Friday, June 11, 2010

It's a Love Story: Baby, Just Say "Yes"

It was a blind date.  My best friend wanted me to date her boyfriend's friend.  He was away at school but would be home in a week or so.  (We'd gone to high school together but had somehow missed each other.)  I didn't really want to.  I didn't know him . . . I'd been set up before . . . it hadn't gone so well. . .  

But she's stubborn and annoying, and I love her and wanted her to leave me alone, so I said, "Yes." 

It was June 11th, 1994 when he walked into my living room for the first time.  We went with my best friend and her boyfriend to a park and then putt-putting and back to her house for hot dogs over the fire and s'mores.  We sat on blankets and watched the stars and lightning in the distance.  He told stories and made me laugh.  He asked me out again, and I said, "Yes."


We enjoyed the summer together . . . movies, fireworks, picnics, the beach.  He went back to college, and I finished up my senior year of high school.  We wrote lots of letters and no emails. 

I went to college down the road from him.  We enjoyed a year of parties, studying next to each other (he did better when I was there than when I was not.  Really!), dollar movies, and eating in the cafeteria.  At the end of the year, at his fraternity formal, he got down on one knee.  I said, "Yes."


Another year of college, but this time also a year of planning and preparing for our wedding.  It was still a time of fun with friends and cheap dates, pizza and Chinese take-out.  But we added to that the fun of dreaming of the future while picking out invitations and tuxedos.

June 14th, 1997.  Our special day.

"Will you take this man . . . to be yours forever?" 

Of course, I said, "Yes."



And thirteen years later, I still say, "Yes."

And you . . . do you have a love story to share? 
Please say, "Yes," and share!



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36 comments:

Trulyana said...

That's a very beautiful story, and it's amazing when things work out and we give love a chance isn't it! :)
I'm happy for you. Have a wonderful week, and keep shining.

Trulyana said...

That's weekend! :) And week too for next week. heehe

parentingBYdummies said...

Congrats on 13 beautiful years. although, here's something funny...I don't see this linked up to my Old School Photo Friday meme even though it would be PERFECT! I'm guessing that's an oversight on your part that you would LOVE to rectify, right? RIGHT?! Enjoy your happy day:)

GlowinGirl said...

Trulyana, I hope you have a beautiful weekend/week too. ;)

And I'm all linked up now to Parenting by Dummies Old School Photo Friday. What fun!!

Lynda said...

Congratulations to two of my favorite former students! "L'amour, toujours l'amour!"

Madame

Maggie S said...

Happy Anniversary!!! Great pics!

Missie said...

Beautiful story! I love to hear how others met!

The Sharp's said...

Happy Anniversary and congrats on 13 years!!!

Lizzie said...

How beautiful, you truly glow in your photos, do you know that? My beloved and I will be on 18 years this weekend. Happy Anniversary!

Carrie said...

Awww. You guys make a beautiful couple! I especially like that first photo! ;)

I've been thinking about doing a similar post around our anniversary (coming up next week!) ... maybe I should get my act together and scan some old photos!

Happy Anniversary!

Shell said...

Such a sweet story! Congrats on 13 years!

Sarah said...

Happy Anniversary!

Laura said...

You are gorgeous!!!!!!!

By the way, Happy Anniversary! :)

KB said...

I love love stories :) :)
Happy Anniversary of so many wonderful things!
Enjoy your weekend!!

Liz said...

I love your love story!!! Just amazing! Congratulations! ;)

bluecottonmemory said...

Oh, Happy Anniversary! And what a sweet love story! Since we moved back to my husband's hometown, (a college town where we met), I've been able to show the boys the stop-light where their dad told me he thought he loved me, and the place where I first met him when he picked me to be on his football team, and where we went on our second date (which I asked him out for - a dance), but he ended up taking me out first(for pizza a few days before the dance) - but I asked him out first.

Enjoy Celebrating!

partialemptynester said...

Great story, love the pix!! Congrats on your 13th!!

emily wierenga said...

happy anniversary!

Karen said...

Oh, I loved this sweet story! Happy anniversary and blessings for many more to come...

Amy in Peru said...

yay! so glad for love.

amy in peru

Meg said...

What a wonderful story! Happy anniversary to you and your husband.

My husband and I just celebrated our first anniversary, and I couldn't be more thankful to have such a wonderful man in my life.

Thank you for sharing your story!

S.I.F. said...

I love love stories, and this was such a great one!

anne graves said...

Happy Anniversary friend! I love the photo booth picture of you two!

Debbi said...

Happy Anniversary! I love how you told your story! Yes!
Stopping by via SITS!

Jackie said...

Happy Anniversary! What a great post to commemorate the day!

Stopping in from SITS...happy Saturday!

Emily said...

That is such a sweet story! Enjoy your anniversary! Stopped in from SITS :)

Holly Renee said...

Congratulations! I love this story. You are gorgeous and he is so handsome. A perfect pair. 13 years is a long time and I am inspired by how wonderful your life/marriage seem.

Joy said...

Love the love story!! Just beautiful! :) I have been with my husband for 19 years, married 17 1/2 years. Love him so much! Wouldn't change a thing!

Happy anniversary to you and your husband. :)

Courtney (Women Living Well) said...

Beautiful story and photos!!! Thank you for sharing! And I've enjoyed reading your thoughts over on blog frog and scary mama!! I so desire to join the discussion - you don't know how badly my little fingers want to type lol! I'm thankful that some of my bloggy friends are there and sharing some of the same things I would share!!!

Much Love,
Courtney
http://www.womenlivingwell-courtney.blogspot.com

Claudia said...

What a romance - LOVE the story - LOVE that you still say "Yes" after 13 years - GREAT!

Emma said...

Awwww that's so sweet....I adore a good love story! Congrats on 13 years and thanks for stopping by my blog on SITS Pot Luck Friday x

Just Lisa said...

Oh, that's so sweet. I love love stories with happy endings!

Happy anniversary!

sexylegsandbody said...

Hi, I just looooove happy endings, or should I say beginnings?

Such a lovely post, loved reading it. I believe that everything in life happens for a reason.

Thanks for sharing!
Hope your week starts off well.
Colin.

Tammy said...

Such a sweet story and I loved how you recapped in the way you did! I wanted to stop by and thank you for visiting the other day. I love meeting new friends and new blogs. I just wanted to say hi...and your blog is great! I am your newest follower :)

e-Mom said...

AW, so Sweet!!!! You two are quite a handsome pair! Sigh... tale as old as time... da da da da da. (You know the rest.) Happy thirteenth!

If you'd like to read our wedding story, it's here: http://chrysaliscom.blogspot.com/2008/05/marriage-monday.html

((Hugs)) ღ

Arizona Mamma said...

I'm enjoying your blog more and more. Your heart is just as beautiful as you!

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