Your Beshert
Your Beshert
297 days ago 10 comments Categories: Lifestyle Tags:

Ben’s recent blog about Yiddish got me thinking about one particular Yiddish word, “beshert.” My Mom used to call my Dad her beshert because, until the day she died, they were one of the happiest married couples I have ever seen. “Beshert” essentially means “inevitable” or “preordained.”

While my husband and I do not call one another beshert as my parents did, we do use the word frequently when discussing our relationship. In order for my husband and I to have met one another, there were a series of different unrelated decisions we each had to make. If any of these minor decisions had been different, my husband and I never would have met. To me, that is the essence of beshert.

Conversely, after hearing what a wonderful group Gotham Queens is, I decided to attend a meeting. The first time I ventured to Queens, due to a miscommunication, I showed up at the wrong venue. Last week I tried again. On my way to the meeting I got into a minor fender-bender which prevented me from attending the meeting. So, while my husband and I are beshert, I am beginning to think that Gotham Queens and I may not be.

Do you have a beshert?

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  •  Fred wrote 296 Days Ago (positive) 
     
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    Judy Mauer uses the word a lot
     
       
     
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  •  Susan_Pickman wrote 296 Days Ago (neutral) 
     
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    I have a most wonderful "beshert." We may not use the word, but to meet my "beshert" (especially later in life) was the most unlikely direct answer to a prayer I have ever had. So I say, "amen."
     
       
     
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  •  Cynthia_Somma wrote 296 Days Ago (neutral) 
     
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    A very dear friend sent me a link to a song by Gloria Estefan--(Along came you--A song for Emily) I had never heard it.

    When I think about ever single step/obstacle/heartache---that had to happen in order for my only daughter to be here....I am convinced she is my "Beshert".

    Tucking her in last night I played the song for her, and she asked me if it meant that she was amazing.
    It sure does.

    If I were cool like Corey, I'd post a link...the song is beautiful :)
     
       
     
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  •  Riva_Schwartz wrote 296 Days Ago (neutral) 
     
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    You do know that Alan & I are truly "beshert"
     
       
     
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  •  Erik_Scheibe wrote 296 Days Ago (neutral) 
     
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    First time my wife and I got together was when I came back home for the weekend after totaling my car in a blizzard and spending 3 days stuck in a Sheraton in Scranton, PA. Never left Long Island again.
     
       
     
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  •  Judy_Heft wrote 296 Days Ago (neutral) 
     
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    When I met Danny I knew he would be my daughter Sarah's beshert! I introduced them and the rest is history. Wedding date next March!
    I also have my own beshert back in my life! There are no coincidences...only beshert!
     
       
     
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  •  Anonymous wrote 296 Days Ago (neutral) 
     
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    As Rona's beshert, I have to post a comment otherwise I become her bes**t. Lol Philip
     
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  •  Nancy_Schess wrote 296 Days Ago (neutral) 
     
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    Most certainly do but I think that many things in my life were bershert.
     
       
     
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  •  Flo_Feinberg wrote 295 Days Ago (positive) 
     
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    Beshert comes in many guises....don't give up on Queens group so quickly- perhaps it was "beshert" that you not attend the previous meetings for reasons unknown to us...
    It is a great word which Ben and I often refer to in many circumstances...it was beshert that I arrived at Gotham as a complete skeptic re: networking groups! Happy holidays :-)
     
       
     
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  •  Corey_Bearak wrote 294 Days Ago (neutral) 
     
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    Shelly and I met on a blind date. She was once the babysitter of the couple who introduced us. I met Herb & Rhoda because they volunteered in a(n unsuccessful) race for congress (I later got engaged to re-elect the winner). It was a special election; I managed the race of the Council Member I worked for. If did not hold that gig and the holder did not run in the special then, I might never have met the couple who gave me Shelly's #. Interestingly, Shelly used to see my grandmother sitting outside in Glen Oaks around the corner from where she lived with her parents and chat her up.
     
       
     
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