Tracing back the what-ifs...
I met my husband while I was still in college. I had met some other friends online and headed to visit one of them on a long weekend. He also knew the girl I was visiting and had come up to visit as well. Though he had been part of the same general group, I had minimal knowledge of him, besides his name.
But so much of this traces back to a series of what-ifs, several decisions made along the way that led to meeting him in June of 1996.
I graduated high school in June of 1994 in southern Ontario. At the time (this has since changed), there was an optional Grade 13 year, where students would take the equivalent of first-year college classes in preparation for the first year of university. A minimum of six of these credits was required for admittance to university from high school, and most students took them in the 13th year. However, I graduated from 12th grade and already had 6 of those credits. I had applied to several universities I was interested in, and had decided if I liked where I was accepted, I would go on to university that fall. If not, I would head back to high school and pick up another group of the 13th-year credits.
In the fall of 1995, I went to university, took classes, and all the typical stuff. My friend Katherine (whom I met that year) also insisted that I set up email. Of course, in 1995, most email and internet-based media were localized to colleges and tech people. However, it provided a fun diversion, and I joined a couple of mailing lists that allowed me to meet some nice people.
In the spring of 1996, one of the girls I had met through a mailing list offered to host a gathering at her house over a long weekend. I wanted to go, to meet her and a few of the other girls I had gotten to be friends with.
Now the other side: My husband actually hadnít been planning on attending that weekend. He had to work, but at the last minute he ended up taking a couple of comp days, flying to another city completely, where a couple of friends of his lived, then driving overnight with them to head up there for the weekend.
And that was almost 16 years ago, 12 years of marriage, 2 kids, 2 apartments, 2 houses, and finally a military move to Colorado to start over one more time.
What about you? How did you and your husband meet? Is there one moment that changed everything?
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