Reunited by Personalized Holiday Cards

by Henry L. on February 23, 2012

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When I was just sixteen I dated the love of my life, Ed, for four years. We did everything together. We spent school days together walking to class. We spent summers at the pool. We celebrated our birthdays and holidays with each other and our families. No matter what we did, we were laughing. We really had an amazing time together.

Three years into the relationship he went away to college. I missed him like crazy. We talked on the phone. We visited when we could afford it. We sent personalized holiday cards, birthday cards, cards for everything. As time went by the cards became less personal, and they became less frequent. So did the phone calls. Season’s greetings were almost never exchanged anymore. After about 11 months it seemed as if the relationship that once was my world was now just a memory. I always wondered where Ed was, how he was doing, and was he the one who got away?

Nine years passed. I still thought about Ed once in a while, maybe a little more during the holiday season. I was working as a receptionist in a doctor’s office. It was the middle of December and I had “decked the halls” of the office with holiday décor, lights, and bells. Before I left one night I was hanging all the Season’s Greetings cards sent to the office and the doctor. As I hung the last card I noticed something oddly familiar. Inside the company president thanked the doctor for his business. At the bottom of the card, clear as day, I’d recognize that handwriting anywhere, “Best Wishes, Ed.” I couldn’t believe it, I hadn’t seen or heard from him in nine years and there was that familiar signature printed on the card. Could it be? Could it be my high school sweetheart, Ed?

I wasted no time calling the number on the card. It turns out it was my Ed and he had been thinking about me too! We were both single and lived fifteen miles from each other. That was 2 years ago that we finally found each other after nine years. We now live together and are getting married next month. We even have the holiday card that brought us back together framed in our family room!

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Colby February 23, 2012 at 4:47 pm

Oh My God, That is truly fate stepping in to get you two love birds back together! That is a great story, especially since it happened around the holidays! Now, if you decide to have kids, what a great story that would be.

Marcella February 23, 2012 at 5:32 pm

This story brought a tear to my eye. Congratualtions and all the best with Ed. I always say things happen for a reason and I am happy that this happened for you.

Daniela March 22, 2012 at 2:56 pm

What a great story! You guys were truly meant to be.

AprilWine September 20, 2012 at 8:08 am

I have a similar story, but when I wen to college, i never reunited with my first love, now we are both stuck in bad marriages with kids and wish we could reconnect. We talk secretly this private email accounts. One day, we hope to be together.. I should have never broke up when i went away….

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