I met Alton in one my clubs that I was working at as a promoter. We became friends and I knew she was special from the day I met her. We would meet in the city to hang out and party.We both were involved with other people at the time, so we were just friends, but we enjoyed spending time together and got along well. As the months went by our friendship continued and there came a time that we were both single again. We were cool and we had a lot of things in common. We decided to let ourselves grow together. We went into this relationship with no lies, only straight up truth, trust, and love for one another and for all others. We motivate one another day by day so that we can get to a bigger and better place mentally, spiritually and emotionally. We give each other the most respect possible and we have been together now for six months. She is my best friend and I believe that we compliment each other and have made each other better people by coming into each other’s lives.More
We met in high school and were friends. We lost touch with each other after high school.Then I was working in Walmart one night and he got on my line. We exchanged phone numbers and rekindled our friendship. We went to college together for a while where I started to develop a crush on him. Then he gave me the news that he was moving to South Carolina from where we lived in Pennsylvania. I was hurt but I never told him how I felt. We stayed in touch and became really good friends. One day we were talking on the phone and he surprised me with the news that he was moving back home! I was excited and happy but too shy and scared to tell him how I felt. So, now he comes back and we are back in college together and we work together in the cafeteria. He washed dishes and I was a server, so the only time I got to see him was when I was bringing him dirty dishes. Well, I started making sure there were always lots of dirty dishes to bring him, even if I had to dirty them myself!More
After several bad relationships and making poor choices when it came to men in my life, when I became a widow at the age of 50 I decided to take a break from relationships, and give it a go on my own. Two years after being on my own I decided to test the relationship waters again, but this time I decided to proceed with extreme caution.More
I met Chris 12 yrs ago at a high school party.We had a lot of fun talking and I always saw him hanging with friends. He was always in an out of trouble and went to jail a few times, but I always kept in touch with him. I always talked to Chris about my love life because he was very easy to talk to! I was sad one day and he told me that I should go after a guy that I usually wouldn’t be attracted to and he suggested himself. So I blew it off as a joke. I went to hang out with my friends, mutual friends of Chris & I. I guess Chris told them he wanted to chill with me.
So, we went to pick up Chris and we hung out for the night. He just made me smile. He is a very funny guy, smart ass but funny. I was putting my daughter to bed and he came in an said he had to go home. He looked at me & said can I have kiss? So we kissed! The feelings I got in my tummy are feelings I haven’t had in a very long time! We texted all day everyday and hung out a lot after that. The night I knew I loved him I was laying in bed with him he was holding me tight and I was just thinking I love this guy!
Then he went back to jail, but I waited for him. When he came home, I sat down with him and told him no more trouble because I have a daughter and she comes first. He applied everywhere for a job, got hired at two and got his own place. He totally changed his life for my daughter and me. We have our bad moments but we overcome them with love. He showed me that what I used to think was love really wasn’t. I still have my girl moments, its because I’ve been so hurt in my life, but he makes it okay.
I swear, it was like she came out of nowhere, but when I met her I felt it in my heart that she would be the woman that I will spend forever with. She touched my soul and captured my heart at once and since then I have been in love with her. This is my real love story.
It makes me so happy knowing that I have a queen that is there for me and loyal to me. She will never leave my side because she’s strong and able to weather the storm with me whenever gray skies come our way.
Instead of distancing ourselves from each other . We lift each other up and keep each other focused on happiness and our family together. We have now been together for almost three years and the love never changes for my queen. It just grows stronger and stronger every day. She loves her king and knows that all I want is for my family to be wealthy, healthy and happy and other than that, nothing else matters.
She shares my dreams and my goals and I can’t imagine a life without her by my side.
– “I always say the best story is a love story. It reminds us that in this world nothing is better than being with the people who inspire us and challenge us and encourage us to be our best.”- Amee
Garrett and I met in 2004 at our local Target store while working as cashiers and this is our love story, Garrett was 16 and I was 17. We rarely worked similar hours as we were both in high school- I was homeschooled though so I was working the day shift most of the time, which caused Garrett to think I was much older than 17. A mutual friend of ours was kind of like the messenger between us at Target – she would tell me that Garrett wanted me to come through his line to buy my personal items and my response was usually “who is this Garrett kid!?!” Well…. on Halloween night of 2004 we actually were both working the evening shift and we finally sparked a conversation with each other, exchanged phone numbers on Target receipt tape (which I still have)!
From then on, our conversations were through email or the phone when we weren’t at work. A month later, Garrett went away with his family for Thanksgiving and we would talk every night on the phone- our excuse to our parents was that I was giving Garrett his work schedule. We truly developed a very strong friendship through our nights of working together and chatting in the car after work- we really got to know one another during that time period. My parents were strict on the whole dating scene and Dad was adamant on meeting any guy before he gave me the okay to date. On Valentine’s Day, 2005 Garrett stated that he assumed he left his name badge in my car. So, I gave him my keys and on his break, he went to my car and put a dozen red roses and a card on my passenger seat! The card (which I still have to this day) said- I will wait forever for you if I have to!- Love, Garrett.
