On Wednesday May 24, 2017 11:44PM
Valentina, a spiritually gifted healer sat under the stars talking to the
Heavens where her parents reside (who both recently and
unexpectedly passed away). She eagerly asked “Please Universe, if I am expected of you to do this healing work and service to human kind,
please send me someone who could be by my side, I cannot do it alone
anymore. Also, mother, please make it obvious so I don’t miss the
opportunity, and send me The One.”
That same Wednesday May 24, 2017
Less than two miles away, Matthew sat at his friend’s house
complaining to him about his relationship luck. He told his Aquarian
friend “Maybe this time I need to find a girl who is Aquarius like you, of mixed raced, and it wouldn’t hurt if she was from Europe.” He added.
Two days later Friday May 26, 2017
Valentina woke up and was in an unusual hurry that morning to go on
her routine Starbucks visit with her older neighbor friend, which
seemed odd because Valentina was always at least one to two hours
late getting out of the house due to phone calls. But that particular day she texted her neighbor who was picking her up and impatiently wrote: “Where are you? I’m already on the street waiting for you!”
The neighbor casually pulled up and Valentina got in quickly and said
“Come on, let’s go, we have to get to Starbucks!” not even knowing why there was such a sense of unexplained urgency today.
Meanwhile, Matthew, woke up for work desperately in need of coffee,
suddenly felt compelled to go to a Starbucks 2 miles north, opposite of his daily commute, but doesn’t realize the synchronicity that was about to occur that would change his life forever.
Clearwater Starbucks, Valentina and her friend Debbie, took a seat at
the counter, which they normally never do. That gave her a view of
people coming in. As the two discussed the urgency of what drove her
to drag poor Debbie out of bed to that store, her gaze suddenly wandered over and she stopped talking midsentence. Her eyes caught the eyes of a guy standing in front of the cashier that she couldn’t stop smiling at. She was drawn in by the way he was smiling back at her. For several
minutes, the smile exchanges continued back and forth. So much that at one point Matthew actually looked behind him, ‘why is this lady smiling so big and bright at me? Excuse me, do you know me?’ He asked loudly
in his head.
With obvious sparks aflame, Valentina decided she wasn’t going to miss the opportunity to talk to him, but had no idea what she was going to
say. As Matthew approaches to pickup his order, Valentina gazes down and sees that his shoulder had some sort of tattoo. Relieved, she figured out the ice-breaker. But nothing prepared her for what she saw when he walked by her and went to the toilets: his tattoo was that of a sun
and the number “5”…Valentina’s favorite number!
She quickly looked up to the sky and said under her breath “Very funny Universe, very funny!”.
(She had always joked to people “wouldn’t it be funny, if the person you were supposed to be with was assigned a number and they wore it on
their forehead and all you had to do was match that number to theirs to be theirs”?)
When he came back out, he sat down and talked to her, and the
conversation has continued to this day. He learned that she was indeed Aquarius, just as he wished for. He explained how crazy this was as he
had several opportunities to leave and head to work, as planned. He
had two Venti refills, so much more than he normally has. Why? He proceeded outside to take a phone call and when the call ended decided to go back in for yet, a third Venti!
Maybe the coffee was so delicious, or even better yet, the love of his
life was destined to meet him for the very first time.
Upon further sharing, and getting to know each other, they discovered he was born in Alaska, and Valentina was raised there.
Matthew’s birthday was one day before Valentina’s mother’s.
Matthew’s grandmother’s last name (Lumpkin) was the nearly same as Valentina’s previous last name (Lumkin). And Matthew asked to find his Aquarian Love of his life, and there she sat in Starbucks!
After all the found synchronicities, there was no denying that
something very magical had happened, and that the stars and
Starbucks had aligned to make 2 dreams come true! Love was found as the baristas applauded ;)
Saturday May 27, 2017
Matthew asked Valentina to be his girlfriend.
Their visits to Starbucks continue because that was where it all started.
Wednesday May 9, 2018
Matthew proposed to Valentina and asked for her hand and heart in
She accepted. Duh!
We are asking friends and family in lieu of actual wedding gifts, we
would rather have contributions towards our honeymoon fund please.
- Litda Phu
- Heather Johnson
- Ann Ford