Finding the person you want to spend the rest of your life with is rare. Yes, weddings happen every day and for that matter, divorces too. But when you stop and think about it, it really is rare to find someone who you want to spend the rest of your days with.
Finding that special someone when you are an adult is special. But finding the person you will marry when you are still very young is even rarer. There are many people in this world who wish they could have met the person they are married to a long time ago, way back when they were still kids, but few are the ones who get the opportunity to have this.
In fact, it was this movie-like element of his real-life love story that made him share how he first met his wife. Walsh came across a question on Quora that he couldn’t ignore. The question asked, “What is one moment in your life you thought could only happen in a movie?”
Walsh wrote, “Once upon a time I was 13 at a summer camp and the prettiest girl I'd ever seen walked right up to me and said ‘black is a good color on you.’” Random? Totally! And yet, it would be the phrase that would change Walsh’s life forever.
13-year-old Walsh had “no idea why” this girl gave him such a compliment. “We chatted and became friends, exchanged AIM screen names (it was the time) and stayed in touch for a while,” Walsh recalled of that time. Soon they would leave summer camp and not see each other again.
“We fell off each others’ radar some time in high school,” Walsh added. And yet, this guy couldn’t let go of this girl. “I can promise you that not a day went by that I didn't think about that girl. Even now I'm not sure I can say why - something about her just stayed with me,” Walsh wrote.
Sadly, Walsh went through a tough time during his senior year. He described it on Quora as “dumb high school stuff that seemed earth-shattering at the time.” As a result, he “fell hard into depression.”
But as faith would have it, this story would have a happy ending. In a movie-like twist, Walsh’s life would be saved. More than that, he would find the person he would eventually marry ten years later.
“Long story short, she pried, I spilled the beans and she talked me out of it. I mean she literally said ‘What? Don't do that.’ And that was that.” Before hanging up, “she made me promise to call her the next day,” Walsh recalled. That night, 13-year-old Walsh went home and “started writing the words which, ten years later, [he would] propose with.”