Monday, February 14, 2011

"OUR LOVE STORY"

TWO HANDS.....
BECAME ONE HEART
I'm joining "Share Your Love Story" with Karen at My Desert Cottage for a Valentine's Day Celebration of Love. This is "Our Love Story" looking back in time....
I LOVED TEDDY BEARS and BABY DOLLS and LIVED IN CA.


HE LOVED FISHING and SWIMMING and LIVED in CANADA
THEN THIS HANDSOME SAILOR JUMPED FOR GLEE FOR HE HAD FOUND HIS BELOVED,  AS YOU WILL SEE
HE LOVED THE WATER SO MUCH, WHEN HE GREW UP HE WENT TO SEA, AS A SAILOR IN THE UNITED STATES NAVY AND THAT WAS HOW IT WAS MEANT TO BE



THIS HANDSOME SAILOR WROTE MANY LETTERS and GAVE  ME HIS NAVY RING while HE WAS SAVING FOR THE REAL THING 
THE BIG DAY CAME and WE WERE WED

WENT ON A HONEYMOON AS YOU CAN SEE, BUT THERE IS MUCH MORE TO THIS JOURNEY
WE HAD QUITE A LIFE  and the  RIDE WAS SOMETIMES BUMPY and WAS TAKEN IN STRIDE

CAMPING, RIVER RAFTING, MOTOR CYCLING TOO!
THEN BABIES WERE BORN,  FOUR WERE TO BE.... and NOW THESE KIDS had to GROW UP and LIVE RESPONSIBLY (BIG HAIR) and BIG FLOPPY HAT, SKINNY TIES and all of THAT
We knew each other for 6 months from the day we Met to the day we Wed. We met at a party in Belmont Shore while he was on a weekend pass. The first thing he ever said to me is "You are the girl I'm going to take home to Mother," I thought he was crazy, he was persistent and vowed it was "Love at First Sight," for me well, I needed a little more time and I had recently finished a relationship and felt foot loose and fancy free. A few more weekend passes, lots of phone calls and many letters later he stole my Heart for good. We had more fun packed into 20 Wonderful years through the thick and thin, Four Children and a good life full of joys, blessings, ups and downs! I am truly grateful for that persistent young man My Best Friend, Husband, and Father of our Children, he left behind a Family of four Not fully grown,(not by choice) and a Legacy of Five Grandchildren. My feelings are "It is better to be Loved and to have Lost, than never Loved at all." We had the Real Deal, some never find it, some just settle and some just don't know what they have! We were Blessed, would we do it all over again? Yes! In a Heartbeat, I was Blessed, thank God for our time we had and my Love for him has stayed in the recesses of my Heart.... just Memories since 1981, a life well lived, gone but not Forgotten.......            Would you like to see a little bit of that Legacy, then go visit Jill at  Gypsy Brocante for a sweet surprise (granddaughter #3) is whipping up a little Valentine "Chocolate Surprise Cake" just for you and The Porch Club, see chocolate always makes things better!!

28 comments:

Betty said...

What a wonderful Love Story. Thank you for sharing.
xo
Betty @ My Cozy Corner

Lynn said...

Marilou, How beautiful. Love the pictures, the wonderful way your shared your story. It touched me deeply. Blessings. BTW I somehow messed up the linky and it shows "error message" but if you click on "go to homepage" you can read my story. Now am off to Gypsy's blog

Victoria said...

Oh what a lovely story that was! It is better to have loved and lost but it still made me very teary eyed to read the end of your post:( Have a wonderful, memory filled Valentine's Day!

Linda (More Fun Less Laundry) said...

Hi Marilou, Your blog is beautiful and your story is giving me tears! Your handsome hubby looks like he was so much fun and he certainly knew when he saw you that it was meant to be. Love your wedding picture and your tiara! Enjoy your happy memories. Linda

Rebecca said...

OK Sweet Marylou...I'm tearing up early this Valentine's Day morning! What a joy to read your story and to know of the love you still carry in your heart for your beloved.

I'm sorry he left you way too soon...

Blessings to you today. May you be comforted by the memories left behind.

Love,

Rebecca

Jacalyn @ rmebathproducts.com said...

What a sweet love story! I am truly sorry he had to leave too soon!

