Finally Found Prince Charming

February 6, 2007 by Kailani  
Filed under contests, my family

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I admit it: I’m a hopeless romantic.

Since I was a little girl, I had dreamed of the day that Prince Charming would walk into my life and sweep me off my feet.

Over the years I went through my share of “toads” but never gave up hope that my Prince Charming would one day show up. I watched all those romantic movies that claimed that true love exists. If it could happen to Julia Roberts, it could happen to me.

But as I started to reach my early 30s, I was faced with the realization that it doesn’t happen to everyone. What happened to that saying that there’s someone for everyone? Was my “someone” living in Alaska or some faraway place? Did I bump into him in the shopping mall and failed to notice because I was looking at that fabulous pair of shoes in the window?

And then, on my 35th birthday, I decided that true love just wasn’t in the stars for me. I remember telling my mother that I didn’t think I was put on this earth to be married and have children.

Her response was, “Don’t worry, the right one will come along eventually.” I smiled and nodded, but I didn’t believe her. After all, what else could a mother say?

Then, one evening some friends from work decided to go to a local sports bar to sing karaoke. I didn’t have any plans, so I called my friend Jan to see if she wanted to go with me. At the last minute I decided that I really wasn’t in the mood to go, so I called Jan to cancel. She had already left, and since I was supposed to meet her in the parking lot, I dragged myself over there.

Besides believing in true love, I also believe that there’s a reason for everything in life. You may not understand why something happens at the time, but one day you look back and it all makes perfect sense.

Well, while driving to the sports bar, I remember thinking that if I had called Jan five minutes earlier I could have stayed home and watched “Ally McBeal.”

Now I think about how, had I called Jan five minutes earlier, I may never have met the love of my life.

He walked into the bar with some guys I knew from work. I am a flight attendant, so I remember seeing him as a passenger on one of my flights to Maui. We were introduced, and I was immediately attracted to him. What I didn’t know was that he was also a flight attendant for the same company!

A week later we went out on our first date and I knew he was the one I would spend the rest of my life with.

I never used to understand those people who told me that when you meet the right person, you just know. But it’s true, it’s not something you can put into words. It’s a feeling that everything in your life is just the way it should be.

Five months later we were engaged and we’ve been married for 7 years now.

Thanks to my husband, I’m a believer in love again. And for those hopeless romantics out there: Trust me, dreams really do come true.

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* Entered in the Write-Away Contest at Scribbit.

About the author:
Kailani is the owner and founder of An Island Life. You'll find her sharing her daily life as a mother to 3 wonderful daughters, working as a flight attendant, and living a blessed life in Hawaii. She is also the founder of the group review site - Family Review Network. Follow along on her adventure of a lifetime this Winter as a member of the Vaseline Dry Skin Patrol!
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49 Responses to “Finally Found Prince Charming”
  1. sugarmama says:

    What a beautiful story !!!

  2. Liz (Looney Mom) says:

    That is so awesome. Who are we to question fate? I’m a hopeless romantic too. I just love your cool fairy-tale. woo hoo!:grin:

  3. momto3cubs says:

    Aww, so happy for you.

    Same thing happened to my brother–he met her, and just knew she was the one, and they were married within a year, on Maui.

    That must have been a beautiful wedding!

  4. Renee says:

    very nice fairy tale…and now you have two princesses.

    My poor husband . . . 2 princesses and a Queen! LOL!

  5. Pamela says:

    sounds like a movie script.
    …… Who would you choose to play each of you???

    I would play myself and Keanu Reeves would play my husband! hee hee!

  6. yoshi says:

    This is very good. I enjoyed it. As cliche as it sounds, true love just happens, and never found. Anyone that’s been in the situation knows as you said.

    *applaud* great story.

  7. Carey says:

    What a beautiful story. I believe that things happen for a reason too. Im so happy for you that you had gone to the bar with your friend that night. And a wedding at the beach? Even better…
    Thanks for sharing.

  8. Maribeth says:

    How beautiful!
    My 30 year old daughter is so sad because there is no love in her life. I keep telling her to wait, love will find her and not to worry. But she is feeling her biological clock ticking. I’m sending her your post!

  9. Lisa says:

    What a beautiful story. I too am a hopeless romantic. There is someone out there for everyone, you just have to be patient and you will find it.

  10. Mary (Mert) says:

    Seeing that picture after reading your post brought a tear to my eye! thanks for posting this story, I believe in true love too. :O) Reading post like these makes me remember why my husband and I are still together.

  11. carmen says:

    Thank you for keeping my hope alive. :)

  12. Stacy says:

    Ooh, what a wonderful blog post Local Girl! I loved it :)

    When I met my husband, I just knew he was the one too. We both did and we were married soon after. I was in my early 30’s also :) Miracles do happen!

  13. Bex says:

    That is such a sweet story!! I’m so glad it all worked out for you! :)

  14. Sparky Duck says:

    awesome story, though wait, I thought I was Prince Charming? No wait,maybe Im Prince Charmin.

    Congrats

  15. Elizabeth says:

    You are so cute! I love it.

