That seems to be a theme for me in this past week.
Starting with our own Daniel and his husband last saturday. It was great to meet and confirm that he is exactly what he presents here: A great guy!
Yesterday at school, one of my best friends from high school showed up as a substitute aid. we have been keeping in touch by cards and letters for years. She recently moved back into the area, but I had been dragging my feet as far as meeting up. This chance meeting allowed us to rekindle that friendship, and compare divorce stories.
Last evening, my partner and I are using the self checkout at the grocery store, when the guy behind us starts a conversation. It turns out that he recently moved here from the Philly area, and was feeling disconnected from the things he loved. We're rural, and somewhat redneck. He mentioned that he was part of the "family" and wanted to know where we go for fun! We exchanged phone numbers and expect to hang out with him some time soon!
So, how about you? have you been gathering a family that you choose?