his Gorgeous wife.
I felt I knew him on December 7. Gosh, imagine how I must feel now. It’s way more than Americans have figured out a word. What word can come close to describing a guy who’s ALWAYS there for you? I think got it as right as I ever will when I used this quote.
People from the same family are rarely born under one roof.
–Richard Bach, Illusions
Family. Yeah. The family we would pick if we could.
So it’s with the gratitude my head and my heart that I say to my dear friend, Chris Cree.
I hold you high. I respect your work. I trust you with what is mine.
And I wish you the very most
Thank you. My life would have a Chris-sized hole if you ever left it.