This post is in response to Mama Kat’s Writer’s Workshop.
Prompt 1. Share a quote you love.
This quote is from a book by Kiersten White. It is in the fantasy genre which is not my taste but it does remind me of my relationship between my boyfriend, “Jacques”, and I.
My then-husband and I had moved to Ohio where he grew up because we knew our money would stretch longer here. In December of 2012 I decided that the severity of his mental illness was putting my child and I at risk and so we left. I had no car and while Tyler was at school I took a taxi to a travel lodge to move our stuff in. Leaning up against the wall close to my room was Jacques who asked if I wanted some help. I thought he was some kind of a creep trying to hit on me and I’d be damned if I was going to let a man in my motel room! I said no thank you and moved in myself.
While living there everyone from 18 to 70 hit on me. It seemed like a woman with a child and without a wedding ring was a license to move in for the kill. As I got to know Jacques (in the lobby and kitchen) it seemed like he was the only one who had no ulterior motive and that his offer to help me that day was totally genuine.
Tyler and I began to depend on Jacques more and more. We were without a car and trudged in the snow when we needed groceries or the drugstore. One day Tyler and I both got sick and Jacques drove us to the doctor’s and after that he always offered us a ride.
When I separated from my husband it was with the full intention that I would never date again, at least until Tyler was 18! When I realized that I was beginning to fall for Jacques I tried to deny it. It was too soon, I was on the rebound.
We began our relationship on New Year’s Eve and three years later we are still going strong.
This quote means a lot to me because if I didn’t move to Ohio or chose a different hotel, if Jacques was not at the hotel standing near my door, we would have never met. I had to go through a lot of bad times but it had to be this way for us to be together.
I have shown this quote to Jacques and am always sending him and showing him quotes about love but this one is my favorite.