Every couple has a story…. A story about how you met, what caused that spark and energy that exists only between the two of you, what pushed you to be together.. My hubby’s Grandma once told him:”What's meant for you won't pass you by”. We both strongly believe that and our story is a proof:
I was 19 and went to discover the USA on a J1 visa. I had a job at the amusement park on a beach in Wildwood, New Jersey. Michael and I worked at the same place. That’s all… What?! Is that all?! Noooooo!!! Yes, we worked together, but it wasn’t how we actually met :-). We met at a party. We were dancing in a circle of friends from work, and it kind of just happened that we started to dance together. Oh my, I didn’t even know I could dance like that! People stood around us in a circle watching us dance and cheered! I’ll never forget that feeling! So, that’s how it started – the summer American romance.
Time came to leave the States, as we both had to finish college. We went back to our home countries and got on with our lives, but kept in touch. Those warm memories from our 2005 summer had been with us all the time. We hadn't seen each other until 2007. That summer I got a job in the city where I went to uni and stayed there. I bought a new laptop and noticed MSN messenger on my desktop. I never used it before and decided to give it a go. The app searched through my e-mail list and showed me the only person who was online at the time – Michael. I said 'Hi!', and hours of our online conversations began. Michael then told me that he never really used the messenger either, and only logged in at that moment to see who he could chat to. He discovered my message! We talked about everything and anything and it felt like we'd known each other for ages. We also discovered that Michael was never supposed to be in Wildwood! He came to spend the summer in New York with his friend, but it was hard to find a job and the cost of living was high for students, so they decided to move on. Someone got them jobs in Ocean City in Maryland. Now, bear with me, the next bit is important! So, off they went… They got off the bus and walked to the their new work address., which they couldn’t find. They asked for help at the nearest hotel. They were in Ocean city, but in New Jersey! In a hurry they got on a wrong bus and ended up in the wrong state! Agh, well. The lads looked for work online and found two jobs nearby.. Where? Of course in the amusement park in Wildwood! It was incredible to discover these things which brought us together! After about 2 months of our MSN chats, Michael wrote to me: “'I'm coming over for a visit”.
I would never forget the feeling I had when I was waiting for him at the arrival gate. I felt as if something big and important was about to happen. And it did… Michael came over for 6 days, and it was enough to realize that we shared something special. Then we were apart again till New Year holidays. We met 2008 together in Ireland and had the time of our lives! When we were counting down for the new year to come, I made a wish, which came true 3 months after – we got married. We still had to spend time apart as I was in my last year of uni and had to graduate. After our wedding we hadn’t seen each other for 3 months. Being far away from each other was hard and at times frustrating, but we got through it knowing we were going to be together soon. On the 2nd of July 2008 we were finally together and happy. Almost 10 years on we still are! It feels like a lot of things happened for a reason for us to be together. Through all of this I've learned that there is life and there is love, and it's worth the risk :)
That's our story. What's yours? I would love to hear it!"