Hi there. So this is the first story sent to me by a fellow blogger. The first addition to my Guest Feature “Couples”. If you would like to know more, head over there to learn more about it.
Thank you so much, Kitt O’Malley, for sharing your story:
“When out to lunch with my sister and the man she was dating at the time, I learned that he had four brothers. Being bold and wanting to get married and start a family (I was almost 31 after all), I asked if any of them was single and available. He gave my number to one of his brothers. His brother and I got along over the phone and set up a blind date.
On our first date we rode bicycles along the bike path from Hermosa Beach to Playa del Rey, where I had a bicycle accident that rendered me unable to sit for the remainder of the bike ride back to Hermosa Beach. Damn that over-sized men’s road bike and that very deep storm drain. I had no idea that I was about to fall hard on the bike’s frame. I only had eyes for my future husband’s face and was oblivious to my surroundings. We continued the date throughout the afternoon and evening, until I decided to call the advice nurse who instructed me to go to the emergency room STAT, cutting our date short at 9:30 pm.
Our second and third dates were similarly exciting. We went to Edwards Air Force Base and used flight simulators, and he took me flying over the Queen Mary. While over the Queen Mary, the door to the plane opened during a steep power bank leaving me with a view of ocean. I slammed the door shut even though I understood the physics that would keep me in the plane.
We’ve been together now for 20 years, married for 17, and have an adolescent son. My sister married my husband’s brother a year before we married, so our sons share grandparents on both sides.”