  16. tiggerprr says:

    It is so unfair to make a sinus infected person cry! LOL Serious, beautiful post, beautiful story and beautiful picture. Everything does happen for a reason, and in it’s own time instead of ours. ::sobs happy for you tears::

    How fitting is it, that my anti-spam word is “happy”? :)

  17. meredith says:

    That is a GORGEOUS picture, and the story is beautiful!

  18. Anne says:

    Beautiful

  19. Renee says:

    LOL re: 2 Princesses & a Queen. My DH has the same (well sorta) 1 Princess, 1 Queen, 1 female dog, 2 female rabbits…no testosterone anywhere!

    Got my package! Thank You very much…can’t wait to try them out…and I gotta go shopping to finish my package today & mail it out too. Once DD gets out of bed.

  20. jenn says:

    That’s so beautiful and very well written. I love the photo!

  21. Holly Schwendiman says:

    Awww – that’s awesome! I’ve been thinking on what/how to write a love post for Valentines. Hope I can come close to this one because it’s awesome girl!

    Hugs,
    Holly
    Holly’s Corner

  22. Pass the Torch says:

    Oh – what a darling story! All the more lovely, since it’s a true one!!

  23. Linda says:

    awww!!!!!

  24. Katherine says:

    Aww, I so love happy endings! Congrats on your 7 years and many more happy ones ahead.

  25. Waya says:

    I love stories like this! I do believe in “things happen for a reason, fate and destiny” as well. That’s how I met my hubbie and we have been married 9 years and known each other for 15 years, and we haven’t stopped having fun.

    Is that you and the hubbie in that picture? That’s just breathtaking!!

  26. BeachMama says:

    I love your story! I too believe in true love and am a hopeless romatic. Congrats on a wonderful 7 years, with many more to come.

  27. Ma says:

    I had a bunch of scabs too. I didn’t like being played. I hated to be lied to by guys. Then I met Charley and he bacame my soul mate. We shared a happy life and a big family. No one will ever take his place. So he is my Prince Charming. :)

  28. Christina says:

    That is such a wonderful story! It’s amazing how life can surprise you sometimes, especially when it surprises you with such a happy ending! Beautiful photo, too!

  29. Lorri says:

    What a great story! Good luck with the contest.

  30. Desert Songbird says:

    Touching story. So happy for you that your fairy tale worked out!

  31. Wendy Ann Edwina D'Cunha e Pereira says:

    That is a great story and an encouraging one… My sis Amanda and I got married before we reached 30, I got married when I was 26 & amanda 29… But our younger sis, Sarita(turned 31 last month) is still to be married… We have been on her case, lately… but mum says all in good time, I guess she’s correct….

  32. Gina says:

    Awww. I love this story! I’ve been married since time began it seems (OK nearly 17 years). Sometimes it seems like we’re so wrapped up in kids, jobs and everyday junk. Your story reminded me there a romantic side that needs to be maintained too.

  33. Carrie says:

    Great story, and married on the beach, so cool! I also beleive that there is a time for everything, everything happens for a reason. I met my husband through a friend at her bday party, she had dated him years before and had ran into him the week of her party. If she had never ran into him she wouldn’t have invited him to her party and we may have never met. But I do beleive that if we were meant to be together, we would have met eventually!

  34. Liza says:

    Lovely! I included this in my Carnival of Love Stories. Yes, I did it :)

  35. Erin says:

    awww :) I think that’s the way great love stories start :) (From the Blogging Chicks Carnival)- I agree, true love exists!!

  36. Mary (Mert) says:

    I already read this post, but it is so beautiful, I had to read it again! :D here from the Blogging Chicks, YO!

  37. DigitalRich says:

    Many thanks for participating in the 3rd edition of Carnival of the Storytellers!

    The edition is now posted and can be found at:

    http://digitalrich.blogspot.com/2007/02/carnival-of-storytellers-3rd-edition.html

    DigitalRich

  38. Gattina says:

    A beautiful story with a happy end ! I like happy ends for that I am very romantic too. And it’s true what you said, when you meet the “good” one, somewhere you know it. When we met for the first time, apparently we knew it both, because we stayed together from this very evening until today : 37 years later !

  39. Author Mom DogNut says:

    I also got married in my 30’s and boy am I glad I didn’t meet my true love any sooner. I needed all that time to grow up.

    So glad you found your true love. That’s a great story.

  40. bobbarama says:

    Wow. This is a terrific story. Thanks for giving the rest of us a glimpse into things like hope and timing and true love. Wonderful. I found your post over at polliwog’s Carnival of Good Stuff.

  41. Summer says:

    Aww, I LOVE this cute story of how you met. I know the feeling of meeting the right one and just knowing.

  42. Grace says:

    What a beautiful love story. Not even Julia Roberts can do justice to this one if put in a movie! :-)

  43. pRinCesS says:

    a round of applause…i do believe in you…that was a touching story, i have a lot of crushes and so whatever and little by little i’m thinking that no on out there is intended for me. but your story uplift my spirit..:) i hope i could finally find my prince someday..although i guess i had found him, still not convince..the relationship we have guess, would not work…

  44. HawaiiVacationGifts says:

    Kailani,
    That is such a beautiful story–I love hearing stories about how couples met. And after 7 years of marriage and motherhood, you look so great! I thought you were in your early 30’s!

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