Life is Grace

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“I fell in love the way you fall asleep, slowly, then all at once.” John Grien

That is true, mostly. I knew almost from the moment I met George that I was going to marry him. But that was intuition, not love. Still, from our first date on, we were almost inseparable, and by the end of our first week of dating, I think we both knew we had found something qualitatively different than anything either of us had had before. So yes, by the end of our first “unofficial date” I knew I would marry him, and by the conclusion of our first week together I was head over ears in love. Does that count as “slowly, then all at once”?

How about you? Did you fall slowly, or all at once?

Happy Valentine’s Day!

12 thoughts on “I Fell in Love…

  1. Sandi Niemeyer says:

    I love your love story, so sweet and simple, and well…., lovely. I am also glad that you found each other (and Fiona). Thanks for sharing. Love you all.💝xoxoxo

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    1. Love you too—and I appreciate the way our family welcomed George with open arms!


  2. masonjarsandlightningbugs says:

    Our story is just like yours—I knew when I first saw him that he was the one, and we’ve been inseparable since we were introduced that same day! ❤️ It took him a little longer to be sure than it did me, though!

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    1. Same here! I wanted to get engaged several months later but it wound up taking a year…of course a year isn’t a terribly long time, but it sure seemed like it then 🙂

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    1. Thank you! I think so but then I am abut biased…


  3. candidkay says:

    Wow! To be so sure so soon sounds amazing. I love happy endings.

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    1. Me too! And I waited a long time for this one to happen—I didn’t get married until I was 35. But oh, was it worth the wait!

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      1. candidkay says:

        Love hearing that. I love happy endings💕

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  4. Gristle1953 says:

    That’s is a sweet story! Mine? Well my husband died after 54 years of soulless marriage. No sex. Or maybe 1p times in 54 years. Then almost 12 months ago I met my neighbour who was a widower. He was 66. I was 80. We fell in love. He is wonderful. Sensitive. Adventurous. Sexy. Funny. It has been like a dream. I am making the most of it. I am now in the early stages of dementia. We post together so he can remember what a wonderful relationship we have had when I finally am not there with him.
    Love and be loved dear!
    Thank you for sharing.

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    1. I’m just seeing this now, so sorry! But have to tell you how happy I am for you that you found your soulmate. That’s great that you have so many wonderful memories…love and prayers to you as you deal with his illness. xoxo


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