Happy VD,
Jacalyn

Petite Michelle Louise said...

i am overwhelmed after reading the story of you and your beloved husband. tears streamed down my face as i read those touching words and looked at years and years of memories and smiling faces. yours truly was a "love story" and i am horned that you shared it with us all. I am "changed" now that i have read it and i thank you for that! you have inspired me to love and cherish my husband more. it is a gift. happy valentine's day!

Donnie said...

Don and I dated off and on for 6 months since he was in Coast Guard school and married- 44 years ago. Must be something about these sailors...lol...

Daniella said...

What a wonderful story! You are amazing!
I'm here from Karen's love party, and I'm following your blog, and the networked blogs too!
Happy Valentines day!
xxDaniella

Karen Valentine said...

Happy Valentine's Day Marilou! Your story is so sweet, and sad and wonderful! I'm sorry the love of your life was taken from you so early. The pictures you posted were a joy to look at. You could see your love and happiness just shining through them all! Luv you!
xo,
Karen

Tete said...

Happy Valentine's Day to you!
It was a joy and a sweet sadness to read your post. Your photos are wonderful and fun. I am sorry that your love left so soon, but he will be waiting for you, because that kind of love never, ever goes away. What a sweet man.
Hugs- Tete

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Julia Smith said...

Very happy to have met your One and Only on this day of Love Stories - I love your photos, especially the one of him as a sailor, jumping for joy!

Happy Valentine's Day!

Shirley said...

Dear Marilou,
I rushed off to work this morning not truly reading all the finish of your beautiful story. I am sorry for your loss. Love is so sacred and it is everlasting. I know your heart is missing your dear husband so much.
May you accept my words of sorrow. You are a wonderful Lady!
Yours Sincerely,
Shirley

Elisa said...

That is so cool. Love the rhyming. =)

lillyslace said...

well, i'm blubbering now, you have me at "memories". What a wonderful story and I LOVE all the photographs, you know me and old photos!!!! You were a hottie with all that long black 60s hair. Love that Pricilla Presley "do"! Your husband reminded me of a young Richie Vanance.(La Bomba) I can't decide what my favorite photo of him is, either in the pond with a squishy face or your wedding photo! Life can be cruel sometimes, dealing us things that are hard to deal with. But with your loving spirit you have overcome one of the hardest things we will all have to face. Thank you for sharing with all of us. I hope you give your family members a copy of this so they can share your love story as well. A special Happy Valentine's from me, luv-cindy

Cyn said...

What a wonderful Love story!!! I am just a ball of tears reading your story! Thank you for sharing!

Vendange said...

I needed to edit my previous comment since I was so touched I just started typing away and realized I may have type a few errors.

I just had to grab my box of tissues!! what a beautiful love story. I was so touch..how wonderful that you have such lovely memories and that your love is still forever strong. May God Bless you and your lovely family! Happy Valentines Day!

Cozy in Texas said...

Lovely story. If you haven't done so you might want to upload the pictures and story on to Shutterfly and make a book.
Ann

Lenna Young Andrews said...

that was a lovely love story, marilou. thanks for sharing it!

fairyrocks said...

Your story has brought tears to my eyes. What a beaustiful love story. Love does live on in those we loved. What a wonderful legacy for your children and their children.

LadyCat said...

What a sweet and heartwarming story. You made a lovely couple. I know he is still with you in your heart and will always be with you.
Hugs to you, my friend : )

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

I grinned, I smiled, I choked up and then I smiled again! xoxo

Feathers and Flight said...

Hello Marilou;
What a Beautiful Story! Thank you for Sharing your Love Story!
I am sorry I have fallen behind on getting Back to you. My Youngest Katelyn has been sick and Sporting a significant Fever. She is feeling a bit Better today. Relief!
Thank you so Much for your Visit and Support! I still can't believe That my piece will be Published!
Happy Wednesday!
Hugs
Jill

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

:)

The Stars in Barb's Eyes said...

Sniff!! That was awesome!! You are a great lady and I am glad you had those 20 years with your best friend!!!

Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy said...

Oh, Marilou, thank you so much for sharing your very beautiful "true love" story. I'm so sorry that it was cut short, but am touched by your attitude, and am so happy that you guys have such a wonderful family. God bless you my friend, and even though I am a few days late, Happy Valentine's Day. <3 (heart)

Kathy

NanE said...

Marilou, Your story touched my heart! Such sweet pictures and even sweeter memories. Blessings, Nan