Updated: May 7, 2018
The bizarre way we met each other is a story in itself. You see Cory is fifty two years younger than me. Yes I’m old enough to be his grandfather. But age is just a number, right? But when the numbers are that big between partners, people don’t see how that could ever work. Well it works if you work it. He brings things to the table I can’t even spell. I have been around the barn quite a few times and have taken a lot of hits. This experience fills in his inexperience and his technical savvy fills in for my technical ignorance. But outside the obvious gaps we fill in for each other, there is an appreciation for each others’ spiritual devotion that overcomes all differences and gives us a camaraderie only God could have created. So now that we have sidestepped the age difference non-issue, let’s get into the story.
Several months ago, a good friend of mine got a call from Cory to come help with a job he had filming a wedding for a couple about 100 miles away. Cory needed the help for only a short while one Saturday morning so my friend asked me to go with him. After the job, we planned to go hiking in the mountains. About a month later, Cory had another job he needed help with so my friend went to help and I went along for the experience. This time, we had lunch with Cory and I got to know him better. We hit it off real well and started texting each other. Cory was leaving on vacation about a week later so we just texted ideas back and forth for a few days. We were obviously on the same page in our outlook on life so Cory texted me that I would be the first person he called when he got home.
As it turned out, we resumed our texting habit and I encouraged Cory to follow his dream of working for himself. He ended up quitting his job and going about building a photography business. I also found myself without much to do and had some ideas I wanted to check out. One day, I suggested we have lunch and talk about our grand plans and schemes for the future. We decided to throw in together and help each other put some meat on the bones. That was all it took. We began talking about how we could combine his drone and cameras with my connections to develop a business that would fill a need we thought was out there. The most important thing was that we realized we were both completely sold out to growing our spiritual lives through helping others to have a better life.