Monday, 17 September 2012

Serendipity...how I met my husband


The first thing I will share here is that it truly was fate or serendipity ....the night my husband and I met. I had been single for about 12 months. Prior to that I had been in three other long term relationships, when one ended another one started pretty much straight away, so at this time I wasn't out looking for the one....in fact I had embraced my singledom and was in the middle of planning a trip to Peru with a girlfriend who had kind of introduced me back into the world of metaphysics. I was reading The Celestine Prophesies at the time, which would play a part in how I met my husband on the night in question.

There is a part in the book where the lead character is told or tells someone [I'm going back almost 20 years here...so forgive my vagueness] that when you make eye contact with a stranger you should follow it up as there is meaning behind that chance moment.

There where many serendipitous moments that night, firstly my friend and I decided that we weren't going to go out in our hometown, preferring to head to a club in a town half an hours drive down the coast. When we got there the club was closed for renovations, so we turned around and went back to our local, which was the first place my eyes met Brendans....serendipity, [he was to tell me later that it was rare for him to be out and about in my town as he lived further inland and was only out for a mates farewell...serendipity]. Then my friend and I left and went to another pub around the corner, it wasn't long before we ended up at the same place at the same time again,  our eye's meeting across a very busy room...serendipity. So now I decided to take some advice from the Prophesies and I went up to him and said hello, I have not often been so forward but I had to follow the signs :) ...  we started to chat, and as it turned out he already vaguely knew who I was...serendipity.

When he introduced himself, he told me that he was actually a long time friend of my brother-in-laws younger brother...serendipity. How we never ran into each other I don't know...Serendipity I suspect. Being that there is a reasonable age difference between us, it made sense that we ran in different circles and although Graeme [brother-in-laws brother] is family we never hung out outside family get together's...  so Serendipity bought Brendan and I together in the end, when it was meant to be... the stars aligned and we met. The rest is our very serendipitous history.

Four years later we were married and 4 years after that we were blessed with twin babies, a little boy and a little girl. Two little people that came into the world because one night their Mum & Dad went out and let Serendipity do it's thing :)

What Serendipitous events have changed your life?

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