Monday, May 24, 2010

My Love Story

Pen.ny recently blogged about a cute "how we met" story.  Although all love stories are beautiful and special, I think my own personal love story is pretty epic.


We met at church in 2001 and after four months of casual conversations he finally got the nerve to ask me out.   We planned our date for the following week.  The day after he asked me out was when the accident happened.  He was walking from campus to his car and waited at a crosswalk for traffic to stop.  A car stopped for him and Chris resumed walking across the street.  At that moment another car, too impatient to stop, pulled around onto the shoulder and hit Chris.

Chris is lucky to be alive.



Among other things (like a fractured skull), he suffered a major concussion and didn't remember anything from that day or the before.  When I saw him again at Church he vaguely remembered who I was.  I never told him about our date or the fact that we liked each other.  How do you tell someone that they are supposed to like you when they barely remember you?



After the accident we became friends but both dated other people.  I eventually moved out of town and he moved out of state.  Through it all we sent countless emails to one another and he was always the guy I looked to for advice and help with the men in my life.  We were happy with being just friends and didn't want to risk ruining a good friendship by admitting our feelings to one another.



Finally, in 2003 (two years after the accident), Chris couldn't handle it any longer and he asked me out for the second time.  Our first date was perfect and surreal and I would not have wanted it any other way.  Everyday that followed was complete bliss and he proposed seven months later. 
 He still doesn't remember asking me out the first time.  Looking back it amazes me how close we were to never dating.  Life is all about timing though and you have to just be patient.  Sometimes things don't work out how you plan it to but then you find out it's so much better that way.


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81 comments:

  1. Oh wow, it really is EPIC!! It sounds like a story from a movie!!
    I'm so happy that you two ended up together (just from hearing your story!). I hope it doesn't sound to cheesy to use the words "fate" or "destiny"...but it REALLY does sound meant to be.
    Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful story. It gave me the warm & fuzzies.
    Congratulations, too, on your beautiful love story :)

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  2. That is a great story!! I had no idea about Chris' accident, either.

    It's funny because an accident played a part in our story, too. Joe and I had been on a few dates when I went down to So. CA and got hit nearly head on by a semi. I was fine, miraculously, and weirdly enough I really wanted to talk to Joe afterward. It really made me realize that I was falling in love with him.

    Anyway, you guys are such a great couple and we're glad we know you. :)

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  3. What an incredible story. This makes me believe in fate. xx

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  4. I never knew this! Wow! That is a crazy story! I'm glad he is okay now, and that you two made it together.

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  5. I remember when that happened. Steven and I were his hometeachers around that time. Good share. I hope to have my own love story some day.

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  6. this is the sweetest story i've ever heard :)

    i love that, sometimes you just have to be patient and it will work out how if should.

    Fabulous :)

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  7. wow, this is unbelievable. this is what dreams are made of. things have a crazy way of happening, and i am so glad that they worked out this way for you. xo!

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  8. Swoon, Tiffany! I love how someone else said it makes them believe in fate...it makes me think of the movie Serendipity. If it's meant to happen, it will happen, just on its own schedule.

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  9. oh my goodness! that is a pretty unique story! you think things like that only happen in movies!

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  10. Oh that is a cute story. People always think true romance is only for the movies but this is a really beautiful story. Kinda makes me question my views about fate!

    - Anna Jane xxx
    (PixelatedBlonde.com)

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  11. This is such a beautiful love story. Can't wait to read more of your blog. I'm following.
    nicole visiting from
    http://lettersfromcoco.blogspot.com/

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  12. WOW that is an incredible story! I may steal it for a book one day...should I ever write one.

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  13. that's such a beautiful story*
    xx, jane

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  14. this is so sweet and i am trying not to burst into tears! i am a sentimental sally lately and am hoping the right guy comes along for me eventually. i am just so confused and wondering if the last one was the right one or not. anyway, it'll work out, and i am VERY GLAD that it worked out for you!

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  15. I've heard the accident portion of this before, but not the rest of it. I'm glad you guys finally ended up together!

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  16. This story is amazing, Tiffany. You were meant to be together! Thanks so much for sharing. =)

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  17. This is the sweetest story ever! Thank you for sharing it.

