Jan 11, 2011

1-11-11 Our Fairy Tale

Today is 1-11-11 it's also our 9th anniversary!
 Happy Anniversary to us!  
Our Fairy Tale 
I have to share how this all came about.  You see I was married for nearly 28 years to my first love.  We had and raised three children together.  I lost him to leukemia in 1999. Following his death I concentrated on my future and started nursing school. During this time and unknown to me, a high school classmate lost is wife to colon cancer a few months after my loss.  Another mutual classmate told us about each others loss. We reconnected over the internet via emails, chatting and then phone calls and our relationship grew.  By the time I finished my classes, he invited me up to see Alaska to visit with him for a summer of carefree frolicking. We canoed, hiked, went deep sea fishing, camped, laughed, shared our thoughts and dreams and before we knew it the summer vanished.  We returned together to our hometown for a high school reunion.  Plans were that at the summers end I would go my way and he would go his and we would resume phone calls etc. Wrong - we had fallen in love and love is a very powerful thing. So I packed up some of my personal belongings and I returned to Alaska with him and we got married.  And this folks, was just the beginning of our Never-ending Fairy Tale.
Our wedding bands.

9 comments:

Lynilu said...

Sweet story! Long happiness to you both. :)

Fred Alton said...

Happy Anniversary, Cher! God Bless and give you long lives of continued happiness together.

The White Farmhouse said...

Happy Anniversary to the both of you! I hope that you have many more. Such a wonderful story in such a beautiful setting. Would love to go to Alaska.

texwisgirl said...

Happy anniversary to you both! :)

Dar said...

HappyDance, HappyDance...did you get my messages yesterday on your Anniversary? So how did you celebrate, dear ones. Oh, by the way, I thought it was 1-11-11 yesterday, not 1-11-01, hehehe. since I'm your sis, I can correct your error for you, so when you are so old and have oldtimmers, you still know how many of those anniversaries you have had. So cool to celebrate on a day of compassion and understanding. Happy 9th.
BlessYourHearts

jack69 said...

Awwwww, I love a good love story, I am a sucker for them, sometimes I even get teary eyed (like now) when I think of all the sadness on both sides and the happiness that you both deserve. I love the story and than God for your happiness. Yeah, I know, your guy is HAPPY TOO!

Happy Anniversary (Love the picture, I get contentment!)

Cher' Shots said...

Dar - I stand corrected on my mistake on the date, I must have had a fat finger attack both on the title and the headline, but it's fixed now:) LOL

Remington said...

Happy Anniversary, my friend! Great story! I wish you many, many, many more happy years together!

Dee said...

Happy Anniversary...It is a fairy tale and a sweet one.:) Your rings are beautiful.