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post #31 of 53
Where to start, I met my first hubby through a friend, I loved him from he minute I saw him, I was 16 when we got married, we were married for 34 years, had 3 daughters, he passed away in july 1995 he was just short of 50. I felt like my life was over, I just couldn't beleive I had been handed something so terrible at that time in my life, and it was the hardest thing anyone could go through.
But somehow you manage, you choose to move ahead the best way you can or fold up and fall apart, the latter may have been the easier choice, but I couldn't do that so I struggled to stay strong.
You just feel like your life is over, and that you can never be happy again, but 3 years later I met a very special person online.
This great person has saved me emotionally, he had been a batchlor for 12 years, in the Navy for 20 years, and we have been married for 8 yrs now, he retired from the navy with 25 yrs, he is a very bright person with more intergerty then anyone I have ever know, he's a wonderful provider, very kind and special in many many ways,
He came into my life when I felt the worst, I am almost 8 yrs older then him, and I told him I may be to old for you, and he replied to old for what. We have a nice life he would do anything in the world for me and I would for him, I do have to say it is not the same because it's not how I had my life planned, My oldest Daughter would always ask me are you Happy, and I always say I am as Happy as I can be. But I Love him, I am Thankful for him, and Thankful for my life. I feel very fournate to have had 2 wonderful men in my life.
post #32 of 53
Oh halfpint...I`m reall sorry for the loss of your first husband...esp at such an early age. I can only imagine how hard that must have been for you. I can hardly stand such a thought...but I do know it happens.
I`m thankful that you have found somebody else to share your life with...and I wish you as many happy years with him as you had with your first hubby.
My Mom lost my Dad to Leukemia when he was only 47...after almost 25 years of marriage. She is now married to my step dad, who is also a wonderful man...only different than my dad was...and that`s OK...he IS a different person. They have now been married for almost 31 years....I feel very blessed to have had 2 such great dads, especiallly since so many do`nt get even one good man to look up to.
Linda
post #33 of 53
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Originally Posted by maherwoman
What's the story behind you meeting your boyfriend/girlfriend or husband/wife? Do you live together? Are you engaged? Are you married?

When did these things happen in your relationship?
My husband and I have been married for 2 years, 4 months, and 8 days. (I know the day count because he's been into telling me lately ) We met in March of 2001. He was friends with a friend of mine living in the base dorms. I didn't really see him for a few months after that. The he and our mutual friend became room mates off base in what is now our house. He's laid back like me so it took time to get to know eachother first.

In October of that year he was deployed and everything had just been getting good! But it turned out that his deployment was cut short. When he came back we started dating, November 13, 2001.

That next March he was deployed again. He came home June 7th. On September 7th we got engaged. Then the next June 7th we got married. The old roommate was in the wedding but as of now neither of us are friends with him.
post #34 of 53
I spent 4 years of my life with a man who was very kind and loving but we realised we weren't really in love and should never had been anything more than friends. So after some heartache, that's where we are. Just good friends.

Now I'm 27 and still waiting for my love story
post #35 of 53
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Originally Posted by marie-p
I spent 4 years of my life with a man who was very kind and loving but we realised we weren't really in love and should never had been anything more than friends. So after some heartache, that's where we are. Just good friends.

Now I'm 27 and still waiting for my love story
That's a shame, but you know, it's better than just carrying on with a pretence. I'm sure your love story is just waiting to be written any day now!
post #36 of 53
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Originally Posted by cat mom X4
I met my husband at a tattoo shop (of all places!!). I went with my sister to get her first tattoo and there he was. It was love at first sight. He worked there, so I knew I had a little bit of time to assess the situation. By the time we were ready to leave, he asked if I wanted to go get some coffee together. I went, and we haven't been apart since. A week later he asked me to marry him! We were married two weeks later at the beach. In December, we will be celebrating our 6th wedding anniversary. I laugh now at the people who put bets on us not making it to our first anniversary!!!! I have no doubt that my husband is my soulmate.

