We met in the OUR HOUSE Woodland Hills Lobby. Sarah and I were both two years out from losing our spouses and our children were members of the same support group for kids who lost a parent.
Sarah’s daughter Hailey was thirteen years old and my son, Josh was eleven. Though their ages differed, they both share a special bond.
The lobby was always filled with parents and guardians sitting around, some conversing with one another and some sitting quietly. Sarah and I had conversations about all kinds of subjects. During this time of change and uncertainty, one thing was clear, we had a connection. I was ready to ask for her business card, but took six weeks to get the courage to act. Soon after, we met for lunch and a friendship began. We went bike riding a few times with the kids and then Sarah made a very bold move. She asked me to dinner… without the kids.