Saturday, February 5, 2011

A Real Love Story

I have a story to tell.
It is a story about love.
Not the fairy tale type of love, but real love.

Once upon a time there was a girl and a boy.
The boy fell in love with the girl the first time he saw her.
One day when the boy found out the girl was single and when he finally got up the courage, he asked the girl out on a date.
The girl accepted, making it understood that it was just a date. She didn't want a relationship.
The boy figuring he got his foot in the door, was going to sweep the girl off her feet.
And that he did.
The girl couldn't believe that there was a boy out there that could treat her any better. He would open doors for her, he would respect her and really listen to her. He didn't judge her or try to force his opinions on her.
He let her be her, and loved her for it.

When the girl left home at 16 and went out on her own.
The boy was there for her. When she felt no one else cared, no one asked how she was, when her family forgot about her. The boy was there.
He let her do everything on her own, but she knew he was there if she needed him.
When the girl's health got bad and she was ill, and she wanted to keep it private. He respected her wishes, and he was there for her. He was there when she was sick, he was there for the many doctors appointments, he was there for all the tests, and he was there for the results.
The girl knew this boy was the person she wanted to grow old with, the person who would be there for her as she would be there for him.
4 years later, the boy, now a man, put a ring in a single rose, got on his one knee and asked the girl, now a woman, to spend the rest of their lives together.
She accepted.
1 year they got married. They didn't have a big celebration. It was just them and their 2 friends as witnesses. It was quiet, just like them, it was personal, just like them. It was just them through the years, it was just them for that special day.
1 1/2 years later they had their first baby, a baby girl. They were so happy. They couldn't believe that they (the two of them, together) made this beautiful perfect little baby girl.
7 months later, they found out they were going to have another baby.
This wasn't meant to be. The baby was lost and they grieved together.
Only to find out that a month later that they were expecting again.
9 months later, another beautiful baby girl was born. How can life be any better than this.
4 years later another beautiful baby girl was born. Life can get better.

Like I said this is a love story.
It not a perfect story. There is loss, pain, grief and there are times of question.
But this is a Real Love story. Not everything is perfect. It couldn't be or how could they appreciate the perfect days.
They didn't live happily ever after, their story isn't finished.
There will still be highs and lows, there will still be sickness and health, there will still be riches and poors. But through it all, they will be together, just as they were at the beginning.
Happy 23rd Anniversary Wayne.
I loved you then, I love you now, I will love you forever.



  1. Awh, thats really sweet. You should turn the story into a scrapbooking page or something.

  2. great story! hope you guys have a wonderful anniversary!

  3. You and Wayne have a beautiful love story with many more chapters yet to write. I hope you have a romantic anniversary.
    Some day I will write down our love story too. It is very romantic. And hopefully this summer we will get to go overseas and relive some very special moments.


  4. Tracy
    Your true love story touched a cord in a lot of hearts today.

  5. Happy Anniversary!! Today is my brother and his wife 2 years anniversary as well. Such a sweet story.

  6. what a lovely story!!! made me cry!!! Happy Anniversary!!! God bless you all.
    Hugs from Brazil

  7. Very sweet!! Happy Anniversary!

  8. Aww, that is a beautiful story Tracy. Made me want to cry. I hope you and Wayne have an awesome and wonderful lifetime together with many more memories to cherish! Happy Anniversary to you both! xoxo

  9. Congratulations on 23 years! Hope you guys had a great night!

  10. I'm sniffing as I'm typing this. You have such a way with words. Love it! Happy Anniversary to you and Wayne!:-) Here is to many, many more!

  11. I love your story Tracy, I agree, what a wonderful scrapbook album it would make and the girls could read it when ever they wanted,
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

  12. What a sweet love story. You can feel the love you have for each other in the words you typed. Happy Anniversary to the two of you!

  13. Tracy,
    I absolutely love your story. You are right, you have "real love'
    Wishing the two of you a very happy anniversary and many many more.

  14. Congratulations on finding year other then and having each other now. Happy Anniversary!

  15. What a beautiful love story! Happy Anniversary!!

  16. I love your wonderful love story. It really shows in your writing how much you love each other and your children. Happy Anniversary. And here's to many, many more to come.

  17. Bravo! Congratulations on your anniversary and for a beautiful love story!

  18. what a beautiful story Tracy! I loved it.
    You do look very content in the bottom picture in his arms. It is all over your face.
    Congratulations and here is to 50+ more yet to be.

  19. I loved to read your sweet love story! Congratulations! I hope you had the best anniversary!

  20. What a dear "love story" that is & will continue to be. I wish you both many more happy chapters!

  21. I cried!! Yes, I did!! It was beautiful until I got to the end, and then I saw that heartwarming pic of the two of you hugging, and I lost it!

  22. happy anniversary! I'm only 20 years behind you! lol

  23. that bought tears to my eyes, so heartfelt - congrats :-D

  24. That really touched and warmed my heart, brought tears to my eyes. Real Love is truly a beautiful gift. Happy anniversary.

  25. So beautiful, got a little teary eyed reading it. Thanks so much for sharing :)

  26. Happy Anniversary!! That is a beautiful love story. Bought tears to my eyes

  27. Tracy this is beautiful and so admirable!
    Very inspiring!
    Did you ever create a scrap page about it?

  28. Tracy, a really beautiful love story! Truly endearing and sweet. Congrats to you both and many more years!

  29. How sweet!!! And brave to share :)


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