It all began when Kevin and I started dating in high school in 1988. We were dating for three weeks and his friends told him to dump me because i found out that i was pregnant. Back then girls were labeled certain kinds of things. So he went his way into the marines and i carried on with my life. He dated a girl that looked similar to myself and her name was Robin Miller while mine was Patricia Miller (no relation). They had a daughter and then separated. Then he dated another woman and had a child with her. He said he still couldn’t get me out of his mind and wondered where we would of ended up if he’d never listened to his so called friends. Last year at the camp ground he asked my sister about me, but she really didn’t have much to say to him so she didn’t divulge any information. Earlier this year he noticed that we both had a mutual friend on Facebook and befriended me. I was so shocked to hear from him. So we started talking on Facebook for several weeks. Then he went and popped up and said that he had a spring break coming up and said he would come and visit me. Naturally I was skeptical i was like “yeah right like your gonna fly all the way from Illinois to NY just to see me. We haven’t seen each other for over 25 years.” So that Friday night while he was on the phone in March he was talking to me he was booking his flight to NY. Then he called me on sun and told me he was at the airport and that he’d be in Mon morning. I’m like WHAT. I was so shocked. So as i was on my way to the airport to wait for him he called me and said’ where are you?’ I said “I’m on the bus heading there now.” So he came to NY and spent 6 days with me. We reconnected and he bought me an Eeyore pillow pet before he left. Then he bought me a plane ticket three weeks later for me to spend 5 days with him. He didn’t really propose but we talked about getting married. While i was back in Illinois we told our parents about us getting married.
After we told our parents we planned a date and we are slowly on our way to getting things arranged. We have our lovely cake topper and serving set picked out through “That’s My Topper” We have chosen the butterflies topper and serving set. This is his third wedding but my second. I told him third times a charm LOL. Then I went back to NY and he stayed in Illinois to finish his semester. He told me that when classes were done he would be back in NY to spend the summer with me. Then he came up to NY and spent the summer with me he had me go to court to get approval to move back to Illinois. He left mid July was home for a week taking care of things and getting things ready for me and my boys to move back to Illinois. Then on July 26 him and his best friend Deon drove up from Illinois with Deon’s truck and came and got us. My parents and family are so happy that I found someone to bring me back home. My mom has been so helpful on planning the wedding I’ve always dreamed of. Our Happy day will occur on June 14, 2014. My dress is ordered. His tux is picked out, I have my invitations ordered and just awaiting for June to get here!
John and I have known each other for years. I have been married before and so has he. Both ended very badly for each of us. That being said, you quessed it, we are an older couple. We are not yourtypical 20 year old couple. I even have grandchildren. We are also an inter-racial couple. John is black and I am white. The most interesting part of our life together is that we have been living together for 10 years. Although we have a great relationship by just living together, it is not right in God’s eyes and we thought it was time to make it right before our friends, family, and most of all God. So one day John and I were talking about our relationship and how long we have been together and all of a sudden he said, “Let’s just get married.” I asked, “Are you serious? This is not something that you just do at the drop of a hat.” He said, “Yes, I am very serious. Do you want to?” I said, “YES.”
I know, that is not the most romantic engagement on record, but you have to know John to appreciate it. John works very hard for us to have the things that we need. In today’s society, being a hard worker doesn’t seem to get you ahead in life and pay for weddings. We were just going to go to the courthouse and get married since we have both been married before, but my best friend just would not have that. We are not wealthy by no means, but my best friend, is very creative and is also a seamstress, so she is making everything. Yes, even my dress. Even though John is black, she has not judged and is helping us with everything she possibly can. She tells me all the time that she doesn’t have to live with him and it is not her job to judge. Not many people would see it that way. She has made 2 bouquets, one for me to keep and one for me to throw. She has made John’s boutineer, the invitations, and she is even making a lot of the decorations. Since the wedding is in November, she has come up with fall décor. She has even come up with the menu for the wedding. She asks my opinion on things, but really doesn’t want me to do anything. In her words, “You are the bride and you are suppose to just enjoy your engagement and wedding day. Let everyone else do the work.” The problem is, she is everyone else. She is the only one that hasn’t turned her back on us. I love her for that. She has been our lifesaver, but she can’t do it all alone. She thinks she can though. She even live 45 minutes from me, but at least 2 times a week she comes to my house and we go over wedding stuff. I don’t know who is more excited, me or her. I am sure our wedding on November 23rd will be absolutely beautiful. I will have to post a picture. I would like to thank her for everything, and thank you ThatsMyTopper.com for the opportunity to save on my cake topper.
