You never know how one moment can change your life forever. I dont normally share this type of thing on the blog but I couldn t let this day pass without some mention, because everything I am today comes from that moment.
10 years ago I was a carefree 22 year old living and working in Cairo Egypt. Teaching english by day and hanging out with new friends by night.
As part of the program I was there with we planned to spend Christmas in Bethlehem and then a few of us were going to continue onto Jerusalem for a few days. After settling into our hostel the three of us asked two guys also staying at thehostel if they wanted to join us for drinks at a local bar. This guy was one of the two who joined us.
The next morning while eating breakfast I mentioned to Sean that if he decided to change his plans and head to Egypt he should email me and I would show him around. We went our seperate ways never expecting to hear from him, this was before the days of Facebook.
I must have been totally irresistible because only a few days later I got an email that he was heading to town and wanted to meet up. I like to tell myself that it was love at first sight and he couldn’t live without seeing me again, Sean may disagree with that one.
This was the start of a whirlwind week and a half where we traveled throughout Egypt and Turkey together. Looking back I am shocked someone didn’t talk me out of traveling with a strange man I had just met. I think I just saw deep down I could trust him. Or I was just young and stupid and lucky he didn’t kill me 🙂
This chance meeting in a hostel half way around the world from where we both lived has lead to years of travel together, marriage and two kids.
I am so thankful that 10 years ago today Sean said yes to joining us for drinks. Although marriage and parenting is never easy I am glad to have this guy there to help me.
So fun! I spent a few weeks in Israel, which was supposed to be a semester, but it was September 2001…you know, the actual date of 9/11. So we came home a few months early on the soonest flight they had. So sad. I loved it there. Cute story & Congrats!!
What a great story! <3
What an incredible story! Congratulations of making it 10 years later as well 🙂 I love hearing these types of “chance” stories since that is what love is, just a chance you take.
Thanks for sharing your story with us. Life is sometimes crazy isn’t it? Wishing you an amazing new year! Cheers Annika