Aby-a-Day – 18 March: Approaching the Finish Line (Friday Flashback…sort of)

One month from today, on Marathon Monday, Björn and I are getting married (finally!) in Manchester, NH.

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The 18th is a day for us. On 18 March 1992, I responded to that first letter he sent me, which started our 24-year-long friendship. We say that’s when it officially started, because it wasn’t a friendship until I wrote back. Before that, it was just a letter he sent to someone in the States.

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18 June 2014 is when we reconnected and started messaging each other again after a few years of just thinking about each other, but not doing much more than liking the occasional photo on Facebook and sending Christmas cards. 18 June 2015 is the day we got engaged, in part because that’s the day his ring arrived. And 18 December 2015 is when I landed in Sweden for our first Christmas holiday together.

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And now, 18 April will be our wedding. Considering how long we’ve been heading in this direction, what more appropriate date to start our marriage than on the day of the Boston Marathon?

7 thoughts on “Aby-a-Day – 18 March: Approaching the Finish Line (Friday Flashback…sort of)

  1. Congratulations to both of you! Its great to hear that your wait is nearly over, and you will be moving forward with your life together. April – spring – the best time for new beginnings!

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  2. CONGRATULATIONS, Coco (and Bjorn!)! It sounds like your story is similar to that of mine and my husband’s. We met in 1985 in college, but didn’t start dating until seven years later. We were wed about a year and a half after that. (He proposed to me after only three months of dating.) This year, we’ve known each other for thirty-one years. I can say that the best relationships are formed on friendship first. And, oh! We were married on the 18th day of September (1993)!

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