wow you just made my eyes nearly pop out!!
post #37 of 53
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Originally Posted by stampit3d
My Hubby and I met in Hogh School.
He has always said it was "love at first sight" for him...with me it was "like at first sight"....but not even being 15 , and not allowed to date yet, I was`nt really looking for anyone. (He`d just turned 16 himself) So I kept politely turning down his invite to ball games, a soda, a movie etc. (Did`nt want to have to tell him I was`nt allowed to date till I ws 16 anyhow!)
I was part of a big church youth group, and several of my friends were trying to get me to invite Larry to one of our get togethers....but knowing he liked me...well, I did`nt want him to get the "wrong idea".
Then, about the time I was turning 15, the youth directors, who also happened to be my parents, had planned an ice skating party...and a couple of friends informed me that they had told Larry I was going to invite him....GEE! I could`nt believe they had done that! So now he was expecting an invitation. I asked my parents first...and since it was a group function,,,, they did`nt consider it a date....so I invited him to "go with US". Larry had already become friends himself with several of our youth group....so at least I was`nt asking him to go alone with me....come to find out, those girls had LIED to get me to ask him!!! (Can you imagine those sweet little Christian girls lying?!?!STINKERS!!!
Anyhow...that was "all she wrote". He started coming to different things that our group was doing and before long we fell in love. Everybody kept saying "puppy love"....but we got married at 16 & 17 and will be married for 40 years this next March 6th.
Now in case some of you gals out, there who are looking for the love of your life, and think this sounds like a perfect fairy tale...just know that we, like any other couple that stays married for a lifetime...have had our problems too.
We have 3 children that are grown and 2 that are in Heaven. We have built 4 houses together (some pleople have said that is the true test of a marriage...if you can stay together through the building of a home.....he he he) We almost lost one of our daughters to a serious head injury a few years ago ..and have had other "UPS & DOWNS" just like everyone else does.....but, even though we were very young when we got married, we promised each other not to ever talkabout the "D-word", but to always work at working out our problems together.....and we are so glad we did.
we are each others BEST FRIEND....he still buys me flowers and I love to wait on him hand and foot whenever he first comes home from work....our biggest dread now, as we get older, is thinking of a time to come, when more likely than not...one of us will have to "move on" for awhile without the other one.....but you know what? We have had more happiness together in our lifetime than most people have...and so we know that those sweet memories, and our faith in God, will see us through until we meet again in Heaven.
Linda

Awww!! That is such a beautiful story!! Wow...40 years...I can't wait until I can tell people the same about my marriage. We vowed to each other to never talk about the d-word, too. I look forward to many happy memories...
post #38 of 53
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Originally Posted by LilleKat
Hrmn... I'm not sure if there is anything romantic about my story really....

I met Rune while rambling drunkenly over a chatroom on the internet - telling him all about how Asa had treated me badly and then left me. He did drop everything to come and stay for a week to make sure I was ok, though.

Four years on, we live together. I'm still waiting for the big question. And I could probably be waiting for a looooooong time too.

Awww...well, hopefully that time will come soon.
post #39 of 53
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Originally Posted by maddensmom
Awwww...such great love stories!!!
My hubby and I met in high school when I was 15 and he was 16. We dated throughout the summer and by the begining of school we were obsessed with each other!! We had our schedules worked out so that we would have all our afternoon classes together and when he graduated at the end of my junior year, I was crushed not to be able to spend all day every day with him!!
We moved in together shortly after I graduated high school and lived together for a year and a half when one day out of the blue he asked me to marry him!! We had been talking about it forever but hadn't put much thought into a date yet and I certainly didn't expect it when it happened!! It was so cute though!!
He came in from work and I was finishing dinner. He went and jumped in the shower and I sat down at the table to read a magazine. The next thing I know, there he is in the kitchen, in nothing but a towel mind you, on one knee!!! I laughed, then I cried, then I said yes!! We got married on March 19 of this year and have never been happier!
He's the most wonderful, gorgeous, unselfish man I've ever known!! I'm so so lucky to have him all for me!!!
Awww!! I love reading these stories...so ROMANTIC!!!! How wonderful...

