How did you meet your spouse? I find it so interesting to hear the stories of how people met. I will share mine after a few of you have shared.
Nothing out of ordinary...we were officemates way back then and both singles and so, the relationship was developed not only because of our daily meet at work but also due to frequent after office activities with other fellow workers. In short, we met while both working our a*s off, aiming for some financial gain. I was still in the University (working student) and he just graduated, newly employed. We've been together for 24 years now and I'm proud. *smile*
We meet in the early AOL chat..she in California and myself in Texas. We stayed online friends for over seven years and got married four years ago Christmas. You remember the dial up, the cds with the free hours of internet time offered by AOL in the mail? and of course the "You Have Mail!"...
I was fifteen and had a job at the local on base movie theater snack stand. I looked up and saw the most beautiful green eyes I had ever seen looking down at me. I was so flustered I dropped his change in his cola and as he smiled and walked away, I told my friend and coworker he was the one I am going to marry and I did. Twice. This round is until death do us part.
We met as penpals when we were both 14. Over the years we wrote back and forth, with some gaps in between. We met a long time later when I travelled down the the US.
My wife and I met on a much hyped blind date. We were set up by a mutual friend who worked with me called Annet. She showed me a photo of Emily, my future wife, and said something along the lines of, "Oh, I was showing my friend some pictures and she asked who you were. She said you were very handsome and wanted to keep one of the photos of you. She also gave me a photo of her for me to give to you."
Annet then told Emily a similar story, saying that I had seen a photo of her and thought she was beautiful and that I had given Annet a picture of me to give to her (hope you're following this!).
None of this was true of course, it was was just some match making voodoo by Annet.
Annet then invited Emily to our firm's Christmas party. Emily reluctantly agreed to come but on the night stayed well clear of the weirdo who had asked for a picture of her. I too decided the situation was most odd and uncomfortably kept my distance. Eventually, and after much persuading from Annet I agreed to go talk to the girl.
12 years later I have that picture of Emily on my bedside table, the real thing in my bed and after 8 years of happy marriage still say a little prayer to Annet before I go to sleep.
How beautiful! That goes to show that blind dates or set-ups don't always end badly! I'm so happy for you and Emily! Keep talking, sharing, spending time together, hearing each others' heart, and you will go a long way!
Thank you for sharing your story!
It was my first day on the job as news director for a radio station, and I was being taken around by the manager and introduced to the staff. We got to the production room, and there was this guy really blowin' and goin' -- on a soapbox about something. The manager said, "don't mind him, it's just Larry." I don't think we were ever formally introduced. His engineering office was next door to my news room, and in the afternoon, he would come by and we would talk. Then he asked me to go to movies with him, although he knew that I was in a relationship. I think I finally accepted his third invitation, and we've been together ever since. We had been dating six weeks when he had a heart attack. His friends and I moved him out of his apartment into my house while he was still in the hospital, and a year later we were married. He tells friends that I "kidnapped" him and took advantage of him while he was down. LOL. I nearly lost him to a major heart attack nine months later, and we lived many years in fear that his life was going to be cut short. However, we recently had our 28th wedding anniversary, and I think the old coot is going to outlive me.
I was a trail guide at a riding stable in mid-Michigan, and she came down from Flint with a bunch of guys we knew as "The Flint Rowdies." She seemed a little stand-offish at first, because she'd been warned about how us "cowboys" could be horn-dogs. Nevertheless, we started talking - and kept right on talking most of the night. Went together for a couple of years, and we've been married now for almost 30. There's still nobody I'd rather talk to.
Ok Hub friends, I'll now tell you how I met my husband. When I was living in Venezuela I met an Irish woman, Vivienne, and together she and I started an orphanage for boys. We worked side by side for 12 years, doing the endless paperwork required by the government in order to keep the home open, climbing up hills to the shacks where we had heard of yet another neglected or abused child, raising funds for the orphanage, and so much more. Our friendship was based on our mutual love of these boys. Ok, no I'm not lesbian. The point is, Vivienne was married to a Colombia man, Silvio. They had a lovely marriage based on care and respect. Vivienne passed away 7 years ago. We were all devastated as you can imagine. After her passing, I visited Silvio and we slowly developed a friendship. Later when I found myself single after 27 years of marriage, we began to date and fell in love. I moved to the U.S. to take care of some family needs, and he moved back to his home in Colombia. We had a long distance romance for about 2 years, and got married last year here in NW Arkansas. We have a here-and-there marriage, I spend a few months in Colombia, then a few here, then he comes here, and we're racking up those skymiles. We both thank God and Vivienne for bringing us together.
It's great that you could meet the challenges of long-distant relationships and come together. Thanks for the opportunity for all of us to share our experiences.
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