Tuesday, July 09, 2013

Full Circle

When Dale and I first met back in 1998, we became friends the instant we met in the Miami airport, both of us on our way to working in Venezuela.

Then we were more than friends. Then we were just friends again. And then, when we had done that back-and-forth dance too many times, we became nothing and went our separate ways. One of us in South America and one of us in Africa.

That part of the journey was not so fun.

After almost a year of not seeing each other, we were still very much on each other's minds. So, we decided to meet in Spain over the December break of 2001, to see once and for all what this whole thing was about.

Needless to say, we took that great leap of faith and embraced this crazy little thing called love. And it really has been happy ever after, maybe because we are both aware of how darn hard it was to get to the 'ever after' part.

On the train to Seville, riding along those same roads we travelled 12 years ago together, I was awash in nostalgia. It is even sweeter this time around now that we have Sojo with us to make more memories.

1 comment:

Popo and Nana and Gong Gong and Granda said...

I remember that journey well. This brought tears to my eyes. Tears of joy that the two of you took that leap of faith and believed in the power of love. Having Sojo now is the icing on the cake.