Everyone knows that love will make you do crazy things. Here’s a for instance:
A while ago a friend of mine, we’ll call her C., met the man of her dreams at the business where she was the receptionist. I blogged about her situation back then. She had just been in a car accident and was still a little under the weather when he came into her office building. Turns out he had been in a much worse accident months before. They began comparing notes, at which time she got a little light headed…and ended up swooning in his arms moments later.
They began dating the next week.
Fast forward a few months to when they started having some relationship problems…as all couples do. A little discouraged, C. went out to dinner with me and a couple of our girlfriends. While there she mentioned that it would be so nice if they could forget all the negativity and difficulties and start over. She wanted to pretend they had never met and be able to have a fresh beginning. As her friends, I’m afraid we just kind of kept shoving chips in our mouths and mumbling agreements around our various flavored margaritas.
But the funny thing is, that’s exactly what she did. That very night, after dinner, she drove to his house and waited for him to return from work. When he exited his car, she approached him and said, “I’m not a stalker or anything. But I saw you at the gas station and I liked the way you looked. I was just wondering if you would want to have dinner sometime.”
She said there were a couple of seconds of dumbfounded silence…and then he totally played along. Apparently the following role-acting lasted the entire night. Their time together was fun and relaxing and gave her an opportunity to see their situation from an entirely different angle.
Odd, right? Like something you might read (or write) in a romance novel. But here’s the oddest part. Two days later, on a Tuesday night, they got married. Without telling anyone. Just up and said their vows before a pastor who happened to be their mutual friend.
So, what do you think? Crazy? Smart? Romantic? Should we always go into relationships with our eyes wide open or is it sometimes a good idea just to take a leap of faith?