Tale Weaver 09.09.21 – Soul Mates

Stephanie Colpron is our host for the MLMM Tale Weaver challenges. You can find out more here
Stephanie says:

For today’s tale I’d like you to consider the concept of “soul mate” – it could be yours or your character’s if you decide to write a fiction: it might be a partner, spouse or a friend. 

It can be that person who calls you when you’re thinking of them, or someone you haven’t seen in years but when you meet, it feels like no time has passed at all…

How did you meet? What made you realize they were someone who would become a significant person in your life? Was it love/friendship at first sight? Not? What made things change?

To give you an example, the first words my husband and I exchanged were “You had a chance until you opened your mouth” followed by “You’re a jerk. Do I really have to work with you?” Yep, yep. We’ve been married 11 years. Together for almost 15… So yeah. 🤦🏼‍♀️

I’ve written about soul mates here and here so to write about how Hubby and I met is not news for most of my readers.
We met through an ad in the local paper, and arranged to meet on May 10th 1989 at a pub within walking distance of where I was living with my brother.  My logic was if we didn’t like each other, I could walk home, or catch the bus as there was a bus stop right outside the door.
I was a smoker then and had two before deciding to go in. He was coming out, though I didn’t realise it was him until he headed for the car as he’d given me the registration number. My opening line was
‘So that heap’s yours, is it?’
Beats ‘Do you come here often’ I guess.
We both went inside and he listened to me yak……. and yak………… and yak. I tend to do that when I’m nervous.
Anyway, we seemed to hit it off (well, he wanted to see me again), so I invited him to help celebrate my birthday 2 days later.
He drove me home, opening the car door for me, which was a first, so I was rather pleased.
He turned up on my birthday with a pack of 3 Ferrero Rocher  as he knew I was trying to lose weight, and a lovely card.  More brownie points haha!!
We had nothing in common apart from cynicism as we were both coming out of bad relationships, but the key was all we wanted was company. Everything else just happened
and we still don’t know when we became a couple who couldn’t imagine our lives without the other in it. There is no Him or Me, just ‘Us’.

Hubby says that ad was the best tenner he ever spent. For me, it was the best stamp I ever bought. We’ve had our ups and downs like everyone else, but we get through it together, and here we are over 32 years later, married for 30 of those, and he can still surprise me.

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About pensitivity101

I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! In November 2020, we lost our beloved Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. We decided to have a photo put on canvas as we had for her predecessor Barney. We now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of Kizzy, my GSD when Hubby and I first met so had hers done too. On February 24th 2022 we were blessed to find Maya, a 13 week old GSD pup who has made her own place in our hearts. You can follow our training methods, photos and her growth in my blog posts. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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17 Responses to Tale Weaver 09.09.21 – Soul Mates

  1. Sadje says:

    Lovely story Di! Fate was in your favor.

  2. Paula Light says:

    Such a great story! I decided, after a while, that dating sites weren’t for me, one of the reading being that everything was so focused on stuff in common. I found this less and less important as time went by. When you’re a teenager, it’s crucial to enjoy the same music, but now? Couldn’t care less. Your story shows it’s the emotional connection that really matters, and you can’t get that from matching algorithms…

  3. What can I say? I’m a sucker for fated meetings 😜. It was a discovery for me to read how you met your husband and I find it lovely. Such a risk you both took after going through the experience of bad relationships. It paid off obviously. To many more years of trust and love and surprises 😉

  4. joyroses13 says:

    ❤ ❤ Happy for both of you!

  5. murisopsis says:

    I love happy endings!

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