Finally Found Prince Charming
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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|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!