Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Coincidences

I was reading Lyndy Lou’s post about it being a small world and as soon as I saw the title, a story (more like a series) popped in my head that I thought I’d share with you.

Before Boyfriend and I started dating, we did not know each other at all. (You can read the story here) We talked on the phone for a while before we started dating and then a few weeks later I asked him if he wanted to go to my little sister’s birthday party. It was actually a cook out at my mom’s place and he agreed to go. It was the first time he would meet everyone.

We pulled into the driveway and he gave me the strangest look. He said, “Um, this is your mom’s house?” I looked around and nodded my head, but wondered what was wrong with it. I mean, she has a nice house.

He laughed and got out of the car. We were still new, so I was nervous and now extremely self conscious.

Before I could even get over to him, my step dad, his sister and a couple of his nieces and nephews flanked Boyfriend, some even giving him hugs. WTF?

Come to find out, my step dad is Boyfriend’s cousin. He knew more people at the party than I did. It was as if I was his guest.

Then I found out that his dad had been my sister’s and my step brothers’ teacher.

A few weeks later, he took me to his house to meet his mom (we’ll call her Betty). Betty was going through a divorce and I’m telling you, this woman is like an open book. Even at our first meeting, she shared very personal details with me and started telling me about her ex boyfriend. Her ex boyfriend (Jack) was mean to her and would push her around when he was drinking, but she claimed that he was the love of her life. She swore she’d never get back together with Jack because of his anger issues, but she knew in her heart of hearts that he was the love of her life.

Months and months and months later, while talking to my aunt about Boyfriend, she suddenly gasped when I mentioned his last name.

Her son, my cousin, is Jack. The same Jack that owns Betty’s heart.

Then even later in the relationship, we discovered that our grandmas had worked together at the same place and the same time...twice. They were like work BFF's back in the day...before we were ever thought of.

It definitely is a small, small world.

16 comments:

Danger Boy said...

Wow, that's a lot of connections!

Oilfield Trash said...

That is a lot of hands on the spider web.

Daffy said...

I'd almost want to do some kind of geneology thing just to make sure there wasn't some sort of Joe Dirt/Sister/Brother thing happening....or not.

And just for the record, I may not have had enough coffee. I had to read it twice to get all the connections. :o)

Bubbles said...

definately a small world and it would make me wonder if I was going a little nuts :P

Nicki said...

WHOA. This is like Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon. BUT BETTER.

lyndylou said...

It really is a small world! I love it :)

Sandra said...

It is a small world, and in keeping with that topic, you may have given me an idea for a blog post. If I can formulate my thought carefully, I'll be giving you full credit for the post idea!

Krissy said...

I think you two were destined to meet, and fate was screaming at you that it should have happened much sooner. :) How cool was that?!

Thisisme. said...

Wow! amazing story which just goes to show that, YES, it is a very small world out there.

becca said...

wow that is what you call a small world

The Empress said...

Talk about coincidences, wow! It sounds like you two were definitely destined to be together.

The Onion said...

This should make family gatherings easier...except maybe for jack and betty.

Are you sure you aren't related..?
:-)

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On My Soapbox said...

Wow, I don't know how you can even keep track of all of that!

So did Jack ever clean up his act and get back together with Betty? ;-)

Jo-Anne Mother and Nanna said...

Damn that is weird it really is a small world..........

steph c said...

This is nuts. And where I start going off about "fate" and "kismet" and the like.

The Adorkable Ditz said...

That is so funny! I love it when things work out that way.