A Good Story (Happens Outside of Fiction Too, Right?)

I once had this fleeting connection with someone through a window while I was at working at a fast food restaurant.

I always hoped fate would find a way for us to meet again at some other time, but I guess it just wasn’t meant to be.

This short film reminds me of that encounter so much.

It’s really cute and simple but strangely compelling.

This is what I need.

A good story.

A story that I can tell my grand kids.

A story about how I met the love of my life.

Please tell me that this sort of thing happens outside of beautifully told fiction.


Happy Valentine’s Day Everyone!

2 responses to “A Good Story (Happens Outside of Fiction Too, Right?)”

  1. I absolutely adored this love story when I watched it before Wreck'em Ralph I believe. A movie that my gaming husband chose, but I ended up enjoying.

    Here's the story of how I met my husband of 2.5 years.

    I walked into a local coffee shop across from my apartment that I had never been in before just to check it out. I sat next to this cute guy at the bar (my husband Chris) and ordered a tea and we got talking – friendly chat. Turns out we had a bit in common so we sat at a table together. Next thing you know we've killed over 2 hours and the owner is asking us to leave because he was supposed to lock up awhile ago.

    That night I go home and tell all my girlfriends that if Chris isn't the man I'm going to marry it is someone exactly like him. Surprising to me as he was a recently separated, computer guy and I always thought I'd marry someone in education who hadn't been married before.

    Skip to our second date (the newest Batman movie of the time) where I apparently tell Chris that I am going to marry him. I don't remember this, but he broke up with me a few days later saying he wasn't ready for a relationship and wanted to be friends so I guess it must be true.

    I knew we were meant to be together at this point and figured he must just need time. So, I stayed friends with him, joined karate (his long-time interest) and he joined aqua-fit with me. We hung out almost every day for several months.

    That brings us to our third date when his friend told him to ask me out already because anyone he could spend every day with was worth dating officially.

    We moved in together a few months later (something I never thought I would do either before engagement) and a few months after that we were engaged. We got married just over 2 years from the day we first met.

    Surprisingly my husband had a career change before we married. He went from computer guy to Early Childhood Educator and now works with 2-5 year old children. Turns out I married someone in education after all.

    Hope you find your someone special with a story to match.

  2. Hi Amber,

    Thank you so much for sharing that story. It's nice to see that things can indeed work out when they don't look completely promising at the very start.

    A lot of romances can start with friendships too. Perhaps that is even the best way.

    All the best to you and your family!