• Claudia Chapman

How I met my husband on a plane ...

How I met my husband on a plane

People often tell me this is a great story ... so here goes ....

I had given up on being in a life partnership after my divorce...

One Easter I decided it was time to try to venture out into the world completely alone and signed up for a language exchange programme in Madrid.

I crashed my car on the way to the airport...

but I was determined to get on that plane no matter what ! This is where the story really began ...

I felt like I was on a mission ...

I was reading the book ... The Celestine Prophecies at the time and felt a sense of destiny and divine guidance..

When I boarded the plane .. I looked around for a place to sit ... (you could choose on easy jet flights 14yrs ago )

I remember thinking that Al looked safe and a bit like my dad.( yes thats true ! )

So I sat down next to him and started chatting about Madrid ...

We talked for a while and my only thoughts about him was he seemed kind and I felt comfortable ...

I often had trust issues around men ....

I did also think we looked similar ...

Anyway a big man came and sat between us and that was the end of the conversation ...

When I got off the plane I had to travel by train into the centre of Madrid to find my hotel... but every time I changed train or carriage there was the same guy ...

I even held back as I thought he might think I was stalking him...

When I arrived at my hotel they had double booked me...

So I took myself off to bar to recalibrate with a glass of wine...

When I finished my wine and shed a few tears I walked out onto the street again...

straight into him....

When I saw him... I filled with tears again ...out of relief I think !

He was very kind and helped me sort a room for the night at his hotel nearby ...

Turns out we both had 24 hrs to fill before we had to leave for our adventures in Madrid ....

So we decided to have some lunch and we arranged that he would help me find where I was going that night ...

I was meeting the rest of my group ...

He spoke fluent Spanish !

I asked him to pretend he'd known me for a while ...I was a bit ashamed about telling people we'd just met on a plane ...

What was really amazing was that it wasn't very difficult to pretend ! We spent the rest of the night sitting in a bar and chatting ...

We said our polite goodbyes later that night ..

We stayed in touch for several months through texts until finally meeting up for a drink 3 months later ...

I wasn't really ready for a new relationship but ...

I remember him calling me at work and he said ...

"You should aim higher" ...

That was the lightening moment !!!

I realised I could either self sabotage or step in...

I decided to step in ...

14yrs later ... two more children ... a dog ....and a life that feels supportive and loving xxx

I always say ... you never know whats around the corner ....

If you'd like to find love ... stop self sabotaging or keep playing out the same old stories of limiting beliefs ... then check out my programme starting September 23rd ...

https://findyourinnergoddess.squarespace.com

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