I just said goodbye to Barry and Shareen. In 2006, they moved here from Southern California and bought their Colorado Springs home. I was their Buyer's Agent. Today, they sold that home and moved to Durango. It was a good closing but a tough goodbye, when I teared up as we hugged in the parking lot.
They are more than clients. They are friends. We have enjoyed many good times together. They bought my daughter her first sleeping bag, a Disney princess themed one, back when she when she was three. We have water skiied at Pueblo Reservoir. We have snow skiied at Monarch Mountain. We have celebrated many X-Mas Eve dinners together at Musashi. We have shared our families. We have laughed and seen each other through difficult life struggles.
As an 18 year veteran in the real estate business, I often joke that I don't have time for any more "friends." But the truth is friends somehow find us. We may not set out with the intention of connecting at such a personal level, but with a special few it becomes personal at some point.
I'm trying not to be sad. I know that you will be happy in Durango. You have good jobs and beautiful scenery to enjoy, and you have each other. I will always cherish our sweet times together! Thank you for letting me help you and for being my friends.