Today is day 23 of Blogtober 2020 and today the theme is Wherever Whenever. I have kept coming back to this theme as I could not decide on how to interpret this theme,
I have been watching Married at first sight, a program where the bride and groom meet for the very first time at the alter as they say their wedding vows. They are matched on a lot of science and various things.
Can you fall in love at first sight?
Growing up I used to dream of falling in love and getting married. Planning my dream wedding and colour schemes, of walking down the aisle as I took my wedding vows with the man I had fallen in love with and planned to stay with for the rest of my life.
I was with my husband for 11 years and we were married for 8 years. It turned out to be a mentally abusive marriage, and it changed me a lot. I carried on with my marriage as I though this was it and I would be the failure if we separated.
One Sunday morning, I was up early as I could not sleep. I logged on to a chat room I used to go on chatting to people around the world, I had made a few friends but no one was online. So, I logged into a new chat room and started to chat to a new person. We clicked, I was married he had just gone through a divorce.
We ended up chatting all the time, and eventually met arranged to meet up (as friends) as he was not that far away from me. As we had been chatting for ages we felt we knew each other, and when we met face to face it was like we had been friends forever.
Over time our feelings changed, I opened up and told him things about my marriage no one else knew. We fell in love and I took the plunge to end my marriage. 21 years on we have just celebrated our 18th wedding anniversary.
I never really believed in fate before. But that Sunday morning I believe it happened. Neither of us were ever up at that time on a Sunday, and neither of us had been on that chat room before. It was like it was meant to be.
Do you believe in fate?