Post # 1
For some reason I am loving LOVE right now… With all the talk about money, honeymoons, flower arangements and rehearsal dinners floating around sometime we loose sight of the root of the reasons we are getting married in the first place. I never want to forget WHY I am so darn in love with my fiance! I find myself looking back on the first time I fell in love with him, the first time we said it to eachother, and a host of other reasons why the universe has put us together.
I want to share a story and I hope some of you will share your own serendipity, soulmate-finding moment!!
I had known I loved him for a while, but being a bit shy about my feelings and his reaction, I kept in inside. My parents and I went to Puerto Rico for Christmas the first year we were together and it was so sad to be apart from him during that time – especially given my feelings! I decided that I wanted to give him a small token from the sunny Carribean, but could not think of what I wanted to get him. I looked through almost every gift shop in San Juan but couldn’t find anything worthy. One day while snorkling I saw a bright white shell, which I dove down to get. It was a rather nondesricpt half of a clam shell, but it was perfect as a little momento. I kept on swimming around and decided that I wanted a half a shell too… thinking it would be adorable for us each to have one. I dove down and picked up a similar shell from the other side of the beach. That night as I was sorting through my collection of seaglass, I came across both clam shell halves. I thought they looked oddly similar and so I started to play with them. I nearly fell off the bed when I realized that the shells fit together and the markings on both were EXACTLY the same and matched up 100%. The two halves of shells I picked up, from two separate dives, in totally different locations on the beach, were from the SAME clam!! Talk about a metaphor for finding your one soulmate in the whole wide world!!
Post # 3
I’m really sad no one has responded 🙁
I want to hear stories of LOVE and finding your SOULMATE… the whole reason we are having these giant and expensive weddings in the first place!
Post # 4
FI and I don’t have a serendipitous moment. He walked by me in grade 10 science and he smelled SOO good and i thibk thats when i first fell in love. Hahah. We got chatting and eventually began dating several months later. I wish I could say it was serendipidous, but honestly, we’ve been very real and practical about it since we started dating when we were so young. He’s an amazing man, and I am very lucky that he’s all mine.
Post # 5
@thenextmrsi: Don’t be sad! There was a really heated post going on and sometimes that pushes other posts down a bit. I think that’s a wonderful story and I’m sure more people will be by to see it and post!!
Post # 6
Haha this is a great thread!!
Apparently my SO had been hearing about me for years before we met… Our mutual friend that introduced us had a crush on me when we first met in college and had told him about me over the years. However, I had never heard about him before. About the time I was breaking up w my ex bf he had asked our friend if I was single and lo and behold a few weeks later I was! That same day our friend suggested we start talking… well 2 and a half years later we are still together! Kinda crazy how “the one” can just be in your social circle but you dont even know it!!
Post # 7
Great thread, my FI was one day telling me about his breakup from his Ex and just how much that it had pushed him into thinking about his life etc etc etc.. he went on to tell me that although it sounded stupid that he went to the beach that night to watch the sunset and to ask for Gods help in guiding him to where he should be in life.. he said he always remembers the feeling that someone was watching him but that it was a comforting feelings and that it made him feel happy…… well he went on with life and a few years later we met….
So here is the Serendipity… so I said to him “when was that” he replied with a precise date…I said wow how do you remember that specific date?? he replied that it was exactly a week after his relationship failed and it was just something he remembered…. It was the same day I was sitting on a beach in another country looking out at the ocean after my relationship had JUST failed… thinking ‘God I really could use some guidance right about now’…….
I like to think he and I were both drawn to the beach that day because we were looking out at each other just an ocean apart…
Post # 8
YAY!!! So glad you ladies are starting to respond!!! I love reading everyone’s adorable stories, it gives me warm fuzzies inside.
Post # 9
Aw, I really like this idea.
Four years ago this October my cousin passed away. She had been sick for years so it wasn’t really a shock, but it really affected me. We had been close as children and had been spending more time together in the years leading up to this.
