BEDHEAD PAJAMAS LOVE STORY CONTEST WINNER
We are pleased to announce the “Love Story” contest winner!
We want to thank everyone who participated and submitted their stories. All of your stories were inspirational and very endearing.
Catherine’s story was heartwarming and we can’t wait to share it with everyone!
Catherine’s Love Story
At 37, I found myself single again, heartbroken, having lived with someone for years that decided he wasn’t interested in a commitment or children. A professional woman, I longed for a child, and was beginning to consider the “go it alone option.”
I had been seeing a handsome chiropractor on and off for years to treat a bad shoulder – the result of a skiing accident in Vermont where I live. I had a crush on the handsome, positive, athletic, Canadian healer – but assumed he was happily married (he had two small boys). One day, he mentioned to my brother (also a patient) that he had recently been divorced. Soon after, I scheduled several “unnecessary chiropractic visits” to get up the nerve to ask him out. A doctor friend had said that the best way to approach this was to tell him, “I have decided to see a new chiropractor,” and if he asks why, respond with “because I want to date you.”
After the second visit, I got up the nerve to say, “Would you like to go out as friends?” He called the next day and we decided to go for a run. Turns out he had a crush on me too, but due to doctor/patient rules, he could not initiate a date. About four miles into the run, I decided that I would put may cards on the table and let him know that I was contemplating being a single mom by choice. As we were running up the hill, he looked at me and said confidently, “I don’t think that will be necessary.”
Two years to the day of our first date, we were married and was expecting twin boys. My handsome chiro is the love of my life and we feel so lucky to have found each other when we did. I always tell single women I know to ask their doctors out – and to put their cards on the table early in the relationship. When you build up the nerve to ask for what you want, and believe that your needs are important, good things happen.