I love romance! I want everyone to be happy – every story must have a happy ending! I have a story to tell, and I will share it with you. It is about love and happiness!
Quite a few years ago, in fact about 15 years, my church, the Immaculate Conception Church in Malden, organized a trip to the Holy Land, Israel, under the direction of Father Silva, our Pastor at the time. The trip was scheduled for about 12 days. I decided to sign up for the trip, as did my two very dear friends, Mary Howard and Marie Mayne, both also members of the church.
How exciting! The three of us going so far away!
It was a through flight, and the plane was enormous.
When it came to the seating, Mary and Marie were seated together. I was a little farther away from them. However, I was very lucky, because I was seated beside a handsome young man, who was very friendly and chatty. We introduced ourselves, and I found out that he was single, and he decided to take this trip because he was always interested in going to the Holy Land. He was a member of my church, although I had never met him before. He was so easy to talk to. The longer we chattered, I thought what a waste of time sitting beside me because I was well beyond his years. As we conversed, I recalled this young girl I had spoken to before we boarded the plane. She was alone and had decided to take this trip by herself.
My mind became alive – why don’t I ask her if she would like to change seats with me for the remainder of the trip? She might enjoy being next to a young man – I will ask her. Why not! So I made my way over to her. Here I am, high above the sky in an airplane, going hundreds of miles an hour, changing seats with this sweet young lady. And, yes, she was very happy to make the change.
After we arrived there, I often saw them together, so I knew I had made the right decision. Once she came over and thanked me for making the change of seats. They hit it off beautifully.
When the trip ended, we all said our goodbyes. Never did I suspect any sign of a great romance. I tried and my heart was in the right place. I am sure knowing each other made the trip much more enjoyable. That’s the cupid in me!
At a church service recently, this same young lady with a young girl – her daughter, about l0 years old – came over to me and introduced herself. She told me her love story. The story of the plane ride to the Holy Land, and now they are married, and living happily ever after. I was Cupid after all!
This is a true story and should give hope and courage to any young lady who would like to meet Mr. Right. You never know when Cupid will appear with his bow and arrow! Sometimes, you have to help Cupid. Why not?!
HAPPY VALENTINE’S DAY TO ALL!