Tyler and I met my sophomore year, his junior year, at Trinity University. After Mass on December 8th, we found ourselves talking in the same circle of friends. I remember seeing Tyler sitting on the blue couches and thinking he was pretty cute, but I quickly learned one of my friends was interested in him and I thought he was interested in her. Later that week, Tyler and I happened to run into each other in the basement of the library, which was where I always studied. We chatted for a few minutes; I remember we were both a little nervous. As Tyler was leaving to fly home, we wished each other a good Christmas break and went home for the holidays.
When the semester opened in January, I returned to burrowing myself in the basement of the library writing English papers, but I began to notice that Tyler was also frequently studying in the library, a few computers away from me. What I did not know was Tyler was having to make up assignments to look busy; he had never ever spent so many hours in the library before. At first, we talked in passing for a few minutes in the library, then for a few hours. In February, Tyler asked me out on a date, and we began hanging out in the library as well as outside of it.
Four years after we started dating, on a bleak January evening in Dallas, Tyler and I were walking around White Rock Lake. Bundled in jackets, I was proud of us for keeping our New Year’s resolution to work out more together, cold or shine. As we were walking, Tyler began to talk about the first time we came to White Rock Lake, which was the weekend I moved to Dallas. During this initial stroll, Tyler and I had been holding hands when a middle-aged man came up to us and said, “Your young love is just so beautiful; it inspires me,” and the man began to inquire about how we met and tell us about his marriage.
While I was still laughing about the amusing encounter, Tyler asked me if I remembered that the man had said he had been walking around this lake with his wife of thirty years. As I nodded, Tyler proceeded to say that he wanted to able to walk around this lake with me for the next thirty years and beyond. As I was clueless to what was happening, I told Tyler that he was going to have to ask me a certain question with a certain something if he wanted me to walk around this lake with him for the next thirty years and beyond. With that, Tyler stopped walking, got down on one knee, and asked me to marry him. Once I was able to get over the shock, I of course said “YES!” He pulled off my glove and slid on the beautiful ring.
Tyler and I are getting married on December 28, 2013! We are so blessed for the years we’ve had and are so excited to begin this next adventure together.
Blake and I met when we were studying at University together. He was two years my senior, but we had so much in common. We met at a party through a mutual college friend. Both of us just got out of relationships and were not looking for anything serious when we found each other. After a long introduction and even longer follow up conversation, he asked me for my phone number. For the next couple of weeks, we kept meeting up randomly at get-togethers and other functions. Finally, he asked me on a group date to see Spiderman 2 movie. However, unbeknownst to me, he didn’t ask anyone else out on the “group” date.
The first date was magical to me. He was charming, shy, and cute. Before the date, I must have gone through my entire closet 50 times. (I wish I was exaggerating) He picked me up at my apartment in his Dark Blue Chevy Tahoe that was cleanest car I have ever seen. And the last time I ever saw his car that clean again. We began the night of the first date, by watching Spiderman 2. Blake did not know I am severely arachnophobic, but I stuck it out through the movie, and enjoyed myself. He was the cutest. He was so nervous he mistakenly closed the car door on me while helping me out of the car. And when doing the “yawn and stretch” move in the theatre, he elbowed me in the back of the head. It was absolutely adorable that he was so nervous. It made me feel better about being so nervous.
Next we went out and had a lovely dinner with wonderful dinner conversation. We spent the entire night driving around, talking, and getting to know each other. The conversation never lulled or grew uncomfortable. It flowed so naturally. We ended the night sitting together on top of the roof of his home watching the sun rise. It was the best first date ever.
Six years later, he proposed. He selected a beautiful engagement ring that fit me perfectly. Not just because it was breathtakingly beautiful but the ring and I shared the same name – the “Diana.” Out of the blue, I received a random bouquet of white roses (my favorite flower) with a note to “get dressed up tonight.” We went to my favorite restaurant, and there in the middle of the restaurant Blake went down on one knee and proposed. I paused because I was so surprised. After gathering myself for a moment, I said an immediate “of course!” There was no question in my mind. It was so sweet. He is such a shy person and he asked me in front of the entire restaurant crowded with people.
I knew from the very first date, this was the man I wanted to marry. We have now finally set a wedding date. When we tie the knot, we will have been together for a decade before finally tying the knot. We love each other and have been blessed to truly know each other before taking that next step in life.