Love Story : Ringing up Love
He knew that my parents were quite strict on the whole dating thing so he was showing me that he was willing to wait for me. When I got home that night, my Mom told me that I needed to go tell my Dad about this Garrett kid or she would. So, I went up to tell my Dad that I met an amazing Christian guy at work and I’d like for my Dad to meet him. Our friendship continued to develop at work and Garrett finally met my family at our annual Church Easter Play that April. I always joke that Garrett met my Dad at his weakest point because Dad was playing the part of the angel Gabriel- and had white tights on…. Hehe! J Garrett’s parents also came and I met them for the first time. Dad approved, and our dating relationship began! Throughout high school, I went to Garrett’s proms and homecomings and we really did fall in love. I graduated from high school in 2005 and waited an entire year to go away for college so that we would go at the same time- Garrett graduated in 2006. After Garrett graduated, we both went away to college- I was in southeast Pennsylvania and Garrett was in West Virginia- for the next 4 years, we carried on a long distance relationship (approximately 7 hours one way from each other) and looked forward to the few weekends and summers we were able to spend together. We knew that we wanted to get married, but also knew that finishing college was an absolute necessity. We had our hard times but we always made it out on the other side as a stronger couple- upholding our Christian values and continuing to develop that strong friendship with each other and God together.
Finally, my junior year of college, Garrett came to visit me in PA for our annual banquet- and at Longwood Gardens in Kennett Square, PA he proposed to me- it was truly a fairytale proposal as he surprised me at one of my favorite places to visit near my college! We immediately started to plan the wedding but knew it would be a few years away as Garrett had a great opportunity to attend college for an additional year and graduate with both a Bachelors and Masters- he did that while I came back to Maryland and started my career with the Federal Government. I graduated college in May, 2010 and Garrett graduated on May 11, 2011- we were married on May 21, 2011 (just 10 days after his graduation). As we come upon our 2 year wedding anniversary, I think back on this unique love story and I am so thankful for the friendship we developed so early in our relationship and I am blessed to be married to my best friend! I cannot explain how much Garrett means to me – he is my best friend, soul mate and a wonderful husband!
I believe every couple has a love story. I consider a love story something that makes that couple special. The glue that holds them together. A love story to me isn’t a fairy tale. It is the time when you need someone and only the person you loved could understand what you need. I realized quite early in my relationship with my husband that he wasn’t a mind reader. He had no idea what I was thinking and he would rarely guess right. It wasn’t that he didn’t want to it was just that he couldn’t. I may resemble complicated. I decided a would share a chapter in our love story.
I had a particularly trying day. In fact it was capped off with my husband coming home to chaos and changing out of his work clothes only to sit in his chair. I kept waiting for him to get up and help. I mean I am sure he could see that I was at whits end. The house looked like we had been robbed and the kids were literally bouncing on the furniture. He said, “Honey, whats wrong.” The only thing I could think to say is you do not even bring me flowers anymore. I am not sure why that flew out of my mouth. It clearly had nothing to do with the chaos that had taken hold of my world. He said, “He was sorry.” Then life went on.
That weekend he took the kids out for a couple of hours which I really needed. He came back with a bucket filled with leaves. He got out his shovel. Then he and the kids began to dig. They dug for awhile. I wondered what they were doing outside. I walked outside to see the children watering the branches with leaves. I walked outside to further investigate. He just smiled. The children of course told me “Daddy was bringing me flowers.” I looked at the sticks with leaves and the realized one day they would be flowers. You see my husband is a smart guy he figured out a way that I would always have flowers. I realized that if I told him what I needed he would deliver. He would deliver beyond my imagination because he loves me. The picture above is my roses and my children cut them and bring them to me as well. The secret to a strong relationship is communication.
This Real Love story is Gwen’s. In the interest of honesty, I never dated in High School. I don’t even really remember wanting to. I was in my twenties when I decided that I had some time for fun. I wasn’t going to make a list of what I wanted but instead had a list of what I DIDN”T Want.
Some of the items on my list included:
No previous marriages
No one living at home
No being picked up at a bar
Real Love Story
Well suffice to say, I met my husband on June 22, 2002 while going out to a bar with friends. We didn’t actually meet at the bar but at a friend’s house first but I have conceded to the fact we talked the most at the bar. The funny thing is he thought I was a snob! In my defense, this was to be a girl’s night only until she invited him to come along. They were old friends and it was her birthday so I really couldn’t complain.
He quickly realized although I may be a snob, I was a sucker for his son. He showed me the cutest picture of this little redheaded child and I was hooked. We spent the rest of the night lost in our own conversation. I was a bad girl and went home with him that night against the advice of friends. They told me it would only be a one night stand.
I knew within a few days that I loved him and freaked out the day he wanted me to meet his son. It was the most nerve wracking day of my life because I knew his son meant the world to him and I was worried he wouldn’t like me. I did pass the test and within a few weeks he officially moved out of his mom and dad’s house and into my apartment.
He worked for a landscaping company and wasn’t making more than minimum wage so he kept pushing off the idea of proposing. I finally told him that it didn’t matter if it was the ring on a pop bottle. I wanted to marry him and not his checkbook. He proposed on October 18th at my birthday celebration with my family. He had already gotten my dad’s blessing. I found out later that my dad, in all his humor, asked him if he was sure because there were no refunds or exchanges.
We were married on January 10, 2003. Just 6 ½ months after we first met. We welcomed our daughter on January 19, 2004 (just 1 day shy of her dad’s birthday.)
I may forget what clothes I wore yesterday but I know that on June 22nd it will be 11 years from when we met. On June 24th it will be 11 years from when he asked me to be his girlfriend and on June 27th it will be 11 years since I met my step-son.
Our marriage has not always been easy, fun, or stress-free but I wouldn’t trade a minute of it for what I do have. A husband who loves me in spite of all my quirks, 2 children who mean more to me than life itself, and a family that has been thru trials together and came out closer and more bonded than when they started.
My word to those still looking for that special someone- Don’t brush off someone just because they aren’t what you said you wanted or didn’t want. They may end up being exactly what you needed.