So, I was heartbroken. It was a Friday afternoon, and my roomates, not wanting to leave me alone managed to convince me to go with them to a bar to watch a hockey game. I wasn’t really into it, so I was sitting outside on the patio when I hear someone calling my name. It was FI. We weren’t dating or seeing each other or anything like that, just work friends. But he ended up spending his entire night talking to me. This was the first time we ever saw each other outside of a work function. We started dating about 2 months after this incident.
About a year or so later, we were talking about that night and how strange it was to have run into each other there. The bar was right around the corner from my house, but was a good 30 minutes from where he lived in the suburbs. He said he had a feeling I would be there and that for some reason he felt compelled to see me that night. Even though he never knew my cousin, he swears up and down that she must have been trying to push us together.
Post # 10
@thenextmrsi: first off let me start by saying i love Serendipity the movie ; )
and i also love Love. me and my fi have known the same people and lived in the same town since 1988 and have passed by eachother i dont know how many times and never got each others attention i dont know how. but we finally met when i was bartending at a bar he use to work at he would stop by to say hello to some of the staff he knew. i remember the first day i layed my eyes on him. i thought he was absolutely gorgeous i said to my self who is this man. and then i heard he was married with a child on the way ; ( and said wow all the good ones are taken. i was in a dying relationship at the time. no flirting on none of our part we are not like that. we bearly spoke to one another.
then i left that job and a few years later we bump in to each other again at another bar i was working at. i was single and he was divorced ; D. over time we became friends finally talked to each other. and then we would have movie night at my house every week no kissing no nothing completely friends that wanted more but we both have been Thur alot. after about 4 months of that friendship he asked me how i felt about him and if i thought he was someone i could date. i told hem he was adorable yikes wrong word but i was nervous and i really didn’t want a boyfriend i was still hurt and depressed over my last relationship and was not sure i wanted to get involved with anyone. but i really liked him and it felt right when i was around him he listened to me and really cared about how i felt. so i said why not id been single for over 2 years no sex nothing just work and home with m son. we started dating and we just fell in love with each other and at how easy our relationship is.
its like breathing. we have so much fun together. what man will sit and have coffee and play cards with you. and go to Twilight movies with you.
and here we are almost 3 years later he asked me to be his wife ; ) he doesn’t like Twilight as much now lol i think that was just to soften me up at that time ; )
i truly believe everything happens in its own time and at the right time.
all them years it just was not “OUR” time. but it is now!!
he is my heart i love being with him so much.
i cant wait to build and share a life with him and our kids together.
he understands me and i understand him we get each other.
and love each other so much!
Post # 11
DH and I met in highschool but lived in different town and went to different schools. I had the biggest crush on him but he was older and didn’t really know I was alive. His best friend had a huge crush on my friend at the same time, but she wasn’t really interested. His friend asked my friend to his senior prom and convinced DH to ask me so she wouldn’t have to come alone. So I was DH’s prom date!!
We lost touch after we graduated. Fast forward 4 years.
I was out with some friends partying in his hometown and during dinner, a friend asked me if I ever talked to DH. My response was “No, but I just have feeling that if we ever see eachother, we’ll start talking, and then start dating, and then fall madly in love and get married and live happily ever after”. (I was kinda drunk at this point).
Later that night, we were leaving a bar to go back to our car, and I RAN RIGHT INTO DH ON THE SIDEWALK! I almost hyperventilated right there. We chatted for a few minutes, exchanged email addresses, and the rest was history!
Our best friends reconnected and eventually got married too! So it’s one big ball of happiness!!
Post # 12
@HisNightOwl2014: this was the first thing he ever got me while we were friends he said he saw it and thought i would like it ive never opened it up ; )
Post # 13
@thenextmrsi: now you got me all wrm and fuzzy ; D but i have to go to work now and all i want to do is be with my love….
Post # 14
@HisNightOwl2014: And @CanAmBride: Isn’t it crazy how these things happen? One soulmate out of a whole world of people and we found them!!! It makes my head spin!!!
Post # 16
What a beautiful story, moment and memory !