Love Story- Part 2

In case you missed Part 1, check it out here.

The boy kept the girl in mind as he left church that night thinking he might try and meet her at a future service. He left the building and walked to the bus. The #27. The one he took between church and home a million times before. Except this time when he got on he noticed someone sitting on it. The girl.

But the girl wasn’t alone. Her mother was visiting for the week. No it’s intimidating enough to talk to a girl when you are a bit rusty from your dating hiatus. Add a mom in the mix and your feet get a bit cold. So he sits and thinks it just isn’t meant to be right now.

The bus stops at the Diversey stop and she gets off. And so does he. And he gets bold. He tells her he likes her voice. She’s a sucker for anyone who tells her she can sing. They walk and talk. She is a bit stand-offish. She thinks he’s cute, but she is contemplating swearing off men remember. They walk and talk some more. They walk and talk themselves to the door of the same high rise. In a city of 3 million people? Of course they did ;)

Their paths crossed a few more times. They flirted a bit, but to say she is a bit rough around the edges is an understatement. He must have seen something underneath that tough exterior and so he asks her out. Well, kind of. He asks her to church. She accepts and when he picks her up he hands her a present. A wrapped present. It is a tube of toothpaste. And she thinks it just might be the most romantic present she has ever gotten.

You see a few weeks back when they were with a group of people at a church event she mentioned in passing that she didn’t like her current toothpaste. And he listened. HE LISTENED. And he brought her new toothpaste. Her cold heart melts a little bit. And he continues to melt it little by little. (FYI- he still does)

They both “know” very quickly. It freaks them out a bit how quickly, but they both just know. And oddly enough despite the fact that their pasts have been riddled with ridiculously drama filled  relationships, together they are nearly drama free. They just work. And so after four long months of dating, they make it official. Ten years ago.

Babe- marrying you was the best decision I have ever made. I couldn’t ask for a better husband. Thanks for still listening everyday. And thanks for loving me so well. I am so glad God brought us together.


  1. Amy T. says:

    Congratulations to two people that make my life better and more interesting for having met you at that same church. And think, you guys are still so new to this whole marriage thing. We have number 19 coming up in just under a month.

  2. How I love a good love story. I still remember our pastor preaching on how we need to celebrate “old love” and not just focus on new love. (Like Hollywood does, like everyday.) So thanks for sharing your story which reminds us all about how we met and why we are still together.

    And toothpaste? ;) I thought you’d deck him for hinting that you may have bad breath! HA!
    .-= Laurie´s last blog ..Mother’s Day Gift =-.

  3. That is so, so sweet! I love the toothpast present. Though I’m sure you were a little freaked out when a guy shows up for a first date with a wrapped present! When it is so normal to be around each other all the time it really is fun to think about those early days. Thanks for sharing yours.
    .-= Kim´s last blog ..When the world keeps on going, but I just can’t move =-.

  4. Awe:) You had me at “toothpaste” – so sweet!! What a great story … thanks for sharing & Happy 10 Years!!

  5. Happy Anniversary, you two are absolutely amazing.
    .-= Jen @ BigBinder´s last blog ..Designer Imposters =-.

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