Getting asked to speak at an Executive meeting being held in a castle outside of Paris ... Cool! Finding out the meeting conflicts with your wife's birthday ... Not Cool! Having the client pay for your wife to accompany you on the trip ... Priceless.
Thanks everyone! The "birthday surprise" was taken to a whole new level yesterday evening. Sitting at an outdoor bar overlooking the ocean with Lisa Jordan Jankowski and the best man from our wedding (who I've known since age 4) and his wife appear to sit down beside us. Planned for the last 5 months and I had no idea! They were even on the same flight, ducking in an out of places at the airport and hiding behind newspapers on the plane. Rush of emotion - cried like a kid - absolutely amazing... I still can not believe it today. Humbled and so very grateful. Heather Sgro Halvorson, you and your husband (and Lisa Jordan Jankowski, of course) are awesome. Thank you!