When I was a little boy, I grew up in a smaller village with my parents and siblings. There were like thirty kids who knew each other pretty well. I remember especially one girl who lived only two houses away from ours – Mary. As a small boy, I could’ve been about ten or eleven, I fell for her.
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However, I was too shy to share my feelings with her. Before I was able to do so, Mary moved away with her family and I never saw her again.
I thought about her my whole life
It’s often said that when someone leaves, you tend to forget about them in time. This didn’t apply to Mary, though. Years went by and I was still thinking about her.
I couldn’t get her out of my head even at high school or even college. I had a few acquaintances, but Mary had a special place in my heart and none of these women could take that place. It was simply hers.
It was definitely her
A year ago, I was coming back from work. I take the same tram every day, it’s a bit of a routine. Even that day I rode the tram and read the newspaper.
The tram was extremely full, there were so many people. Suddenly, I heard a voice which seemed familiar to me. I saw a woman who was thanking a young man who nobly let her take his seat.
Even though I haven’t seen her eyes, I was more than sure that it was Mary. My Mary who left my life unexpectedly.
I looked her in the eyes again
A few days later, I heard that voice again and I decided not to let her go this time. I made my way to the lady who was the owner of that familiar voice through all the people in the tram.
When I finally looked into those eyes I knew so well and loved them as a young boy, I knew that it really was her. After so many years, I stood face to face with Mary again.
That day I ran over my tram stop because of her, but I didn’t care. We got oﬀ the tram and went to the café together.
We had so much to tell each other! I didn’t watch the time, from that beautiful moment the ringing cell phone interrupted me. My wife was calling. And the whole atmosphere was gone.
I had a wife, but…
From that moment, when I spent half of a day with my old love, I couldn’t get Mary out of my head. I was married, I had a family, and even though my children were already adults, my Mary was stuck in my mind. I had to act.
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I just tried it. When I saw Mary after so many years again, I realized that my feelings for her didn’t perish. On the other hand, they were more intensive.
So I tried it. I admitted my feelings to her the moment I saw her again. She felt the same way and I divorced my wife. Now I live with my childhood love, who I cherished my whole life.
Author: Nicole Grease