Next month I’m getting married to the MOST AMAZING man I ever met, and I met him on December 6, 2014 at one of your speed-dating events. We’d love to send you an invitation. What mailing address may I send it to?
My very best,
That’s amazing! What great news. My address is XXXXXXX. That’s so sweet of you to think of me.
I absolutely think of you! I’m off the market but I’m still on the ATWYS mailing list; I love reading the articles and their responses. When new ATWYS emails comes in, I often remember our brief correspondence long ago.
I’d replied to an email about possible cancellations at an event taking place that evening. I tried to register several times throughout the afternoon but my phone repeatedly froze at the end of the process. I couldn’t tell if the latest attempt worked so then I’d email you. I was becoming increasingly frustrated and was worried you would move on to someone whose phone did not have similar technological impairments. Eventually Apple got it together and I pulled on a pair of rubber boots and headed out into the rainy night and (unbeknownst to me) straight into my future.
Sometimes when asked how X and I met I am reminded how we could have been a near miss, but for your patience and willingness to go back and forth with me one soggy Saturday. Two years later he and I are still processing how much our lives have changed since we first met.
You played a key role in what ended up being the most important night of my life. In my head you’re credited, but it bothered me that you never knew that you introduced me to the most incredible human beings on the planet and certainly the best man I have ever known. I hope that doesn’t sound narcissistic; I’m just fascinated by how the tiniest deeds can result in the most dramatic changes in the course of our lives.
She could have canceled. She could have gotten so frustrated that she gave up. She could have decided the rain was going to make her commute too difficult. But she didn’t. She took the leap of faith and put herself out there. And look what happened.
Now if you’ll excuse me, there appears to be something in my eye.
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