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Monday, 15 February 2021

A Love Story for Valentine's Day

Love seems to be something that keeps filling up within us. The more we give away, the more we have to give. ~ Mr. Rogers

Welcome to Rose Chintz Cottage and a belated  Happy Valentine's Day to all my friends in Blogland! I hope your day was special.
Are you a soppy girl? You know, one of those girls who cries at weddings and love stories?
Well, I am, and I wanted to post something romantic today. So I decided to share our love story. Many of you have heard it before but many of you haven't. So pour yourself a cup of tea or coffee and join me for a trip down memory lane.



Let's take a little trip back in time to a cold day in January. It was a Saturday afternoon, and in those days, the record hop was the place to be.

Now picture if you will, a shy young man, sporting a cute Beatle haircut and an even shyer young lady with long hair and bangs, dressed in a turquoise velvet mini dress, that she had made in Home Ec, and high boots. Yes, I liked to dress in the latest fashion! I was a teenager after all!

I was just sitting there, enjoying the music with my friends, when this shy young man approached me and asked me to dance.  

As we headed out on to the dance floor, there was a little attraction there and we both felt it. If you were to ask us, yes, we do believe in love at first sight. Of course we know God had something to do with it too.

After we had been seeing one another for a few weeks at the Hop, he confessed to me that he had noticed me a few months before that but it took him all that time to get up the nerve to ask me to dance. Isn't he adorable?

We were both seventeen.


He asked me to dance three weeks in a row and then one day after the Hop, he followed my friends and me into a restaurant where we always went to grab a snack before heading home. 

Not much wonder we were all so fit in those days! We danced most of the afternoon and then walked the three miles home afterwards.

He looked so cute sitting on the other side of the restaurant all by himself, and then he got up and put some money into the juke box. He played three of my favourite songs. Coincidence? I don't think so! One of those songs was my absolute favourite. He didn't know it was my favourite, it just happened to be his too! 

"Words" by The BeeGees is still our song today.

My friends finally talked me into joining him at his table where we sat and chatted before he walked me the three miles home. About halfway home, he took me by the hand, and ''it was magic!''

We arranged to meet the following Friday night at Eaton's department store. He had had his picture taken in one of those little cubicles before meeting me and afterwards, he asked me to get mine taken.  So I did. These are the photos from our first date.


That night we shared our first kiss. That date led to many others which eventually led to our marriage.

Everyone loved my new husband except my mother. She was not happy that I married this young man and she felt that way for many years. Unfortunately, it put a wall between my mother and me. That was her doing, not mine. Because of that, it also affected her relationship with my children which is very sad.
 
Almost from the beginning of our marriage, God was at the centre of it and we spent many years in the Ministry. Today Hubby is still very active in the church and our door is always open.

We raised three wonderful sons together and now we are delighted to have five grandchildren.

About five years before she passed, my mother told my hubby and me that she had been wrong and that I couldn't have married a finer man. 
Funny it took her so long to know what I knew all along. She had learned to love my hubby like her own son, and that made us both very happy! 

He was and still is my sweetheart, my hero, and my best friend! I always said when we met, he rescued me and I still feel that way. I feel very blessed to have him as my mate and if I could, I would marry him all over again.

Life is a journey, and love is what makes that journey worthwhile.~ author unknown


I hope you all had a Happy Valentine's Day and I pray you were able to spend this special day with someone you love and treasure. God bless you, and I'll be back this week with another post!

"And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love." ~ 1 Corinthians 13:13 


Words ~ Written and sung by Barry Gibb, Maurice Gibb, and Robin Gibb of The BeeGees



Sharing from my heart~ Sandi

17 comments :

  1. I'm not a soppy girl, but I do enjoy sweet love stories like yours!

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  2. Very lovely story, I am happy for both of you that you met.

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  3. Sandi, I so enjoyed reading your sweet love story. So glad your mom finally came around and acknowledged her mistake. Sad that it robbed her of much joy in her own life. Happy belated Valentines day to you and your beloved. Are you celebrating Family day in your province?

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    1. Thank you, Ellen! Yes, the Island has Family Day here today. Although we are busy putting our Christmas decorations away. I left the tree up for Valentine's Day as well as the mantel greens with lights. So we're not doing much in the way of celebrating. Our son is moving this week too so no family gathering on this holiday. But we will get together soon for something special. Thank you for visiting and enjoy your day.

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  4. What a beautiful love story! I love stories with a happy ending. I am sorry your mother missed out on so many years of enjoying her beautiful family. Perhaps she didn't want him to take you away from her? Either way, I am happy she finally saw the error of her ways before she died. Thank you for sharing your wonderful sweet story with us. I love it!!!

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  5. First date photos ... what a treasure!

    Lovely. Simply lovely.

    ;-}

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  6. Adorable love story!So sweet!Happy Valentine's Day!

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  7. Sandi, what a lovely story, thank you so much for sharing it. ❤️

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  8. Oh Sandi I love your story. And your pictures are so cute. My MIL never liked me, and it affected our relationship. But my mother adored my hubby. Loved him like he was her son. She passed a few years after we married and never knew her grandchildren.

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  9. What a beautiful love story!
    Blessings, Linda

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  10. I am absolutely I soppy girl, just like you, Sandi. I loved reading your love story and it brought back memories of mine. My late beloved and I met when we were only 14 on the stairs in high school. I’m so glad that your mom finally learned to love your hubby and admit her judgment error. It took a lot of courage for her to say those words, but she did. Thank you for sharing your story and pictures. 💕

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  11. What a lovely story. I’m sorry your mother made things hard in your family, but glad she changed her views and could say she was wrong!

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  12. A beautiful love story! Thank you for sharing.

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  13. I have to admit I'm a 'soppy' girl always have been. Your love story is so sweet and wonderful. Thank you for sharing ~ FlowerLady

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  14. What a sweet and romantic love story, Sandi. You were both such adorable teenagers. The BeeGees bring back a lot of memories for Tim and me, too. Thank you for sharing your story!

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  15. What a beautiful love story, Sandi. Thank you for sharing it. I bet it was fun to write!
    Hugs,
    Mary

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I am delighted to have you visit me and I read every comment. Please forgive me for not being able to visit you all as there are so many of you lovely bloggy friends now. I will visit as much as possible. I wish you a day filled with JOY!

Also, due to the amount of spam I've been getting, I have had to set Comment Moderation. ~ Sandi