March 2021 Slice of Life challenge
My husband and I grew up a town away from each other. Our families never knew each other. We never new each other.
We met in grad school when I heard him talking behind me in class. He was talking about where he was from with another student and I turned around and said, “Hey, I grew up right near there. Where did you go to high school?” And that’s how we initially connected.
We did go to the same high school. It was a very large high school and he was 3 years older than me so we never knew of each back then. Throughout the years each time we chat about our childhoods we stumble upon another almost connection we may have made. We always joke that maybe when we die god will show us a video of all the times our paths crossed when we were growing up but were oblivious to the other’s existence.
Recently we figured out that his older sister worked at the ice cream shop that my parents often took me to for a treat. She’s 8 years older than me so when she was 16 years old working at the Baskin-Robbins I was 8 years old eating ice cream there. We are most certain if god showed us the video of our paths crossing there would be one where she was serving me a scoop of peanut butter and chocolate ice cream on a sugar cone.
There are many examples like this of us being connected without knowing it and it's been entertaining us since we met in that grad school class almost 18 years ago.