We just got married June 4th...so I guess we're newlyweds, too!
post #40 of 53
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Originally Posted by emsteve
Steve and I have been dating for over 9 years. Our best friends had been dating and they set us up on a blind date. We were both in high school, though different ones. We went to a pool hall for the date and then as we were driving home, almost hit a cow. (Upstate NY has a lot of them) We started dating then, but I was going to college and didn't want anything serious. Well, one night a week before I left for college he told me he loved me. I told him he was a fool and threw him out of the car (it was parked) As it turned out, I loved him also. We spent four years only seeing each other on weekend and summers. When I graduated I found a job right away and we were still dating. We moved in with each other and just last Christmas Eve he proposed. (Better late than never He even moved with me to NC to my new job. He is the best!
Awww...congratulations on getting engaged!! Have you guys set a date yet?
post #41 of 53
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Originally Posted by lionessrampant
I met Ian my freshman year of college. We lived in the same dorm, he lived across the hall. We both contend that when we met, we knew there was something out-of-the-ordinary about the other. We fell in love steadily throughout the year, refusing to admit it until the spring because it gets to a point where you just can't deny these things any longer. Of course, being as how we were 18, our story is not without drama. Here's the short version: At the beginning of the year, I turned Ian down because it was 'so like me' to always have a boyfrined. I wanted to spend my first year of college being single. So, Ian started dating my best friend and I started going out on no strings attached dates with various individuals. One of those individuals was using me to get some, which he was not going to get from me, and I found out, and so we broke it off. Well, Ian and I got to talking about the startingly large occurence of sleazy guys at college, we made a bet about something, he lost and so he had to take me out on a date.

He took me to an extremely fancy resturant down by where Oprah lives. It was so. much. fun. Of course, we were just going out as glorified friends because he had recently broken up with my best friend and to have something more would totally break the best friend code of conduct. At the end of the date he asked me if he could kiss me. I thought about Cheryl and how much I valued our friendship...and I kissed him.

Not only did I kiss him, but I continued to go on dates with him. And Cheryl continued to have this huge unrequited love for him. And Ian and I started to fall in love with each other. Without anyone knowing of course. I don't know why I did this. Love makes people do crazy things. I just thought I could stop it and I really wanted to protect Cheryl. Little did I know...I guess we all learn this kind of lesson, huh?

Well, this went on for a while, and eventually Ian and I cracked. This was in April. We spent a day on teh lakefront with our bikes and had a picnic and walked around Navy Pier drinking ridiculously expensive lemon shake-ups that I got for free because my dentist father seems to be relatively famous in this city. It was a dream. It was something tht came right out of a movie. We knew we had to let everyone know. Now, Cheryl hated us for a while and even moved out of our dorm room. But that was relatively short lived and, if anything, she and I are even closer now.

As far as Ian and I, we're still going strong. Talks of engagement are in the works. His mom even let slip to me that he has a ring. I love the kid more and more every single day of my life. We're been together ("unoffcially" as our first date was in November) for almost 2 years and we never run out of things to do, see, talk about, share with each other.

Here's a picture:
Aww...you guys are such a cute couple! What a cute story...yes, love makes you crazy.
post #42 of 53
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Originally Posted by boys mum
i used to work for a chemist,i used to deliver medication to old folk ect.and i was delivering to a neighbour of charlies,and i held the door open for him all i could see was the most sexy eyes (brown) he had his crash helmet on and all dressed in leather (shiver) and we just kept meeting up,took ages eventully we went out,we spoke for hours,and i found when i wasnt with him i missed him like crazy,i got a warm feeling in my chest when i thought of him (still do ) and eventully he moved in with me with his 2 cats LOL i had a dog (that was fun and we where at a wedding reception and I propsed to him even got it in writing so he couldnt back out the next day saying he couldnt remember.
but we have been together 9 years and married 5 years,can spend 24/7 and still get on we do a lot of talking,and plenty of cuddles,love him to bits
and ill let u into a little secret hes 13 years younger than me,and i can tell u age difference dont count.
Very cute...

That's cute to get it in writing...

Congrats on the five years...and goin' strong it sounds like! That's how me and my Danny are...we spend as much time as we possibly can together, and we never run out of things to talk about.
post #43 of 53
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Originally Posted by alexa
My bf and I were introduced by a mutual friend 3 years ago. We were friends for about 6 months before we started dating, something I can highly recommend!!

