1. Kilian Metcalf
    July 30, 2012 @ 7:03 am

    In Yiddish the word “bashert” (literallly “destiny”) expresses the concept that there is one ideal person/soulmate who is meant to be your partner in life. Looks like you and your spouse found yours. Mazel tov!


  2. Kilian Metcalf
    July 30, 2012 @ 7:04 am

    PS: Love the new look on the blog.


  3. CC MacKenzie
    July 30, 2012 @ 7:34 am

    Great post, Alica!

    Oh yeah! The universe knew what it was doing when I met my DH.

    My home city is Glasgow in Scotland. Way back in the day, I worked for an International Bank and I’d been in London for a week on a course during which I’d been interviewed by the head of female human resources (they were a separate entity in those days). I remember telling the scary woman who ran the department that I had no intention of getting married or having children and that my focus was my career. The plan was for me to move to one of our subsidiary banks in San Francisco, USA, to run their trade finance department. I was twenty and seriously believed I could rule the world.

    Sitting at my desk was a man with blue eyes, tall with dark curly hair. Since I was suffering with horrendous PMT, I ‘politely’ asked him to remove himself from my chair. He was going to open another branch of the bank in Scotland and was spending time in our branch to see how we’d set up the trade finance department, so he worked closely with myself and my boss.

    Two weeks later we were engaged. This is a true story. And thirty years and three children later we are still together. He’s my lover, best friend and soul mate. And I wouldn’t be the person I am today without him.

    I can still remember the head of female human resources phoning me and demanding, ‘Christine! What the hell happened?’ Yep, Karma’s a funny thing at times especially when you have a ‘master plan’ it’ll pull the rug out from under you every single time.








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    • alicamckennajohnson
      July 30, 2012 @ 8:59 pm

      What a great story! It just made me smile to imagine your hubby sitting at your desk disrupting your life 🙂 So cute. And yes, master plans are just a taunt to the universe, I’m only willing to do an outline int he hopes that the universe won’t mess with me too badly even if I have liked the outcome so far 🙂


  4. amandalyngordon
    July 30, 2012 @ 1:39 pm

    I’d like to think that I’m still being groomed for that other person. I’ve learned there is a great deal to be said for the value of patience. 🙂


    • alicamckennajohnson
      July 30, 2012 @ 9:02 pm

      Yes I’ve heard that about patience, I haven’t tried it myself LOL! I think the stronger and more complete of a person you are the stronger and more complete of a partner you attract.


  5. Julie Glover
    July 30, 2012 @ 6:47 pm

    The best I can do is that I had to go all the way to Albuquerque, New Mexico to find my Texas man (he was born-and-raised in San Antone). I like to think that things all fell into place for us to meet and marry. Beautiful sentiments, Alica!


    • alicamckennajohnson
      July 30, 2012 @ 9:02 pm

      Thanks Julie- I got accepted tot eh UofA, I never went but hubby was here in Tucson waiting for me 🙂


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