From my very first night, when I got lost trying to find my very first meeting for the Next Level pre-conference and ended up two buildings away from where I needed to be that Tuesday evening, headed up a hill in the wrong direction, there was Kaycee.
Kaycee was another conference attendee, but she used to work for the Mount Hermon Christian conference center!
This meant Kaycee knew all the "back stage secrets" to regularly rescue me the many different times when I managed to get myself lost.
Like the day she took me through a soda shop, down a back hall, up an elevator, through the kitchen, then out into the author bookstore via a back door!
The amazing part was, every single time I got overwhelmed, misdirected or out right lost, I turned around and there was Kaycee! It was nearly uncanny. Like my own personal guardian angel in the flesh! I know God's hand was intentionally upon helping her always be in the right places each time I needed her. (And with nearly 400 conference attendees it was often hard to find specific people you were even intentionally looking for!)
I was initially drawn to her beautiful hair updos (at least by the second time I met her, when it was actually daylight) but it was inner beauty that surpassed even outward appearance that kept me wanting to get to know Kaycee more. What a blessing! We only had two quick chances to actually chat (for things other than navigational help!) all week. I wish we had spent more time visiting.
She was such a blessing. Not a day has passed since conference that I've gone a day without thinking of her and thanking God for Kaycee.