After we'd been together for about a year, he walked in the door from work one day and blurted out "I love you". We both knew how in love we felt, but he still took me by surprise

We have been living together for about a year now and I my heart still skips a beat every time I think about him and every time I wake up and he's there beside me
Awww...how sweet. It's nice to wake up with your love already there, isn't it? I've been with my love for almost two years now, and I hope I never get over that feeling of...aah, you're there every morning.
post #44 of 53
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Originally Posted by halfpint
Where to start, I met my first hubby through a friend, I loved him from he minute I saw him, I was 16 when we got married, we were married for 34 years, had 3 daughters, he passed away in july 1995 he was just short of 50. I felt like my life was over, I just couldn't beleive I had been handed something so terrible at that time in my life, and it was the hardest thing anyone could go through.
But somehow you manage, you choose to move ahead the best way you can or fold up and fall apart, the latter may have been the easier choice, but I couldn't do that so I struggled to stay strong.
You just feel like your life is over, and that you can never be happy again, but 3 years later I met a very special person online.
This great person has saved me emotionally, he had been a batchlor for 12 years, in the Navy for 20 years, and we have been married for 8 yrs now, he retired from the navy with 25 yrs, he is a very bright person with more intergerty then anyone I have ever know, he's a wonderful provider, very kind and special in many many ways,
He came into my life when I felt the worst, I am almost 8 yrs older then him, and I told him I may be to old for you, and he replied to old for what. We have a nice life he would do anything in the world for me and I would for him, I do have to say it is not the same because it's not how I had my life planned, My oldest Daughter would always ask me are you Happy, and I always say I am as Happy as I can be. But I Love him, I am Thankful for him, and Thankful for my life. I feel very fournate to have had 2 wonderful men in my life.
Awww...I'm so sorry for your loss, but so happy for your gain, too! I was really happy to read a happy ending to your story...
post #45 of 53
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Originally Posted by MoochNNoodles
My husband and I have been married for 2 years, 4 months, and 8 days. (I know the day count because he's been into telling me lately ) We met in March of 2001. He was friends with a friend of mine living in the base dorms. I didn't really see him for a few months after that. The he and our mutual friend became room mates off base in what is now our house. He's laid back like me so it took time to get to know eachother first.

In October of that year he was deployed and everything had just been getting good! But it turned out that his deployment was cut short. When he came back we started dating, November 13, 2001.

That next March he was deployed again. He came home June 7th. On September 7th we got engaged. Then the next June 7th we got married. The old roommate was in the wedding but as of now neither of us are friends with him.
Wow...is it hard being married to a military man? My dad is retired military, and I often wondered if it was hard for his wife to handle him being gone and such. What do you do when he's on leave?
post #46 of 53
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Originally Posted by marie-p
I spent 4 years of my life with a man who was very kind and loving but we realised we weren't really in love and should never had been anything more than friends. So after some heartache, that's where we are. Just good friends.

Now I'm 27 and still waiting for my love story
Aww, I'm sorry to hear it, Hun. Hopefully soon you'll find your love.
post #47 of 53
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Originally Posted by maherwoman
Wow...is it hard being married to a military man? My dad is retired military, and I often wondered if it was hard for his wife to handle him being gone and such. What do you do when he's on leave?
I know this wasn't directed at me but I thought I would answer.

Sometimes it is hard. It depends on the woman. For me being raised in the military I was used to my dad being gone all the time so when I married mine, I already knew what to expect. It was still hard but I was very independent so it made me more independent. Now he doesn't know what to do with me because I tend to do it all myself and drive him crazy.

