A Short True Love Story

July 12th, 2012

Once upon a time book

This is a Short (not) True Love Story Redux from a few years ago.  

This is the story about a girl who met a boy who loved the girl completely, totally, unconditionally almost from the moment he met her. It is about a girl who was so skittish, she never let anyone get close to her. No one. Ever. The plot revolves around the boy overcoming the girl’s insurmountable obstacles to help her achieve her wildest dream, True Love. This is not a fairy tale. 

Once upon a time in a desolate land long ago, there was a girl who’d been single for twelve years.  She had told God that she would never marry again, ever, never, ever, unless He wrote in the sky, “Girl, this is the one I have for you!”  (And we all know how often THAT happens.)

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Two weeks before the girl met the boy, a total stranger told the girl, “God said for me to tell that you will meet the one He has for you in the next two weeks.”  He also told the girl a lot of details like, “When you do meet him, don’t share that with anyone” and “You will be happier than you’ve ever been in your entire life.” 

Okaaaaay.  But the girl did sit down and type up everything he told her.  Hope prevailed while common sense said, “No way.”

One day at the Nuclear Elf Factory, the girl and boy met.  The Nuclear Elf Factory frowned on office relationships, thus the “don’t tell” part the girl was told.  They met a few days before the girl’s birthday. By this time, she had almost forgotten about what that stranger said so she wasn’t even thinking about it.  Her guard wasn’t up.  She was Unsuspecting.

The boy told the girl hello.  The boy and girl chatted in her cubicle.  It came out that he was being stalked by an evil witch who decided he would be her next husband.  He asked the girl to be his fake date to the church Valentine banquet to get this evil witch off his trail.  Of course, being the sweet girl she was (*wink wink*), the girl said yes.  She had had a stalker once, too.  It’s so nice to have things in common right off the bat!

By the time our boy and girl went to the Valentine’s Day banquet a month later, they were secretly engaged.  She had an engagement ring on a golden chain around her neck.  (Well, until they told people, she couldn’t quite wear it in public now, could she?!)

Seven weeks to the day after they magically met, they were married in a small evening service. 

Eighteen years, 4 months, and 8 days ago, the girl met and fell in love with her Knight in Shining Armor.  In all these years, his armor has never tarnished.  He loves the girl so boldly and unconditionally that she sometimes wonders what’s the matter with him!  HE loves her.  He LOVES her.  He loves HER

Two bound hearts with raytraced texture. White background.

Two bound hearts

It is so breathtaking that sometimes she sits on the porch he built her, in the rocking chair he bought her, still in awe, and thinking how good God has been to her, to bring this boy across her pathway.  And at times, when she comes across the notes she wrote after the total stranger told her the things he did, she is amazed how true everything he said was and how it all came to pass.

She truly is happier than she has ever been in her life.  Her cousin, Cinderella, had nothing on our girl when it came to drama and evil step mot… er…  talking mice? Evil cats? Singing sadly,In my own little corner, in my own own little chair I can be whatever I want to be“? Psycho-exes?   The girl can’t even describe it sometimes because it is hard to wrap the mind around the fact that 18+ years later, he still loves her madly, passionately and completely.

More so, actually. 

In the end, faith and hope prevail and she finally gets the one thing she always wanted:  to be loved unconditionally by a hero.  And to have True Love.

Baby, thank you for 18+ years, each better than the last – for 18+ years of unbelievable love – sometimes warm and fuzzy, mostly insanely hot and passionate!  Thank you for adventures, oceans, making me the best fudge ever, snowmen, seashells, laughter, and all my wishes coming true, in you.  You are so much better than anything I could have dreamed up.

When God writes it in the sky (and He does), you can safely take a chance!

The Beginning.  There is no end in a True Love story.  It just keeps on getting better and better.

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30 Responses to “A Short True Love Story”

  1. adrianairis says:

    true it will take me a bit to catch up with your posts. But I am so glad I came by.
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  2. I love that it was your little secret for a while. Your little treasure to share.
    “HE loves her. He LOVES her. He loves HER.” I think this same perfect little passage about my hubby, too. He is absolutely the most perfect match for me in every way. Even when I want my way. He challenges me and LOVES ME through it all. He still loves me. The greatest gift ever.
    I almost left him once. Not out of anger but I was going to move to hollywood to be an actress. As I hugged him goodbye, God stopped time and showed me he was the one I will marry. I knew. And what a beautiful blessing God has given us.
    I love that whenever I visit here I get to think about how much I love my babes.
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  3. Lisa says:

    Amazing. I love the passion n your writing, it grabs my heart every time. Take care and you are in my thoughts ever so often.

