Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Our Love Story

with Valentines day
right around the corner ~ like tomorrow
I thought I would share our love story

I met Trevor through my cousin Donny
back in high school

we were friends first
always a little spark ~ but nothing we really acted upon

we spent many summers together
he was at family gatherings ~ parties ~ celebrations
he was an adopted son of the "Stiles" clan

we went to dances and he had seen me at my best
and my not so best

this was 1983
with my cousin's Donny and Gina
and Trev and I ~ bookends
we look so so young!

we got close a couple of times over the years
but by then he had went away to school
then got a job in a neighbouring city

we would joke ~ when are we going to get married I would ask

quit your job ~ move to Saint John and I will marry you

no deal ~ I need a ring first
and I was climbing the corporate ladder ~ career focused
I loved what I did

fast forward to Easter weekend 1999
Donny was having a bonfire ~ a little party
did I want to come out to it?

Will Trevor be there?  Yes!  He is living back in Moncton
and he is coming out for the night

so off I went and Trevor was there
we both stayed over
and stayed up all night talking and holding hands

he said he would call ~ and he did
we got together the following Friday
and have been together ever since

there was no pretence ~ no acts
because we were friends first 
I think that helped our relationship

I knew that I had fallen in love with this boy
when one day I drove him to where he was storing his vintage truck
(I always wanted a boy with a pickup truck)

as I was following him back home I feared 
what if there is an accident and he gets hurt
what if I lose him

yes ~ that was the day that I knew it was meant to be

we moved in together that September

and the summer of 2000 we set a date to get married
the following summer

August 2001
one of my favourite days ever

I still love this boy of mine
with all my heart

we have been through so much
and at the end of the day ~ he is the one I want beside me
in sickness and in health
for richer for poorer
in good times and in bad

he still holds the key....


Ann said...

What a beautiful love story coupled
with lovely pictures... love it ♥

Farmgirl Paints said...

nothing quite like marrying your best friend! love your story Lori.

Lissa said...

what a romantic story! Happy Valentine's day Lori!

Blondie's Journal said...

This is such a sweet, sweet post, Lori! I love that you were friends first, hubby and I were, too. Seems we just kept getting thrown back together all the time!

You made a beautiful bride, a beautiful couple. I wish you many, many happy years together!


Cathi said...

Such a romantic story, Lori! Enjoy each moment with your man! xxoo

Unknown said...

Wow - what a beautiful love story! Lovely wedding photo!

The Feathered Nest said...

What a wonderful post sweet Lori!!!! I love that you were friends for so long first...I hope you both had a wonderful Valentine's day together! xxoo, Dawn

Unknown said...

Oh, I just loved reading this Lori, it brought a tear to my eye :) And - somehow - I don't think I knew your story....I love that you were friends first, such a good foundation.

LOVE love love that photo of you and Gina, just gorgeous! XX

Leslie Harris said...

Lori I loved it. I absolutely loved reading how you came together. You are quite a talented storyteller, because I felt your special 'spark' in your words. And what great photos, especially your wedding shot.
Leslie (Gwen Moss)