When he is on leave, we go on a vacation to get away from it all. Trying to go this year to Disneyworld.
post #48 of 53
My husband and I met in college my freshman year, his sophomore year. We met casually through mutual friends one day in the student center, and at first, I really didn't think much other than "Oh, he seems nice". Not love at first sight at all!
We re-met a couple weeks later at a party--it was my birthday, actually, and, uh, I was rather inebriated! We had a very long conversation, and the chemistry betweeen us was just palpable. I was dating someone else at the time, but that relationship was going nowhere fast, and I wasn't sure how to end it as the guy was much more attached to me than I was to him.
Long story short, I kissed Ian (now my husband) at that party, and it took about two weeks after that to gradually break up with the other guy--which was pretty much an absolute nightmare, he had a lot of problems to begin with and my breaking up with him was the final straw that actually led him to drop out of school for awhile--I felt horribly guilty at the time, but now realize the guy was way screwed up before I even got to him--though I hear he's now doing well--he eventually came back to school and I had to basically run the other way when I saw him coming.
Next, I saw Ian again in the student center the day after I had broken up with Other Guy, and not so subtlely let him know I was now a "free agent". We then went to watch a movie in a mutual friends dorm room, and then basically went back to my dorm room and made out shamelessly for many hours! Still, I figured it was just a rebound hookup sort of thing, didn't expect a relationship, but here we are nearly 7 years later, married!
It just naturally grew from one thing to the next, after a few months with him I think we both knew we were in it for good--though neither of us expected to be!
post #49 of 53
Our love story is kinda funny…

Max and I both work in hospitals, and at one time were both working in gastroenterology. My boss visits both of our hospitals, so I would naturally need quite regularly to ring the gastro department at Max’s work to organise things for my boss.

The first time we spoke on the phone he cracked me up, and I thought he had a sexy voice. Then we continued to flirt for a couple of months and finally decided to meet. At that point we were emailing each other quite a lot, and learning about each other through our emails. (One of my first questions to him was what he thought of cats – cos, ya know, I’m not gonna see anyone who doesn’t worship them like I do!!)

The night we met it was very exciting. I made the date on a day when I had to go pick up my brother from the airport – you know, good excuse to leave if it’s going badly, leave him wanting more if it’s going well…

Well, we met up in a bar in the city – first time we’d ever laid eyes on each other – and it was basically love at first sight. We have been together ever since that day, we live together and have our cats and a puppy, and we celebrate our first anniversary this Friday.

He taught me how to trust and love again after I left my husband, and I adore him.
post #50 of 53
... so I'm heading home from work from here in July; hot day, hadn't rained in forever; rain came pouring down, left the streets slick. The sun came out. I'm sitting in the usual traffic to get onto I-75. I had to slam on my breaks in order to avoid hitting the gal in front of me; then I hear the tires sqealing --- look in my rearview --- and think, oh crud. BAM! I got rear ended!!! My first instinct (naturally... ) was ANGER.

SO I get out, all PMS-ing and not really wanting to hang around & file a police report; but here comes the cops! Guy who rear-ended me gets out; all I see are these muscular arms, nice eyes, and hey he is built pretty nice... and well his face looked familiar.... I said, "hope ya got insurance, the cop saw you hit me!" .... ... and he kept looking at me like he was trying to "place" me... seen me before?

... so we pull off and he tells me, I can paint your car, I'll fix anything for FREE, if you don't want to file a report. I told him I didn't feel like being here or waiting around or even talking to the cop, so yeah paint my car & fix everything. So we tell the cop to go away. Cop goes off without asking for anything.

So this fella says, you look familiar. "I know that hair" he says, and he asks if I used to work for this certain place. I said, yeah 5 yrs ago, you did too? So basically boom we remembered. We used to work for the same company... he was there 7 yrs, I was there almost 2 years; we BOTH got laid off right about the same time during a massive sweep. He used to build the machines, I was in the sales office, but among 500+ employees, we knew each other.

We talked fer a few, exchanged phone numbers, and went on our merry ways. Then a week later, he paints my car, shows me around his farm; the following weekend, we planned to go 4-wheeling and all sorts of fun & muddy things. We had a blast!!! What was supposed to be a few hours of "hanging out" turned into 24 hours of the best first-date I've ever had.

