‘Backward’ Tale – The Boy and The Girl.

It’s been a roller coaster…living and moving… and adjusting… and moving again

It’s been a full house, with three queens and two kings

They travel because of work

They move because it’s their passion.

It’s been eleven years and eleven months

The boy and the girl have wed.

 WeddingIt’s been a nice hand, more precisely, a full house,

with three Queens and two Kings

It’s been a roller coaster… living and moving…

And adjusting… and moving again.

They traveled because of work,

They moved because it’s their passion.

It’s been nine years and eleven months
Since the boy and the girl have wed.

One decade awaits to celebrate their togetherness

But it was not always like that

The boy had dreams

The girl had fears

And yet, they were so alike…

The girl had left her home country,
Her job would take her to a far away land

The boy would wait for her.

He had found a job, he had finished school.

His job would yet take him to far away lands

But the boy liked to travel

And so did the girl.

boy and girlThere have been financial difficulties.

There have been physical distances

There have been emotional challenges

But the boy and the girl have never given up.

That boy and that girl had met some twelve years back

And could not wait to meet up again… and again…

They traveled to see each other

They traveled because of work.

They traveled to unknown places, for the ordinary pleasures of moving, seeing and learning…

Even if there had been no money to travel, they would still do it

And simply pay for it later.

Some twelve years ago,

The boy had gone to the girl’s home country

To learn a new language,

To learn a new culture,

To find himself into a whole new adventure.

Without even looking for it,
He discovered love

And so did the girl.

Neither one of them had ever believed in love at first sight.

The boy and the girl were probably the most skeptical people on the face of the Earth,

But those two were so wrong!

And they found what they were missing, on each other

Some twelve years back…

Now, the boy and the girl have aged

And they are proud to show their hand: they’ve got the most perfect full house

With three Queens and two Kings….♥


This post is written in response to WordPress’ Weekly Writing Challenge. The details of the challenge can be found here.


Author: 3rdCultureChildren

Welcome! Here I am, 'releasing' my thoughts on traveling, parenting, raising TCKs, teaching, writing, working... and who knows what else! I’m a WIFE, 'geeky-stuff' SCIENTIST, TEACHER, AUTHOR, (aspiring) AMATEUR photographer, MOM of 3, TRAVELER by choice and by marriage, and of course, a HOUSEHOLD QUEEN!!

36 thoughts on “‘Backward’ Tale – The Boy and The Girl.”

    1. Which two years? The ones we were sort of together, but before marriage? 😮
      Let me know and I’ll be happy to ‘update’ it! 😮

      Thanks for stopping by, and for your curiosity…Just as a teaser: we did do letter mail, yeap, the regular kind, old-school hand-written stuff… cards… care packages between Brazil and US… endless phone calls [so expensive back then!] and Messenger! [remember, from Hotmail??] All before the ‘Facebook’, ‘Facetime’, ‘Google Chat’ or ‘Skype’ Eras!!!


        1. Yeap – you’re completely right – for 2 years we did ‘long distance’- he’d come to visit me, I’d go during the Winter holidays… until I got a job offer from the University of California… then, the ‘cross-continent’ became ‘cross-country’… easier… and it was not like, after we finally got married, the moving-packing-moving again ended! with the kids, 5 countries, and still counting!


    1. Thank you, Frizz. I also really liked the ‘image’ you offered me here – the ‘ballad to sing with guitar…’ wish one of us – would know how to… Husband is a big fan of Rock Band, which he plays/sings with our oldest son… maybe I can make a request… Pick some nice song from the 80s, and have him work his magic…

      Thank you for the nice words – a great way to begin this Tuesday! 😮


    1. Oh, Etienne! Thank you so very much for taking the time to stop by and read thru it!
      We’ve enjoyed life together… despite all the madness that comes with the ‘type of life’ we’ve chosen for ourselves! As far it goes, we’ll keep moving on… forward… always!

      Greetings from our ‘nomadic FS family’ to yours… 😮


    1. Ohhh… Thank you so much! There’s more to that, but, for now, that’s my take on ‘backward’ on a love story very close to my heart… 😮 Thank you for taking the time to read through the post, and for sharing your comments – always great way to enrich the blogging experience! Greetings from La Paz, Bolivia.


    1. Thank you, Bernice! Neither could the ‘boy’ nor the ‘girl’… I keep telling myself, the husband and our kids, “one day we will write down our little story… how we met, and the things that happen before you guys [children] came on board!” Thank you for taking the time to read thru it! Much appreciated!


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