Before going to bed, I had to put up the post for today’s blogathon.
Sometimes we meet people in unexpected ways and something just clicks. Would you call that fate? Destiny? Or just lucky coincidence?
When we moved here, we first met a couple at the Indian store – the lady heard me chiding Sam to not run around the store with the cart in Kannada and smiled at me as if she understood what I was telling him. At the end of that shopping trip somehow I realized she spoke kannada too and decided that we will say hello after we pay the bill. Once outside, for a change, husband also agreed to speak to the unknown couple and we stood right there, outside the store and started a conversation. Things just clicked. We met a lot of other couples and families thanks to this couple. The surprising thing is, this couple lives nearly 40mins away in another town! What a coincidence that it had to be that day and that time that we were both there at the store? and they have a son the same age as Sam.
Today they had invited us for dinner. We were a bit hesitant – we had not had much interaction with them-just a couple of casual meetups like Sam’s birthday party. But we went. And that click happened again. Though a few years younger than us, we had quite a lot of conversation and just returned home.
So for today, I will thank God that where ever we go, despite these yearly moves, we are blessed to find people around us that we can think of pursuing the friendship. Isn’t that what it is here? Friends become family? I’m hoping we add them to our list of growing family of friends.