But no we do not live together; I own a monster house in the suburbs and he runs a farm & archery business 45 minutes south of me. He has given me a ring; but it is not an engagement ring; just a 'promise'. I want my engagement ring to be made from my grandma's diamonds she left me, so when *I* am ready (cuz he is totally ready), I'm giving him the 3 carats worth of 50 year old diamonds to have re-set into an engagement ring. I ain't ready for all that, but I have me a good man (finally, not one who is a drunk or has an anger problem or hates kids!)... so we are in some pretty serious talks. And dang it I LOVE his family... his mom, dad, stepmom, even all his buddies who shoot with him & their wives & kids... it's been great.

post #51 of 53
A few years ago, after a relationship had ended that left me quite broken hearted, I decided I needed some time to myself and purposely removed myself from the dating scene. During that time a lot of things happened. I moved to a new city, started a new job, and basically began anew. Before I knew it, over a year had passed and I was in a good place, but still felt a void and knew it was time I started dating again. This was in 2004. For the heck of it, I decided to post on craigslist.org and see if anyone interesting responded. I had met my previous boyfriend via the internet so I figured, why not? To make a long story short, that's how I met my current boyfriend. It took a few dates before I really started to feel a spark, but I'm glad I gave it chance. He's a great guy and we've been going out for a year and a half. I can definitely see us having a future together although I think it may be a while before he gets around to popping the question.
post #52 of 53
I met my sweetie at the dam where everybody used to go on Sunday afternoons. He was there with a mutual friend. Our friend told him that I was just what he needed. We hung out for a couple of hours, went for a motorcycle ride, and had a nice afternoon. He told me before he left that he already knew I was the only one for him, that we would end up together. He is almost 5 years younger than me, and was only 16 at the time, so I did not take him seriously. I would have saved my self a lot of problems and heartache if I had just listened to him then intstead of waiting nearly 7 years. I am so glad he was still interested when I finally came to my senses. We have been happily unmarried for 20 years last Valentine's Day.
post #53 of 53
i'd just broken up with a guy, it was two months or more after the breakup and i was on the internet every night, i was a member of dating sites and there were a lot of interesting guys but none that had everything i wanted in a man and i'm picky

i wanted someone honest, romantic, loving, kind, goal orientated, adventerous, slightly sophistocated, intelligent, a little macho but still sensitive when it counted, handsome, outgoing, someone who loved his family, someone i could talk to about anything, who would love me completely...yes i'm a true romantic lol, also love my kits and who would not only be my partner and lover but best friend too.

everyone told me, 'you will never find a man with everything you want'

but i proved them wrong, one night after i'd given up on dating sites i decided to chat in an msn chatroom, i picked an aussie room called honden vs ford because i love cars.

i was only chatting for ten minutes when a guy who called himself revhead307 pm'd me, we chatted for a while and i checked out his profile, he was muscular, cute and liked a lot of the same things as me, we soon found out that he only lived 40 minutes away and that we had gone to the same highschool, we also discovered that we both had secret crushes on each other at school but were both way too shy to say anything.

we swapped numbers and email addresses and the next night he called me, we ended up talking for around three hours or more and it was like i'd known him forever, we had so much to talk about and there wasn't one uncomfortable silence.

he asked me if he could meet me and take me out somehwere and i said yes

the next night i waited nervously until at 7pm on the dot both mum and i heard the roar of a V8 pulling into our drive, mum shot me a worried glance but i couldn't stop smiling.

when i opened the door i reconised him instantly but he wasn't the skinny little boy i knew from highschool anymore , he introduced himself to my family and we left for our date.

first we went to a nice tavern and played a few games of pool while drinking beer, another thing we both loved i was worried that once i met him i wouldn't know what to say because usually i'm extremely shy but we never stopped talking, joking and laughing together, he was very extroverted and that helped too. next we went to the cinema and watched the scorpion king, neither of us watched the movie and it took us over an hour to even hold hands but when we did it was so amazing, then we kissed

after the movie we went and had dinner and then drove to the beach where we sat and talked on the sand for four hours or more, i know i fell in love with him very quickly.

he dropped me home and surprised me that Sunday by picking me up for another date. he took me 4x4ing along the beach and the car broke down, it didn't matter though because we just hugged on the beach until the RAC arrived.

that afternoon he took me back to his place and he cooked me dinner by candlelight and sand stairway to heaven while playing it on his guitar it was the most amazing night ever, we then watched legally blonde and he drove me home.

about five months later we were at his place and he got down on one knee and proposed, six months later we married and had an awesome two week honeymoon in Exmouth.

even today after being married for over two years we still have that spark that you get when you first meet someone and he is everything i wanted in a guy only more


sorry that was so long



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