Sharon, Sophie and I were driving along and Sharon saw something that she wanted to share with Kathy and Christopher. Kathy had temporarily lost her phone so Sharon called on Christopher's phone. He did not answer, but in beginning the message, Sharon was in the mode that she was talking to Kathy and gave a bright "Hi sweety!" Right after that she remembered that she was on Christopher's phone and started backing up on the "Hi sweety" greeting. We love Christopher, but hi sweety just doesn't quite fit him. Many people are somewhat uncomfortable leaving messages anyway, and Sharon is too. In this case she became particularly flustered. In efforts to withdraw the "Hi sweety" without withdrawing a pleasant greeting, she began to trip over her words a bit. The more the correcting, the more flustered she became.
Sharon loves more purely and cares about others, especially those dear to her more than almost anyone else I know. I efforts to come up with a guy equivelant of "Hi sweety" so that Christopher would feel good about the call too, she ended up saying that she sent the same kind of:
Salutations of Love and Connectedness
While that did accurately express the love and connectedness she feels toward Christopher, hearing those words out loud made me just bust out laughing. I laughed to the point of tears. Sophie didn't know what I was laughing at, but she started to laugh too. Sharon asked what I was laughing about and every time I tried to say the words, more laughter came. I was about to the point where I needed to pull over because I was starting wonder if I was still safe driving. It was great to have a laugh like that.
So, to those who are near and dear to us, we send a very heartfelt:
Saluatation of Love and Connectedness
P.S. My wife is awesome.