Welcome everyone to Chapter 3 of our international blog event
This month we are inspired to tell everyone
something we always wanted to do,
but have never done.
I have a little story, a true story, to tell you about today.
About 13 years ago, when I had only just met my husband, he asked me to invite
one of my girlfriends to be a blind date for his next door neighbor, a man I hadn't met yet.
This was to be our 2nd date, so I was excited he wanted me to meet a friend of his so soon.
As we all settled in around the table, a bit after dinner, his friend suggested that
we go around the table and describe
"something we have always wanted to do, but have never done."
Money was no object, this was supposed to be fun & enlightening.
OK. I wanted a few minutes to think about this...I mean, after all....
so my girlfriend started, then it was to pass to the 2 gentlemen, and I would
be last, thankfully.
I had thought often about how much I would love going on the hot air balloon rides over the Loire Valley in France.
Truly, something I had imagined doing, fantasized doing even, but probably would never do.
Ever the adventurous, glamourous, romantic damsel, I even thought of saying,
"going on the Orient Express from Paris to Venice"
another dream of mine for certain...
Mind you, I'm thinking thinking thinking, and hardly even hear what anyone else says.
Drinking champagne obviously had some impact on my dreams and thoughts that evening.
And, when it came my turn I said proudly,
"the thing I've always wanted to do, but have never done is" .....
I went completely blank for a second. Nothing was in my mind!
Then, I said,
"I want to sit on the 50-yard line at a University of Texas Longhorn football game!"
I gasped ! Surely, I hadn't actually said that ? But, yes, I had.
Never had I thought about going to a Longhorn football game. NEVER.
Photo above of the University of Texas Longhorn Stadium.
The next door neighbor asked if the 52-yard line would be OK. I said no, and the
seats had to be on the shady side of the stadium.
Everyone just about passed out laughing. Really loud laughing.
What I didn't know was that Ned Scott loved Longhorn football more than life,
and had tickets on the 50-yard line.
At that exact moment he had found his dream woman, someone who would
go with him to EVERY SINGLE FOOTBALL GAME PLAYED and be
happy about it.
He asked me to marry him a few months later.
So, you see, dream big...don't be afraid to share what seems outrageous...
and a tiny little thought in the far recesses of your mind could lead you to
the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow.
Participants are "linked in" below the roster, just click on their icon to read & see their dream...
TISH JETT an American in France
YVONNE PRATT USA
CHARLOTTA WARD in Sweden
GREET LEFEVRE in Belgium (not participating this month)
CATHERINE ROBINSON in London (not participating this month)
ANNIE BOUTERSE USA
COTY FARQUHAR in Australia
DEBORAH PETERSON between Houston & Scotland
DUSTJACKET ATTIC, Debra in Australia
SHARI MILLER USA
MONA THOMPSON USA
FIFI FLOWERS a French artist in the USA
JACQUELINE MUMFORD England
KARIN JANSKY France
VICKI ARCHER an Australian in France
CECILIA GONZALEZ Spain (out of town & not participating this month)
RENEE GRANIER & ANGELA FOSTER USA (not participating this month)
LISA USA not participating this month
FRANCINE GARDNER a woman of the world in NYC
STACEY BEWKES USA (not participating this month)
LEANN BROWN USA
SHARI MILLER USA
SANDE CHASE Canada
SANDE CHASE Canada
SHARON SANTONI France
Deja Pseu USA
Une Femme d'Un Certain Age
KAREN MALAN UK
Pas Grand-Chose Blog
LISA PORTER USA (not participating this month, husband is ill)
Deja Pseu USA
Une Femme d'Un Certain Age
Those members who are participating in this post,
please link-up below.
Marha...I LOVE THIS STORY!! This is great......a keeper. So....I bet you have been to many a Longhorn games, huh? Now its time for you to get planning for that balloon ride in the Loire Valley and boarding the Orient Express....beautiful!ReplyDelete
Dear Marsha...this is such a sweet story...you two were just meant to be together!ReplyDelete
Who could not wish for a better story? Isn't life amazing?ReplyDelete
Great story!! You just never know!!ReplyDelete
Marsha, I love this story...dreams really do come true, that's why we can never stop dreaming. I'm glad you haven't. XO, MonaReplyDelete
First time here, via "Greige." Your story is so beautiful-as if Cupid whispered in your ear!
I love your story....you were both meant to be together.....so romantic.
I have been in a hot air balloon and loved it. It is so quiet and we had Champagne and there was that beautiful golden glow from the sun. ....and, I would love to go to Venice on the Orient Express. I saw a documentary in which David Suchet went on the Orient Express to Venice and then on to Prague. It is one of my dreams yet to be fulfilled.
Here's to many, many more dreams and adventures Marsha.... and to many, many more 'By Invitation' posts. XXXX
Since I am a Texas Longhorn and completely appreciate the experience of these games...I love this story!ReplyDelete
Love your connection...and how you were meant to be Marsha...Lovely sentiments....xvReplyDelete
Loved reading this! What a wonderful story and with a happy ending no less. Definitely a lesson in sharing your dreams, no matter how big or outrageous.ReplyDelete
Oh Marsha, how lovely. I do adore romantic stories with happy endings.ReplyDelete
See? Dreams do come true, even when we didn't precisely dream them.
Thank you again for this marvelous experience you created and the company we in. You are the best.
I thought I did link to you, just click on SPLENDEROSA chez moi.
Best "young love" story EVER! Thanks a bunch for sharing!ReplyDelete
Marsha, What a romantic and heartwarming story! I just loved every word of it! Yes, I agree... dream BIG and OUTRAGEOUS! Dreams do come true!ReplyDelete
Thanks for hosting this wonderful event! Sorry I am a little late~ I had a "white out" problem with Blogger!
Lots of love to you,
Marsha, I came here via Yvonne. I WILL be back. Love your wonderful, romantic story! I am so glad you made that special wish, and that it came true!!!! XO, PinkyReplyDelete
Marsha how gorgeous, thank you for sharing with us....dream big :)ReplyDelete
I enjoyed reading your story about how your "off the cuff" dream led to your real dream of finding true love!
I love your International Blog Party concept and your theme-very interesting.
Oh my gosh Marsha, what a lovely story!!ReplyDelete
I have been away from my beloved blogland for a while,(rough summer) and was so happy to come back and read this story as one of my first!
I can't wait to read the others, what a lovely idea for a party!!
Tobi and the Pixies!
PS When will I be seeing some of your lovelytodiefor creations that I can actually purchase?? LOL
What a wonderful real love story!
And yes, sometimes - just out of the blue - dreams come true.
Une histoire extraordinaire... Tous mes voeux de bonheur renouvelés...ReplyDelete
What a sweetheart of a story! Thank you so much for sharing with us. So sorry I couldn't post yesterday but have enjoyed reading all the wonderful stories!ReplyDelete
MR. will be fine.
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