How Valentine’s Day Changed My Life…

    This Valentine’s Day will make eighteen years since I met my husband for the first time.  I can still remember that day like it was yesterday… He was stationed at Ft. Bragg, North Carolina at the time and we met in a chat room online.  Neither one of us had ever done that before but we really seemed to connect and had so many things in common.  That weekend, he had called me to tell me that he would be unable to take leave and drive up to New York with his roommate because he had been assigned guard duty.

    Of course, I was extremely disappointed that I would not be able to see him but I resigned myself to the fact and just tried to keep busy.  Sometime in the evening, I received a call from Ben telling me that his roommate would be stopping off at my house on his way to Jersey to drop off my Valentine’s Day present.  I could hear a lot of noise in the background during the call and he assured me that they were just running drills on base.  Shortly after, his cousin, who ironically was friends with my sister before Ben and I met, came running up the stairs to my mother’s house saying I had to go outside because my gift was “too big” to carry upstairs.

    At that point, I had a hunch that something was up so I dashed downstairs like my feet were on fire.  Sure enough, Ben was walking down the block towards me with roses.  It truly was one of the best moments of my life.  He was everything I had ever wanted in a man and I couldn’t believe how blessed I was to be meeting him for the first time.  The rest is history and here we are eighteen years later, married with two beautiful sons and even more in love with one another than we were that day.  We often joke around that online dating sites owe us royalties since we were online dating before it was cool to do so.

    The point of this story is that you can find love in the most unlikely places.  If you open yourself up to the possibility of finding love, you just might be pleasantly surprised.  Trust me, I never expected to be part of such a beautiful love story but I am a living testament to the fact that there is such a thing as true love!

Let’s Discuss:  Do you have a love story to share that is perfect for Valentine’s Day?

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  1. What a great story! You are right, you can find love in the most unexpected places! My brother introduced me to my hubby and the rest is history!

  2. What an awesome story! I met my husband right before Valentine’s Day about 6 years ago.

  3. What a beautiful story. I’m so happy for you that you found a true love and have been together for so long. Very inspiring!

  4. Awww this is so cute! What a beautiful story you have to tell your kids. My husband and I met through eharmony 5 years ago. Neither of us ever expected to be on a dating site, but it worked for us. Thanks for sharing!

  5. I love this! My husband is in the service too and I know how it is when it comes to certain things. I think it was so cute how he was able to surprise you. True love for sure!

  6. Not gonna lie, I may have welled up a little right now. That’s the most beautiful love story I’ve read so far this year – just melts my heart. You’re so lucky!!!!

  7. What a sweet story. I love this holiday and all it symbolizes.

  8. That is such a great story! Love can be found in some of the most unusual places, especially when we are not expecting it.

  9. I love stories like you. It’s so true that you can find love anywhere. I met my boyfriend at a bus stop near my uni – I couldn’t be happier that he started talking to me. 🙂

  10. Thank you for sharing your sweet love story. You’ve put a smile on my face–and in my heart.

  11. I moved halfway across the country to be near a man that I thought I loved only to meet someone else who I am now with, and have 2 children with, 16 years later!

  12. What a lovely story! I know quite a few couples who met on the Internet. I met my husband 11 years ago and this will be our first Valentine’s Day as a married couple. 🙂

  13. That is such a cute love story. I love it! My husband and I met through a mutual friend.

  14. Lydia Monson says

    Aww this is seriously so cute! I love this little story about you and your husband, so sweet.

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