I’ve always heard the expression “it was love at first sight,” but considered it all a bunch of hooey. Well, that is until I met my husband.
We were set up on a blind date by a mutual friend and began talking on the phone every night. We both had tortured pasts where love was concerned and had pretty much completely given up on ever finding our soul mates. In the days leading up to our first face-to-face meeting, we spoke on the phone every night for two to three hours at a time. I felt completely comfortable pouring my heart out to him about anything and everything and, apparently, he felt the same way. Before ever meeting him, I felt like we’d been close friends forever. I kept thinking that there must be something wrong with him…I had NEVER just “clicked” with ANYONE before like this. Being the “cynical regarding love” person that I was, I kept waiting for the other shoe to drop and it all to end, but it never did.
The night we were supposed to meet, my heart was fluttering and it felt like the butterflies in my stomach were eagles! Little did I know that he was feeling the exact same way. He walked into the place I was working at the time and smiled at me and I immediately knew who he was. I got my first look at the man who truly changed my life forever. I knew then that he was the total package…everything I’d been looking for in a husband, best friend, soul mate and future father of our children.
We went on our first date on April 11th, 2004, and were married on August 14th of that same year. Since meeting and marrying Eric, I now believe in one of the oldest clich�s in the book: “love at first sight.” I believe I was honestly in love with him before I ever laid eyes on him because of the way our hearts connected over the phone.
Here it is almost three years later and our love and marriage is stronger than ever. I could search the world over and NEVER find anyone that is better suited to spend my life with. I look forward to growing old with him and making thousands of new memories for us.
When I had just completely given up on love, I’m so thankful and blessed that a wonderful man came into my life and made a believer out of me.
P.S. Just for the record: the mutual friend that set us up has been showered with gifts over the years to show our appreciation!! 😉