The Love Story That Almost Wasn’t. How I Met My Husband by Mary Alford
For the next few Fridays, some of the Ladies are going to share about how they met their significant others. We are writing these in a fun way. Here’s my love story.
Once upon a time, a very shy young woman from a small Texas town moved to the big city of Austin and was immediately overwhelmed. She’d never seen so many people in one place before. Then slowly, over time, her life settled into a routine. She found a job. Made friends.
Life was good, she didn’t need anything else in her life, or so she thought until one evening when she and one of her friends decided to go to the gym and work out, of all things.
After a very brief work out regimen, the two girls decided to go home. Then on the way they passed a country dance and on the spur of the moment, decided to go inside. That was where the young woman’s life changed forever and she met her true Texas cowboy.
The minute she spotted him across the room, she knew there was something different about him. He wasn’t dressed like the rest of the other would-be cowboys. This guy was the real deal. Plain spoken, good mannered, and oh so handsome with his laughing green eyes.
Although he didn’t wear a white hat, she knew he was a good man, and so they danced for hours. Talked just as long, and knew from that moment on they were meant to be together.
That was almost thirty four years ago, and today, the young woman has grown into a mom and a grandmother, but she’s just as in love with her Texas cowboy as she was the day they “almost” didn’t meet.