YountI met Kelly Yount about six years ago, as I do so many people, in the course of publishing this blog-turned-website. She had reached out to me and we met for lunch as two total strangers, and it was a two-hour lunch with iced tea — no wine even. I mean, we clicked.

She was a beautiful blonde attorney, very much like my own daughter, and we had so much to talk about and share. I learned that she was from Knoxville, Tennessee, that she had three beautiful children, that she was a lawyer in real estate law.

I knew she loved ranches and animals.

We kept in touch through CandysDirt.com and of course, Facebook.

A few years ago, she reached out to me after a tragedy in my own family and graciously invited me and my daughter and grand-daughter to a beautiful meal at her home. That is where we met her pet pig, Daisy, a baby piglet at the time.

We have been in touch since, talked about grabbing lunch or a glass of wine, but our busy lives just got in the way.

Sometimes I wonder why we cannot just push pause on this world and everything in it. I’m not saying stop, but pause. A breather. A chance to reach out to people and just connect, then hit the start button again and get on with it.

Because the one time I did that with Kelly, I met a beautiful person who will be in my heart forever.

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