I met him via Facebook.
We had mutual friends. I saw a comment he left on a picture and “stalked” his page for an hour or so before I sent him a quick message. That spontaneous message turned into countless lengthy messages -> real-time conversations on AIM -> talks on the phone until the wee hours-> booking a flight and heading to the Caribbean to meet him.
That is how I met my husband. All in a matter of 4 months. 🙂
I know. Our love wasn’t traditional. It wasn’t practical. It was instinctual. It was a risk. It was a crazy move.
95% of my friends thought I was out of my mind. I didn’t tell them about my plans until I had already booked my flight because I knew what they would say. Hey, if my good friend told me that she was booking a flight to see a random stranger, I would say she was crazy too! But after talking of marriage less than year into the relationship and a proposal a year later, they all asked, “How did you know?!”
I know its’ cliche but I just knew. I was never more sure of anything. I knew in my heart of hearts that this was it. Everything clicked. Everything seemed to finally make sense. I felt like I was coming home even though I had to travel 3,000 miles to be with him.
And now with over 3 years under our belt, marriage and a baby on the way, I never knew a relationship in my personal experience to be so easy. Who would have thunk? That small decision changed my life. I took that risk. I took that leap. I took the less traveled road.
Two roads diverged in a yellow wood
And sorry I could not travel both
And be one traveler, long I stood
And looked down one as far as I could
To where it bent in the undergrowth;
Then took the other, as just as fair
And having perhaps the better claim,
Because it was grassy and wanted wear;
Though as for that, the passing there
Had worn them really about the same,
And both that morning equally lay
In leaves no step had trodden black.
Oh, I kept the first for another day!
Yet knowing how way leads on to way,
I doubted if I should ever come back.
I shall be telling this with a sigh
Somewhere ages and ages hence:
Two roads diverged in a wood and I—
I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference.
Who knows what the next year or the next 30 years will bring but – you know what? All I can have is faith. I have faith in God, my husband, myself and the wholesome life we lead. We will be okay. Game faces on!
You know it’s meant to be when nothing feels like a sacrifice. It’s just the way it is. 🙂
- How did you meet your significant other?