This one is for the grandkids
My bf and I first met each other way back in kindergarten. I moved away after grade 1, and we did not meet each other again until 30 + years later at a house party hosted by a mutual friend. There was something oddly familiar about him, but I just could not place it. We ended up developing a friendship over the course of that summer, hanging out and getting to know each other.
One day for some inexplicable reason, I decided to look at my kindergarten school picture and there he was sitting on the floor 3 little guys away from me. I was 99% sure it was him, because he still honestly has that baby-faced aura about him, so I immediately emailed him and asked him what grade school he went to. He confirmed it, but thought it an odd question. I kept this info to myself for a few weeks, wanting to get a framed copy of the school picture as a surprise.
We quickly realized afterwards that we had crossed paths numerous times during the years in between, both going to the same university sharing the same faculty, and also working for several years at the same public market in Vancouver. We just never officially met each other, so that explains the feelings of familiarity I had about him, and neither one of us remembers the other from kindergarten.
This September, we will have been together for 10 years. I am not a huge believer in fate or destiny, but this does kind of make me think about it, eh?