Has there been a time in your life when something really bad turned into something really good?
This question was posed to me by LA from https://wakinguponthewrongsideof50.wordpress.com/2020/04/13/due-archives/
She participated in my trivia game from yesterday’s post, Trivia Fun and she got a correct answer! Her prize was getting to suggest a topic for me to do a post on. A win for her, for her blog gets a shout out. Her blog is always a fun one to read. sometimes you laugh and sometimes she really has something thought provoking to think about, either way, its always interesting. Plus a win for me, in helping out my writer’s block.
As I thought about her question, the same story kept popping up, so I decided to go with it. I don’t know if its exactly what you were asking for LA, but hopefully you and my readers will enjoy it.
When I was in High School I had a lot of guy friends. Not boyfriends, but good friends that were guys. It was the same after High School. I would have boyfriends here and there, but I seemed to attract more the guys that just wanted a good friend. I had no problem with that, I enjoyed their friendship as well.
Once my friends started getting married though it became a little harder to be the girl that was just someone’s good friend, little sis, etc. You know the saying, “always a bridesmaid, never a bride.” I was beginning to wonder if that quote would describe me.
My sisters were married, my sisters had babies, and there I was, still single. I had some dates that made me buy myself a key chain. It said, “Men are like Parking Spaces, all the good ones are taken!” My clock was ticking, I mean really, I was the ripe old age of 24!
Then it happened, another friend of mine was leaving the “I hate men” club and getting married. My club was seriously dwindling. It was basically my Boston Terrier and me, and let me tell ya, she always was in agreement with everything I said about guys. She would look at me with those big eyes of hers and cock her head, saying “I know, Men! They are crazy!” and then snuggle up to me and say, “But really, why do you need them, you have me!”
I agreed to be my friend’s bridesmaid for I was genuinely happy for her. I flew 500 miles to be in her wedding and some of you may already know what I am going to say. My escort walked me down the aisle in rehearsal and during the wedding and then we walked back down the aisle almost exactly a year later as husband and wife!
I had no intention of falling in love with someone 500 miles away when I flew to be in my friend’s wedding, but it happened. One quick weekend and I literally flew home with my head in the clouds.
So all the time I had spent kicking myself about past boyfriends perhaps and wondering if I made mistakes. The times I laid in bed single thinking that was how it was going to be were really just leading up to this one New Year’s Eve weekend where I met the guy that was meant for me.
Is there a lesson to learn from this? Yes, that life can have its depressing times and you can think you are stuck and you wonder if things will get better, but then, in a blink of an eye, things can quickly change! Don’t ever lose hope!