Sunday, November 8, 2009

Glorious Winds of Autumn!

I hope everyone had the opportunity to enjoy the gentle warm winds of autumn this weekend. This is my third November in Oklahoma City and I still cannot believe the exceptional weather we enjoy. Although the tug of work did win me over for a few hours on Saturday (Found out I was not the only employee at the office- I was greeted by most of the MLS tech staff: Adam, Bobby & Regina were all in as well) I spent most of the day enjoying the sound of my grandson crunching fall leaves. For the life of me I cannot understand why the whole US doesn't want to live and buy a home in Oklahoma City. We have the lowest unemployment rate in the entire US, we have been deemed the best place to start or move a business, our home values are spectacular and one can run around barefooted in November!

Last night we had our first sleepover with our little pumpkin and he did very well. For several weeks now, whenever my daughter comes over for a visit and it is time to leave he says, "No Momma, 'morrow" and "I be alright" so we thought we would give it a try. All went well until about 6 am this morning when he awoke and realized his Mommy was nowhere to be found. After a quick fumbling for the phone and an emergency speaker phone call to my daughter, he calmed down. I said to him "Dresden, you did it- it is tomorrow- you stayed until tomorrow". He broke out in giggles and a smile of self pride from ear to ear. How rewarding it is to be a grandmother and watch your baby grow.

In many ways that is how I feel about our MLS. I came to OKCMAR just weeks before Dresden was born and I see so many parallels. I have the enviable position of watching two fruits of one's labor grow and develop into something/someone really special. I have the treasured position of being able to sit back and see so much strategy and hard work come into play, to watch the employees of MLSOK & OKCMAR catch the passion of the real estate industry and the best part, I get to travel the city talking about it.

The 2010 strategic plan is innovative and far-reaching and I want every OKCMAR REALTOR to understand the value of the association and why they are paying the dues and fees they do. If you would like to have me speak at your brokerage firm please email: to set up a time. Happy Autumn!


Anonymous said...

Grandson sounds adorable!

Anonymous said...

I agree, Oklahoma City is a GREAT place to live.

Becky Karpe said...

What a sweet story! Thanks for sharing.