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Blue Moon – A Story of Love…

Blue Moon

“Blue Moon” – White Sands National Monument
May 31, 2007

A little over a month ago I received an e-mail from a young woman I’ll call “M.” 

She wrote that she was very happy that she had found my blog, and it made a personal difference to her…

“Back in 2007 I lived in Ruidoso. In March of that year I met my fiancee who was stationed at the German AFB at Holloman.

He invited me to attend the full moon event at White Sands the end of May. We went and it turned out to be a magical evening. We danced to no music underneath the full moon, and that is the moment I began to fall in love. Sadly just a few short months later he had to return to Germany. We stayed friends and kept in contact but knew the distance may forever keep us apart.

A few years ago he came to Utah where I am now living for a visit. We reconnected and our love has continued to grow. He will be back in the U.S. permanently next year and we plan to marry at White Sands.”

And what did “I” have to do with this?  Well, read on…  🙂

“This summer I had the chance to visit him in Germany and meet his family. We went shopping for engagement rings. In Germany they have a different tradition. They engrave the fiancee’s name in the band along with the date of their choosing, typically the engagement date. We sat on a bench outside the jeweler talking it over. Of all the dates we could remember that night at White Sands is the most special to us. We went back to his place and googled the full moon calendar, we narrowed it down to a few days, but not “THE” day. Frustrated I did one last search, and up came your blog. Talking about how you had been to see the Blue Moon at White Sands, May 31st 2007! The date that is now engraved on our rings!

Thank you for helping us remember our exact very special date!”

I was (as you can well imagine) completely delighted and surprised. 

It so happens that I was at White Sands National Monument with my new Canon Digital SLR attempting to photograph the “blue moon.”  My original post is HERE, (and a bit boring) and M did a bit of detective work and figured out the correct date.

So, what are the lessons to be learned?

  1. Never underestimate the power of blogging.
  2. Even though you don’t realize it, sometimes what you say DOES have an impact on others.
  3. Love is alive and well and will always find a way…  🙂

I’m thrilled to be a small part in the love story between M and W, and wish them the greatest happiness.



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7 Comments »Journal, Pondering Life

7 Replies to Desert Diva to “Blue Moon – A Story of Love…”

  1. Dave says:

    WOW. What a story, thanks for sharing it with us all.
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  2. Gaelyn says:

    Blogging most certainly is important and helpful to others. We are documenting his/herstory for future generations. What a great story.
    Gaelyn´s last blog post ..5 years of blogging

  3. The Blogging community is truly amazing, such a nice story.
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  4. Paul Dahl says:

    A nice story with wonderful results. You are right, love does find a way. How special you were an important part of the story!
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  5. Wow, Cheryl:
    What a wonderful story. If you’re at all into writing or verbal story-telling this one is a winner. Look for a contest and maybe win a trip or something. Maybe someday you’ll meet the lovebirds. I have goose-bumps.
    mary-pat sherman´s last blog post ..Furnaces and Fire Fighters and Trampolines

  6. butterbean carpenter says:

    Howdy Cheryl,

    Gosh, Gee, What a Story !!! Mary Pat’s right about the story winning you a prize; I’ll bet Kevin Read (TRAVELS WITH KEVIN AND RUTH blog) would have a contest that it will fit in, drop him a note and see what he has, he’s a very nice person and Ruth is a ‘DOLL’…. :-))

    You are so nice yourself to help people like M, find her ‘special’ HAPPY DAY !!! :-))

  7. Contessa CANADA says:

    A very sweet story! The universe works in mysterious ways and you made a huge difference
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