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  18. What a cute story. Did you ever tell him that he asked you out once before?

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  19. aw how sweet and romantic! I got chills reading that. I agree timing is everything. It happens when it's supposed to :)

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  20. what a darling story! it gave me goosebumps. i love hearing stories about how people met... it sounds like these two were truly meant to be together.

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  21. WOW that story is amazing! How crazy. Thanks for commenting!!! :) xoxo!

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  22. this is the kind of stories that movies are made out of... i'm very happy that at the end you got your happy ending... they say that when you fall for someone no matter what you never fall out of love... in this case even after the accident he knew you were it... wish you many years of happiness!!!

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  23. Aw, thank you for sharing such a sweet story!
    I didn't know you were married (engaged?)...yay! So glad everything turned out the way it did!

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  24. Oh my gosh, I had no idea!! Your story is amazing!! Now that is a story to tell your grandchildren!! ;-)

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  25. thanks for reminding me about your story..love it every time!! WOW! ya know..they could make a disney story about ya!!

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  26. Oh my goodness, this is a beautiful and makes my heart beat, kind of story. I want to read it aloud to my man. You are so on about love and how it all happens. I adore your blog tons and agree about a sparkle room in a fairy tale tree house ;)

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  27. What?! This is a movie waiting to happen. What a great and powerful story! Love hearing things like this. It makes life and love even greater:) Thanks for sharing this:)

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  28. Tiffany. So powerful. Go kiss your husband. You are a jewel. I hope he knows that .

    XO. OLya

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  29. Such a beautiful story! I love it! I guess it's true what they say...If it's meant to be, then it's meant to be!

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  30. i didn't realize that was YOUR story! so amazing my dear.

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  31. wow. i just stumbled upon your blog and this was the first post i read! how amazing of a story this is. have you told him about what happened before the accident? i'm in such awe of this!

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  32. Tiffany, that really was an epic story! Your life is a movie, do you realize that? If we wrote the screenplay, it would be a huge hit and then you'd be forced to decide which actress you wanted to play you in it. I'm so happy that everything worked out for the two of you. It's truly amazing.

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  33. Oh this story of love melts my heart! It is amazing how things work out in the end.. A good reminder to keep hope in the heart..

    You are truly each others love, and I am so happy that you shared this story..
    All my best to you both.. xoxo

    Oh and to answer your question about my music, I just love music and am always on the search.. Also someone very special to me in the past also opened up my ears to new music that I may have never known and it just opened the door to even greater discoveries.. ;)

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  34. Thanks for sharing your amazing love story...isn't life the best story teller?

    Lots of love

    Gisela

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  35. what a lovely story..
    love it..
    and the pictures is so cute

    xoxo

    lemonzest

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  36. I totally agree. If it is meant to happen it just happens. I got some serious chills reading this and I'm so flattered you were inspired by my post. Thanks for sharing:)

    I just love your story Tiffany! Made my week.

    <3

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  37. That is a beautiful and amazing story!!!! How incredible!!! I can't imagine holding back your feelings for that long. You have the patience of a CHAMP!
    I just loved your story!
    By the way, I too love product packaging, and I love the screw top factor of the lip balm. Part of the selling point for me. I'll have a new post tomorrow!

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  38. Awww...Tiffany. Can I just say that I truly hope that you submit this piece to a magazine for publication. Honestly, I can't imagine a more touching or romantic story. It's magical!! :)

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  39. Wow! Really like a movie! So cool you got together in the end.

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  40. What a beautiful story! That might just be the best love story I've heard.

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  41. Your story is beautiful! I'm so happy that while plans don't always go accordingly, somehow things work out in the end. Beautiful words =)

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  42. OMG!!! EPIC to say the least!! I AM SO GLAD HE IS OK!!!

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  43. I love this story - no Hollywood director could come up with a story more romantic. I'm so happy you 2 got together in the end!

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  44. This is one the best love stories I've ever heard!!! How incredible!

