Sunday, March 21, 2010

love stories...

... every person has that story; how we met. I love those stories. My grandfather met my grandmother at a U.S.O dance in NYC. My parents met in a greenhouse at a botanical garden while on a college botany field trip. My best friends met each other while engaged to other people. My hospice clients love to reminisce and tell me about their spouses, now long deceased.

All these stories have a common thread; at the moment they met they knew they had found the one.

9 comments:

Laura The Crazy Mama said...

It's true. When I finally sorted out WHICH boy was to be MY date for the night (met them both for the first time that night...blind date...other guy ended up being our best man!), I just KNEW I would be dating him for a long time. We only dated for a year and a half (Well celebrate 17 years of marriage this year!). After about two weeks, we started talking about "when" we were married. It was never "if".

Dominic Mary said...

Hhmmm . . .

Not sure : my late wife and I hated each other at first sight, but ended up very happily married.

ehilton said...

My parents met when my mom was a RN at Marine Hospital in Detroit and Dad was her patient. Dad always joked that the first thing Mom ever said to him was, "Roll over, Mr. Graveline, it's time for your shot."

They were married for nearly 60 years when Dad passed away.

doctoreric said...

I was in a band, she was in the crowd. That was 1998. We will celebrate our 9th wedding anniversary in April.

(She doesn't like it when I refer to her as my groupie. Neither does she like it when I tell people that she was the one that picked me up!)

Lvka said...

You're not Trinity. And I highly doubt that IF you'll ever marry, his name will be Neo. So quit all that "DA 1" non-sense, will ya? :-\

Suburbanbanshee said...

There's plenty of people with successful marriages and lifelong love who didn't "know". Heck, there's plenty of people who knew each other for years before the "sudden" realization. :)

I'd say that all sorts of ways to realize are pretty common. Although clearly, love at first sight saves a lot of time. :)

Lola said...

Intense Interest at first sight is common.

Love at first sight? I'm not so sure.

Plenty of people I know didn't "know" either right away. A becoming to know period helps to sort the keeper. It also explains the 60+ year marriage of my grandparents who had an arranged marriage.

Lazlo recalled that he "knew" and announced that he was going to marry me before we even met.

I spied Lazlo and nearly fell off my chair he was so good lookin'.

Let me tell you this, if we hadn't had a Sacramental marriage, premarital classes, left to our own devices we probably wouldn't still be together. Christ was invited to our wedding and into our marriage and that has made the all differnce.

BTW DoctorEric, the woman ALWAYS choses the guy.

Terry Nelson said...

My parents met at a bar in St. Paul, MN called the Chatterbox. At first my mother did not like my dad because he had had a fling with her sister and her mother - my grandmother. I think she went with him to spite them, and as it turned out, they fell in love and lived miserably ever after. Isn't that romantic?

I think I was about 4 or 5 years old when I resolved never to get married.

Charlotte said...

I hope you meet someone on your trip.