4 years ago my best friend and her husband Caroline & David were celebrating their 16th wedding anniversary, and I learned they met online on a free dating website “PlentyofFish.com” after I finished giggling I thought humm why not take a look. My daughter just left for college, I was lonely and feeling the empty nest syndrome and the cheap side of me decided to take a peak. (free is one of my favorite words). LOL. I went out of a few first dates with some nice guys and some frogs. I actually had a 6 month relationship with a guy but didnt work. Then I met Clarence online. He was nothing like the guys I usually went out with, I broke 3 major rules just by being with him. 1) in process of a divorce, 2) his mother lived with him (((my necessity NOT choice, she had back surgery last year and not able to fully be alone and take care of herself yet)) and 3) about to be a new single father of a young daughter. **My 3 are grown & gone, didnt think I want to do that again***. BUT we started dating, he drove over an hour to see me ever week and even spent the night in a hotel a couple times so we can spend the weekend together. We fell in love. I had lost my job and had nothing to loose so after just a few months I moved away from my city I had lived my whole life (country area) in Ga. to the northern area (colder & busier). Got an apartment a job and spent All our spare time together. It didnt take long before I moved in with him… But it took 4 years for him to propose. Our anniversary of our 1st date was 1 week after Valentines Feb. 27th…. I had to work that day, came home to a lovely decorated table, candles, flowers etc, 1/2 the evening went by and nothing.. I was starting to get a little annoyed, I really thought this was the year. LOL. We headed to the dining room for a special desert and boom, he turned me around kissed me and said Lila would you do the honor of being my wife and slipped the ring up to me. Suprise suprise and of course I said Yes….6 months later Saturday, August 3rd will be our date to finally be man & wife,and I will marry my best friend.. CONGRATS TO US.
Jonathan and I “officially” met when we were working as servers together at good ol’ Fatz Café in Spartanburg, SC in 2008. Now I saw “officially” because we actually graduated high school together but had never had a conversation before we worked together. A couple months after we met, I asked him out to see a movie. We saw the midnight showing of The Spirit. It was terrible, but we both laughed about it and still had a great time. Now I’ll be honest, I did have to do a little chasing after him in the first few months after that date. I had recently broken up with my ex-boyfriend of 8 years, and Jonathan (along with most people, including my ex) had this crazy thought that we would end up getting back together. But after that date with Jonathan, I was hooked! I knew that I was crazy about that kid and I was going to show him that. Those first few months flew by and before I knew it, he said “I love you”! My heart melted right then and there. We dated for 2 short years before we moved in together in May of 2011. I had just graduated from nursing school and landed my first job. That was where our relationship did the most of its growing. We hit speed bumps every now and then, but we worked through them and were stronger for it. I loved him more and more each day and coming home to our own little piece of heaven was what I lived and worked for everyday.
Now remember, I am a girl so when our 3rd anniversary came and went, and we had both turned 25, I started to really want marriage. He was pretty sly though; he had bought a ring and held on to it for “a couple months”, waiting for just the right moment. I had no clue of course, so I started to think maybe he wasn’t where I was and perhaps not ready for marriage? Haha, wow can I be a bit mental! Anyway, for my 26th birthday (December 2012) he took me on a weekend getaway to Charlotte, NC. I had been craving cheesecake for ages so we were planning to have dinner at the Cheesecake factory! Yumm Yumm! Man, was I excited. Dinner was amazing and we were having such a great time with just him and me. After dinner, he said that we should walk around downtown and check out some of the cool city parks they had. He had conveniently found one right next to our hotel so we didn’t have to walk very far.
When we get to the park, it was all decorated for Christmas. Lights in the trees, little present shaped decorations everywhere, and right in the middle was a waterfall-like fountain. We sat on one of the benches and just took it all in. It was perfect and boy was I clueless as to what was happening. After a few moments of looking at the lights, he took my hand and started telling me these amazingly sweet things! I was eating it up but then he got down on one knee, which confused me for a moment. It didn’t click what was happening until he pulled out the ring box and said, “Will you marry me?” It was the most romantic and perfect moment ever! Of course, I said yes and we hugged like there was no tomorrow. We called all our family and friends to tell them the good news; we couldn’t wait till the next day.
We are getting married September 28, 2014. It’s a longer engagement than we wanted but we already had planned to move to Colorado this year so we didn’t want to overwhelm ourselves too much. We moved to Colorado in June and can’t wait for our wedding day.