Kathryn and I have known one another for a long time. We "met" in an online moms' forum; we've all been talking and sharing our lives online for 15 years. Kathryn and I have also gotten together several times, most recently just a couple of months ago.
Wayne and I met more recently. Somehow our mutual Wernersville connection brought us together, along with our interests in birds and stained glass. I have a couple of lovely Wayne-designed gifts.
Wayne is married to Margaret; she's a mosaic artist. She and I share the same birthday, but we have yet to meet. Wayne and Margaret and Kathryn have met, though.
(I should insert here that Margaret and Wayne gave me a beautiful mosaic cross as a seminary graduation gift last year. They don't know this yet, but the photograph will appear eventually: As promised, that cross was the very first thing I hung on the wall of my study in the church I pastor.)
This afternoon, a small package arrived, Kathryn-commissioned and Margaret-created. The colors, Kathryn wrote, are those of my birthstone and Josh's: