An Airplane Ticket to Love

“The first time I saw him, we were sitting at the gate for our flight to Chicago. I remember glancing over at him and thinking, Oh, wow, he’s cuteWhen I got to my seat, I saw that the seat beside me was empty and thought, How awesome would it be if he ended up next to me?

Sure enough, a family in his row wanted to sit together so he asked the flight attendant if he could take the empty seat beside me. We spent the entire flight discussing everything. And then, the flight landed.

He asked for my number and we went our separate ways. I was certain I would never hear from him again. I thought about him often, but eventually he faded into the ‘missed connections’ category. A few months later, out of the blue, he sent me [a message that said] ‘Happy New Year.’ We hit it off like nothing ever changed.

"The first time I saw him, we were sitting at the gate for our flight to Chicago. I remember glancing over at him and thinking, Oh, wow, he


We’ve been married for three years now and have two children.

Sorahya Foster

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