Day 24: B’Shert “I remember the first time I ever noticed Susan. We hadn’t met yet.”
A good time to take a break from the unfolding story of me getting ready to be with Susan in what seems like a story without a good ending to talk a little bit about “us”
In the play I tell the story of how Susan and I noticed each other at a B’nai B’rith Youth Organization convention in 1961 in Texarkana, Texas. We just made googly-eyes at each other but never talked. Then three years later Susan ends-up going to College in El Paso at Texas Western College and I am still living at home and I am going to Texas Western.
It turns out that Susan starts dating a guy named Steve and I a girl named Jane. On a “double date” over to Juarez one night probably in 1964 we end up switching --- Jane is in the front seat with Steve and Susan in the back seat with me on the way back from Juarez.
In the play I say: “It didn’t take us very long to fall in love” and then “In 1965 we decided to we wanted to get married.”
As I sit back and reflect on what is now a journey of 53 years since that first date, I believe that some things are in fact destined to happen. Some force outside of what we as humans can fully understand can bring people together for a purpose. The Yiddish phrase is “B’shert” Meant to be.
I do think that Susan and Sam were meant-to-be and that the unfolding story of our lives is a sacred journey.
Stat of the Day: There are about 6,200 wedding a day in the United States with the average age of the bride being 25.3 years and the average age of the groom being 26.9 years. Source
Task of the Day: Say “I love you” to your spouse. “I love you simply awakens the US in you and me.”
Resource of the Day: Okay—I have given this link before – it isn’t quite what I’m talking about and yet it will make your day. What Love Really Means by JJ Heller.
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