Did I ever mention how I LOVE my family?! I mean, sometimes they get to be a pain, and a bit annoying, but in general, I have the most awesome, loving, and caring family. And, yes, folks-at times like this, I appreciate it even more.
This woman called my house the other day. She had tried to set me up a few times. She's not a shadchan and I met her randomly, actually, now that I think about-I have no idea how, when and where I met her. Anyway, she called to tell me she has this 'A-M-A-Z-I-N-G' guy for me and that he sounds exactly like the kinda guy I'm looking for. Before going on and on about him, she did happen to mention that he knows my uncle really well. In fact, she seemed to notice that he put my uncle down as his reference, as it seems he ate there a lot of Shabbos. Before going ahead and sending me the information, she wanted to know if it was totally NOT shayach, because wouldn't my uncle have suggested it if he knows him so well, or perhaps, my uncle just never thought of it?
So, I did the next logical thing: I asked her for the guy's details and called my uncle. Almost immediately my uncle said those few words: 'SOS, it's NOT for you'.
I was thankful, and a bit curious as to how he answered so directly, so quickly, without giving any information. But I understood enough to back off and just take my uncle's word for it. I thanked him and called the woman back.
Now, I can only imagine if this guy would NOT have my uncle listed.
One of us would've traveled for the date, perhaps it would be totally off, or perhaps, it would've been the 'ok' type of date and continued on the 'ok' track for a good few dates, until when things moved so far along that we would've realized something was wrong after alot of time & energy was invested in the relationship. Or perhaps-actually.....I don't really wanna think of all the should've, would've, could've, and what ifs. I just wanna thank Hashem for such wonderful family and for clearly helping me in this situation without hurting anyone or wasting anyone's time.