Thursday, February 14, 2013

A Love Story

My heart beat fast.  I was sure he looked my way.  But I was just an eighth grader and he was a tenth grader.  But wasn't he divine!  I loved his curly hair.

It was homecoming week and he was a football player.

I had liked him since I was in the sixth grade.

It was hat day....everyone in school could wear any hat they wanted all day.

I wore a baseball cap.

The bell was about to ring and we were walking through the school hall and he passed by me.

And he stole my hat!!!!!!

Oh I was so happy!

What did that mean? He did know I existed! Was he flirting?

He hurriedly said "I will give it back to you last period" and then he went to class.

I floated to my next class.  I couldn't concentrate all day.  Does he like me?  Does he know that I like him?

Finally the last bell rings.  Will he show up?

He walks in as I'm gathering my books. (Swoon)

He says "Here's your hat back.....I left something in it. I've got to go to football practice. See ya."

My heart is pounding as I look inside the hat.

A little bitty candy wrapper is folded and tucked inside the hat.

I slowly unfold it and it says     LW  +  ST

I am smiling from ear to ear....my heart is bursting with happiness!!!

That was 35 years ago and we're still together.

We have been married for 28 years.

He is the only man I have ever dated.

He is the only man I have ever kissed.

He is the only man I have ever loved.

I still have that piece of paper....it is in this bag.....full of everything we have ever written or given to each other in school.

We have two grown sons and we love each other even more now than we ever have.





This is our love story.



9 comments:

Elaine @ Sunny Simple Life said...

That is so sweet. We have an old love story too. We grew up together much like you did. What a blessing. Happy Valentines!

Lisa Tucker said...

Thank you Elaine. It is a blessing and I am so grateful for it. Have a Happy Valentine's Day!

Lynn said...

Happy Valentine's Day to you both, Lisa.

A friendship that like love is warm; A love like friendship, steady.
Thomas Moore

My Maine Blog said...

What a sweet, sweet story Lisa. Oh and by the way...no wonder your hubby was flirting with you...you were so beautiful...a knockout for sure. Your story reminds me of my first love. I was in the 7th grade when I met him...and although he is not the man I married we are still very good friends after all these years and there will always be a special place in my heart for him...you never forget your first love even after 50 years...but in your case it's a love to last forever. Happy Valentine's Day. Thanks for sharing your story Lisa...you are a very lucky woman.

Jen @ Muddy Boot Dreams said...

Oh my gosh....you do realize what a treasure your love is...

How wonderful...I am such a romantic, I think that brought tears to my eyes.

Jen

Old Time Cindy said...

Such a sweet love story. You are truly blessed.
Farmhouse hugs,
Cindy

Karen McGilberry said...

Beautiful story Lisa! Dennis & I were high school sweet hearts but we were seniors when we started "going steady". But our stories are the same as we (Dennis & I) are more in love that ever! Happy Valentine's Day!

Lisa Tucker said...

Thank you all for such sweet comments on my post today. I'm feeling very blessed today.
Karen, isn't it great to be with your happily ever after...:)

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