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Why Do Things Happen as They Should?

Marlene Geiser

Posted on March 17, 2018 16:25

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My husband and I met and subsequently married some thirty years back. The relationship we have shared has been quite a trip. It came to me today that things have a habit of happening as they should. Life has a strange way of putting us where we belong when we are supposed to be there. Growing older wouldn't be the same without him by my side. Even arguing is much better than being alone.

My husband and I have been married for over thirty years. I like to tell the story of how we met, because it is a wonderful way of recognizing how life has a way of putting us where we belong when we should be there.

I was living alone after having been married from the time I was eighteen, and the experience had become rather pleasant. After leaving my first husband, my son and I had lived together, so when he decided to go and stay with his girlfriend, I decided to move into another place where I could start fresh on my own.

The day my husband and I crossed paths, I was on my way to a meeting at the college where I taught. As I walked to my car, I saw what appeared to be an old, gray haired man who was either putting things in the trunk of his car, or taking them out.

Being of the nature I am, I couldn't resist talking to him. I do have the habit of speaking to strangers, and find it hard to believe that people think that New Yorkers are unfriendly people.

I walked over to where he was and asked, "Are you coming or going?" He explained sadly that his wife had just been taken from him by cancer. He had decided to move out of the apartment where she spent her last moments, so was moving to a new place.

I felt terribly sorry for him, and shared the encounter with a friend. She suggested that I drop him a note, and perhaps I might be able to offer some consolation. When I got home, I wrote to him saying that if he needed someone to talk to, I would be glad to be of help if I could.

I mailed it to the address where we both had lived, assuming he'd left a forwarding address so would get it. A few weeks later I received a call from him thanking me for the offer of help, and inviting me to a party that was taking place where he was living. For some reason, I accepted the invitation, and from that day forward we have been together.

Life has a strange way of putting us where we belong when we are supposed to be there. The story of how our relationship developed is far too long to share here. However, I wrote a book, "Trip of The Heart", published on Amazon, that details the adventure. What is significant is that had I not been where I was that day, I might have missed the multi-colored existence we have shared.

This has certainly been quite a trip. We traveled by truck and trailer across the country with our two dogs, were married in Vegas where we now live, have taught, changed dogs, grown older and often do argue. The wonderful part of all of this is it appears that our love has grown stronger as well.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Marlene Geiser

Posted on March 17, 2018 16:25

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