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  45. This is SO stinking adorable! What a wonderful story, it will be passed down for generations:)

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  46. wow! sweet, sweet, sweet.... can life be any more of a miracle. bringing loving hearts together... :)

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  47. I am really glad you two ended up togther! And i love your story of finding eachother again. How amazingly beautiful! Wish you the very best in the future! ;)

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  48. you know i was SOOO close to giving up on love absolutely. this stopped me. :)

    i was turning into a total cynic....and beautiful TRUE stories like this...keep my mind sane and fre of any sign of cynicism.

    :)

    -The Outfit Maker
    theoutfitmaker.blogspot.com

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  49. Hi! I'm a new follower and I found your blog through danni at "oh hello friend, you are loved." I love love love your blog!

    And with regard to this post, wow! You were really meant for each other! I'm glad he's ok. Your story sounded like "An Affair to Remember" with Cary Grant and Deborah Kerr.

    Cheers,
    Teresa

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  50. I love "how we met" stories, and yours is truly special. Even if his brain did not remember you, his heart obviously did. I am so, so happy for both of you!
    xo

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  51. Oh my goodness, what a story! I'm so happy it worked out - but my, what a heartbreaking beginning!

    Also, I have that sepia photo in our bedroom - my bff gave it to me years ago for my birthday and I always hang it up in every new apartment. I love it.

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  52. I never read this before today and I have chills! What a beautiful, heartwarming story, sweetie. Nothing can interfere with destiny xoxo

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  53. I literally have tears in my eyes...this story is so TOUCHING! Sp glad destiny took back over and got you two together:)
    Call Lifetime, someone needs to make a move about this..for real!

    C

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  54. oh my goodness! i never knew this about you two! that is so unbelievable and truly just perfect...i mean, not to say that what happened to him wasn't horrific. that's so beautiful tiff, and i think hearing your love story completes something in my mind about you two :).

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  55. Wow..thank you for letting me know about this post. Oh my goodness what an amazing story. Im so glad that he is ok and so happy that you went for that second date:) Kisses, sweetie

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  56. wow. epic indeed! What a heartwarming story!

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  57. Seriously, ♥♥ this needs to be a movie!! I had read your amazing love story some time ago but wanted to share it with my sister.

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  58. Thank you for sharing your story. It has warmed my heart and given me much needed hope that honest love is out there. Every good thing to you!

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  59. aww, I'm am so happy it worked out for you and Chris. This really is surreal and amazingly beautiful. Just came over from Sabine's blog and had to follow you!
    xx
    maya

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  60. "Everything happens for a reason."

    You're are totally right, this is a pretty epic love story. :)

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  61. Wow, what an amazing story! It's almost like a movie! You're right, everything does happen for a reason.

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  62. Wow! Such an amazing story!! A little like the plot of the movie the vow that just came out. So glad that everything did work out for you! Thanks for stopping by my blog! :)

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  63. I almost cried when I read your story. I am glad that everything turned out all right and you too are together now.
    www.notasinfashion.blogspot.com

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  64. Found your blog through 'No Place Lyke Home'. Beautiful story. It's funny how things happen just they way they are supposed to even if you don't know why at the time. Have a wonderful day :)

    calliesyoudontevenknow.blogspot.com

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  65. I just discovered your blog and love it. I'm your newest follower. This story just made me smile so big. How beautiful. Timing is everything and all part of God's plan.

    Looking forward to following along!

    annaperkins.blogspot.com

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  66. What an amazing story! You two were truly 'meant to be'!

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  67. Wow, darling! This is amazing...God bless u all! Thanks so much for sharing this! xoxo

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  68. This was so beautiful, I cried, and I'm so happy you shared it :)

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  69. That is so neat!!! (not the accident part)

    What a wonderful premise for a novel or movie script!!

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  70. By far the best love story i have ever read!! God is great isn't he!!

    sammy

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  71. Tiffany,

    This love story is an inspirational and faith building for me. I am so glad to know both of you! So thankful as well that God's timing is the best. My love story is coming, I just know it!

    Amie

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  72. That is such a beautiful love story! And it really is epic, just like a movie. I would say you are lucky to be together after all that, but I think there was something (or Someone) else guiding you two together. <3

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  73. Holy crap! this is incredibly beautiful... God definitely played the big role in this one ;)

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  74. what a beautiful story- I am so happy that you met the MAN :)

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