We dated for a few years and had an amazing relationship. We grew up together and talked about the future. When I was in college, I felt he would be the one I would marry. Doesn’t everyone hope for that with their first real
love? But I think I always felt, deep down inside that we weren’t meant to be. I always felt that I would marry someone a little older, maybe a little wiser?
Back to the phone call…
We talked for over 2-3 hours. There was no animosity nor blame. It was happy, loving and supportive.
It was heartfelt and true.
Jeff laughed and hugged me as I cried. So typical.
Jeff and I booked a bed and breakfast for our wedding night. I’m not sure whose decision that was (probably mine) but it most certainly wasn’t the Four Seasons.
All our brothers and sisters took off for a fun night out. I remember clearly the two of us sitting in the B&B talking about how we wished we were with them. We were 26 and 23… can you blame us? We decided then and there to look for them after dinner. Unfortunately we couldn’t find them (So 80s.. this would never happen today with cell phones. No texting!) so instead of spending the night alone we headed back to my parent’s house and knocked on the door. To say they were surprised to see us was an understatement.
We told them about our endless search and that we wanted to celebrate a little more. Being the greatest parents ever they made us pancakes and we laughed and talked until at least midnight. It was one of the sweetest nights ever.
I remember telling our siblings NOT to decorate the car but of course they ignored us and went to town. So fun. Our family rocks.
C. Doug and Betsy continued to date, and then eventually broke up. And then dated again.. then broke up again. (This took all of around 9 years) Then just when I thought they might get back together again for the third and final time.. Betsy met the true love of her life while signing in at work. Jon and Betsy are both pilots for United and the weird thing is, they met the day after Betsy told me that she thought she and Doug might make another date the following weekend.
(Doug and Jeff)
I feel like things happen for a reason, and just like Jeff and I, Jon and Betsy fell in love quickly and got married soon thereafter. Kismet as they say…
While I don’t take myself too seriously.. I have to admit that this has been such an incredible experience writing about this short time in my life. There are so many sweet memories in my past.