I see my brother Michael and sister-in-law Cindy pretty much every two weeks, we normally get together and have dinner on a Sunday evening and we talk on the telephone usually once a week. We hook up for a Trivia Night now and then as Michael is a BIG Trivia buff. When I say BIG Trivia buff, I mean it! In March Michael and Cindy got together four tables of eight to a table and invited me to meet all of their friends. I sat at the table with Michael and Cindy and five others and our table won first place, we won $160.00, which means we each got our entrance fee returned to us. Mainly we ALL had so much fun! Michael and Cindy told all their friends before the Trivia Night about me. I was like a celebrity, everyone telling me how Michael and Cindy shared my story with them and how they were touched and so happy for all of us to be united. Some even became tearful when chatting with me as my story touched their heart that much, which of course made me misty. I received hugs from everyone there at those four tables of eight and felt sincere kindness and happiness from each of them. All told me what a wonderful brother I have. I knew that too from the first time I met Michael.
The Trivia night that we attended was to raise money for a young boy with Autism to get a support dog. Here is the funny part. I attended this very same Trivia night the year before for a different young boy with Autism to raise money for a support dog for him. Michael and Cindy where there with their friends and I was there at a table with my friends. We were in the same exact room together playing trivia just one year prior. I had no clue that Michael even existed nor did he know that I existed, yet we were in the same place at the same time. Gives me chills to think that maybe we passed in the lobby or better yet maybe our tables were near one another. Maybe this was the beginning of the entire journey and I just didn’t know it at the time.
This upcoming Sunday I have been invited to a cook out at Michael and Cindy’s home, with their friends. I am so looking forward to that. I love that they have opened their life to me. I was so concerned that we would meet in October and that would be it, was I ever wrong. I am so happy to be wrong.