My husband and I were both a little nervous and LOT excited to meet Steven Contois and his family and to learn more about his sister Kathie during the one week Caribbean cruise. We fell in love with the whole family! Sharing memories of loved ones can be so therapeutic. It’s funny how you can meet people and feel an instant connection. We shared laughter and tears and made memories – it was a perfect trip!
I want to share something interesting with you and I’m sure many of you can relate similar stories. When Kathie passed away from bone cancer the family had talked about finding ‘dimes’ in odd places as a means of Kathie reconnecting with them to say ‘hello’ from the other side. I didn’t know this but I found dimes throughout the trip in the oddest places – under a chair in the airport, on the gangplank in one of the ports, in a pocket, in the hotel lobby, and on the floor in our cabin … they popped up everywhere! Not nickels … not pennies … DIMES. So, “Hello Kathie! It was a pleasure to meet you through your wonderful family. Thank you for the memories!”
And thank you Steven Contois for making it happen. We have new friends who already feel like family!