    Lisa x
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  4. ::::SIGH::::

    I love love love the love you both have for one another.

    Thanks for inspiring all of us with your beautiful, lush stories
    … Xxx
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  5. Pamela says:

    Favorite part? “The beginning” b/c there is no end to a true love story! Amen!! <3 <3 <3 p
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  7. Alpha says:

    You do a fine job keeping the boy’s armour shinning. The Nuclear Elf factory???? Cool! You sure this was not one of Aesop’s Fractured Fairy Tales? Baybay it just gets better and better.

  8. You do get what you deserve. You deserved a good man and he found you. Enjoy it. I know exactly what you are talking about. We both are so lucky… I met my Mr Wonderful 3 weeks after I had sworn off all men. Life can have good quirks!
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  9. NANCY says:

    What a sweet love story. God surely put me and my second husband together!

  10. Pamela says:

    No matter how you tell it, your story always makes me verklempt 😉
    So glad to have met you this year Nan.
    And I’m really enjoying putting the moisturizer you sent on my KISA every day — I don’t know if you knew before you included it in the box that it was our little “thing”, but it is, and it makes me smile that it was in there.

    Happy 2011. May this be yours and Leland’s best year ever.
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  11. Adrian says:

    What a sweet story. I’m glad to hear it when people end up with a happy ending!
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  12. Kathleen says:

    Every time I read a part of your love story, I am in awe how someone can love so strongly in the time we are living in. Everywhere around us people treat one another so badly, then it is like I come across you guys and pure love. Is it really that way at your house are are you b.s.ing us all, blowing smoke? I want it to be real!

  13. Shell says:

    What a sweet love story!
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  14. what a sweet story!
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  15. Geeta says:

    This is unbelievably, fantastically marvelous. What a lovely story – I can’t wait to share it with my best friend of 20 years… she and I grew up believing that someday our princes would come, only lately her faith in that has dwindled… I have a feeling that your story will help her re-establish that hope more than any Disney movie (although we love those, too). God truly does have everything under control. Thanks for sharing – and thanks for visiting my blog!

    Happy New Year!

  16. BLOGitse says:

    Happy holidays,
    enjoy rest of the year! 🙂
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  17. Grace says:

    Love, love, love your love story. I need to find your total stranger . . .
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  18. Glamamom says:

    So sweet! He sounds WAY better than a BB gun! Btw, my huz is from Argentina and when we met, he had no idea about the movie, A Christmas Story!

    Hope you had a great one!
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  19. Oh – so beautiful! I was waiting for God to point the right one out to me, too! It’s over 27 years now! God always gives us the best! Congratulations and thanks for sharing one of the most important faith stories a girl can read!
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  20. Karen says:

    Wow – that is a beautiful story:) Merry Christmas.
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  21. pebz58 says:

    oh wow what a GORGEOUSLY lovey dovey story! I’m a pile of mush now thank you! =)

  22. Suz says:

    Ah man! I still want to come live at your house and sit under the feed of the masters of love. My wish for next year is to meet someone like your alpha guy!

  23. Mercedes says:

    Behind on my fave blogs. I love it when you post something about your marriage. You guys seem to have an amazing one which is so rare.

  24. LBDDiaries says:


  25. I LOVE that movie! Very cute story too! Gound you from SITS. Merry Christmas =)
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  26. Irene says:

    Awwww, that’s so sweet! A true Love Story.

    And it includes a major award!
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  27. A.Marie says:

    Love the story! And, yep, I’m gonna minimize your page so I can get my daily dose of music! 🙂
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  28. Alpha says:

    It was as a dream for me until I awoke the next morning and you were still there. You didn’t disappear. My life has been one adventure after another with you. Slaying dragons and crossing the great abyss to free the young damsel just to give her the true love’s kiss so that she could live happly ever after. What? And you thought I wasn’t going to get anything out of it?

  29. Alexandra says:

    Ahhh! Thats sooo cuteeee, I’ll be all mushy like that tomorrow (more than usual) for its our ninth anniversary! Merry Christmas to u and alpha male
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  30. GULP………Lump in my throat, tears in my eyes…all good stuff. You just blew the top off the ROMANTIC meter! I’m in awe……and so happy for you and your Red Ryder carbine-action 100-shot range model air rifle with a compass in the stock, fairy tale that really is true!

    Awesome! Happy Christmas Nan.


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