Today is Valentine's Day, and do I have a romantic story for you!
Last Saturday I received a wedding invitation from a college dormmate. The wedding will take place on the east coast in August.
What makes it special is not only do I know both parties, I'm the one who introduced them.
Picture Grace as Cupid.
The introduction took place 38 years ago, and to say that these folks were slow to get with the program is an understatement.
L. lived across the hall in the graduate dormitory.
C. was a cute, bright but very shy law student I'd met in the library.
It just seemed to me that they would be a good couple.
So I introduced them.
They went on a couple of dates but nothing clicked.
OK, so Grace isn't the world's swiftest Cupid.
L. married, had children, then lost her husband three years ago to cancer.
C. married, divorced, and kept working his way up the corporate ladder.
I kept in touch with L. but lost contact with C.
Two years ago, he found me through our alumni association and we renewed our friendship. He casually mentioned L. and asked if I knew what had happened to her. Indeed I did so I passed on her e-mail address.
As they say, the rest is history. And part of that history will be made in August when the two of them finally get married.
I am definitely planning to be there.
Let's see. Am I ready? Wings? Check. Arrows? Check.
Grace/Cupid is now on her game!