I had no idea the person I’d just met (38 years ago yesterday) would change my life forever, and almost entirely for good (the “almost” is purely subjective—those are the parts of each other we haven’t finished fixing yet). I’m not sure who I’d be if I hadn’t met Trudy, but I do know I wouldn’t like him as much as I do the man she’s making me into.
I had no idea what was to come when I spotted this remarkably pretty girl amidst the 200+ members of a mass church choir. All I knew was that I couldn’t stop sneaking glances at her. And then, when she showed up a few nights later at our church’s drama group meeting, I thought, “She acts, she sings, she’s beautiful—what’s not to like?”
We had no idea when we went out for our first cuppa joe (we both loved coffee) that it was the beginning of a circuitous path that would lead to a lifetime together. Were we “soul mates”? Maybe from God’s perspective. But from our perspective, we were two very different people who would need to do a lot of rubbing and polishing before we “fit.” Maybe we made each other into soul mates (“as iron sharpens iron, so one person sharpens another”). But at any rate, fit we did. And fit we do.
Where will the path lead from here? We don’t know, we only know that we’ll be on it together. And we wouldn’t have it any other way, even though the day we met…
We had no idea.