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Active Rain’s Version of

Since Paula Hamilton began her affiliation with Active Rain on February 12, 2010, she and I have deeply connected through this blogosphere instrument.

Yesterday, as Paula and her husband Dave, were passing through Denver to a Young Life camp near Winter Park, Gordon and I met up with them for lunch at California Café.

Needless to say, our meeting was Active Rain’s version of In fact, it was unreal how close our friendship had already developed through blogging and facebook. And what I found unusual is how all four of us seemed to get along so well. Normally, it seems like couple friendships are sometimes lopsided in which one spouse gets along better with another couple versus the other.

But in our case, it was like fitting a square peg into a square cut-out. We meshed terrifically, freely and easily sharing personal subjects about suffering, faith, overcoming obstacles, family, and we were genuinely committed to grow a true friendship between our families though the Hamiltons live in The Woodlands and we reside in Colorado Springs.

I’m sorry I do not have any pictures of us for this blog. Unbelievably, my battery ran out on my Nikon camera. But not to worry, Paula came equipped so I imagine she’ll post some photographs on her blog of our time together.

In closing, we had a very pleasant visit and look forward to walking out life more fully with the Hamiltons in the future. Now when I comment on Paula’s blog, I can connect even more deeply, putting an optimistic face with her typed out thoughts. I can hear her Southern drawl already…

Feel free to contact our Colorado Springs Realtors at Selley Group Real Estate, LLC:

2139 Chuckwagon Rd, Ste 210 - Colorado Springs, Colorado 80919 - 719. 598. 5101

Portions of this article are written by Gordon, as framed by the expressed opinions of Cherise, but not proofread.

Comment balloon 8 commentsCherise Selley • June 21 2010 04:33PM


Thank you Cherise and Gordon for taking time out of your lives to meet Dave and I.  You guys are super special people and we are honored to know you!  We had a great time meeting you and loved our easy conversation.  We are blessed beyond measure to know you. 

Posted by Paula McDonald ~ GRI, Granbury, TX 936-203-0279 (Beam & Branch Realty) almost 10 years ago

Cherise, what a great story..the kind I like to read...sounds like a match made in heaven..:)

Posted by Rebecca Gaujot, Realtor®, Lewisburg WV, the go to agent for all real estate (Vision Quest Realty) almost 10 years ago


Hope you're having a time of reflection and rejuvenation in Colorado!  Gordon and I feel likewise after meeting you and Dave personally.

Posted by Cherise Selley, Colorado Springs Realtor (Selley Group Real Estate, LLC) almost 10 years ago


It is a match made in heaven indeed.  Wished we lived closer in proximity.

Posted by Cherise Selley, Colorado Springs Realtor (Selley Group Real Estate, LLC) almost 10 years ago

Hi Cherise!  You know it's so odd how you meet people here in the Rain and then when meeting them in person, you feel like you've known them for years.  I know that when we meet, it will be the same!

Glad the four of you were able to meet and enjoy each others' company.  My son attended that Young Life camp near Winter Park and had a wonderful time--I think he was a Junior when they went there.  We were chatting about that the other day and he reminded me that he could not believe that he took, not ONE, phot while he was there!  He still has a CD that he purchased from a Christian rock group that was there at that time and a t-shirt but, no photos!  I told him the memories would stay with him forever though and he agreed.

Have a great week...

Posted by Debe Maxwell, CRS, The right Charlotte REALTOR! ( | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310) almost 10 years ago

Cherise, I have met several friends after just having online relationships and it is always amazing.  We feel like we already know each other.  I have not met Paual but need to as she is just up the street; so to speak. 

Posted by Marchel Peterson, Spring TX Real Estate E-Pro (Results Realty) almost 10 years ago


I think you two would really hit it off...

Posted by Cherise Selley, Colorado Springs Realtor (Selley Group Real Estate, LLC) almost 10 years ago


I think this newly-found relationship is extraordinary.  I could see you really bonding with Paula.

Posted by Cherise Selley, Colorado Springs Realtor (Selley Group Real Estate, LLC) almost 10 years ago