Our blind date was scheduled for a Wednesday.
The thing is, I had to study for a big test the next day for one of my design classes… and I was super responsible back in those days. So I decided to reschedule for the next day.
After all, we were only going to grab a cup of coffee and have awkward conversation.
He agreed to reschedule, not even bothering to mention that the ‘next day’ was Valentine’s day. He really thought I was manipulating him into having a Valentine’s date! So he took me to Dublin Bay… fancy fancy!
This was my first blind date EVER. And it was very awkward and unnatural. I was wearing a shirt with a parrot on it, and camouflage pants. I really just wanted to have coffee and be free and fun, and without expectation. After all, we had both recently gotten out of long-term relationships… and nobody wants a rebound.
After we got passed the awkwardness and started laughing, we really started to get to know each other.
And then we saw each other every day after that.
7 months later we were engaged. (look how terrified he looks… HA!)
And 3 months after that we were married.
I couldn’t ask for a more perfect and infuriating man to complete me. He’s sensitive, handy, gorgeous, and likes chick-flicks. He also makes me waffles from scratch, and tears out walls in our house.
Our marriage isn’t without it’s flaws, but I wouldn’t want to share my life with anyone else!
In those early days, we had no idea the fight we would have to put up to be able to have a family, but our fertility fight brought us closer than ever. We know were one of the lucky ones for getting our miracles.
Who knew a rebound blind-date would lead to such an amazing life with such an amazing and passionate man. This has been the best years of my life… and I look forward to many more with my love.
New my husband 3 months when he asked me to marry him! Here we are 37 years later!
Love your story!!!!
Aw!!! What a great story! I am Orthodox Jewish, and where I am from, all our dates are basically blind dates! Except we know a lot about the person from other people before we meet. My husband and I started falling in love on our second date and decided to get married on our third! After some setbacks due to family opposition, we got publicly engaged three months later, and married three months later. It’s been four years of mostly ups and some downs, and I am so happy with him!
Nicole Goodwin says
aww so romantical! Great pics of the two of you and then with all of you 🙂
I love a Happily Ever After story! Congrats!
You are like me and have one of those husbands who gets better looking the older he is. 😉
Julie @ follow your heart woodworking says
What a lovely story! Hope you have many, many more years together.
What a miracle! Lucky you!!
Life has its own ways and we just have to accept it! This year I will be married for 29 years…gosh, very scary indeed! But I love him ans he is the one!!
Thanks for sharing!
Happy Anniversary! Sometimes you just have to step out of your comfort zone to find the magic.
Crystal Otto says
How sweet! Loved reading this story along with the pictures. So thankful you found each other and fought for your girls! Happy Valentines Day.
Ann Marie @ Twice Lovely says
Congratulations!! What a sweet story you two have! My husband and I met on a blind date too, set up by our mothers!! How often does that work out?!?! And we got engaged after 3 months, married 9 months later. 🙂 Here we are almost 14 years and 4 kids later and more in love today than ever.
Jessica @ Gourley Girl & Guy says
Dear B, I love you. I love this story. You two are adorable. Hooray for relationships that are 10 months from first date to wedding! Happy Valentines Day/Anniversary! xoxoxoxo
Congratulations! You guys are so cute – and I love it that he totally thought you were scheming to get a V-day date! 🙂 Here’s to many more happy Valentine’s!
So sweet 🙂
What a sweet, beautiful story! I also married a blind date. Two of them actually, but I don’t count the first one. 😉 Happy Valentine’s Day!
Great story! Wishing you both many more years together. Have a great valentines day.
Very sweet… Happy Valentine and Happy Anniversary to you two..!!
Aw that is such a sweet story…I’m so happy you found the one, everybody deserves that.
Kenz @ Interiors By Kenz says
You guys have such a beautiful love story, and even more beautiful girls! Happy anniversary!
aaaaaaw! Precious 😀
Such a sweet story Bethany! Congrats on your anniversary and Happy Valentine’s day!