Wednesday, June 25, 2014

The Story of My Life!!

Thirty Six years ago today, when I was 19 years old,
I married the man of my dreams.
My life began when I met him, a few years earlier.
It's a funny story, perhaps a little long, so read if you like...
don't feel like you have to.
I have never "told" the story here before
and I thought today would be the perfect day to do that.
I was 15 years old when I got my job at Burger Chef.
I had been working for years, babysitting,
cleaning hotel rooms at the shore...
it was just another job and a way to make a little cash.
My manager was a skinny guy with red hair,
his pants were stapled together where they needed to be sewn.
He was a hard worker and a little bossy.
I was surprised that he was a manager as I was older then he.
He was nice, but a little too serious for me.
Burger Chef closed at 9 p.m. and most nights I worked till closing, so did he.
We started talking, well, I started talking and he started listening.
When he started talking I realized he was interesting and funny...
different then the boys I would usually date and I really liked him.
And let's face it, he needed someone to sew his pants.
So, I asked him out on a date, and he said no. 
True story...
I was pretty surprised.
I asked him out several times after that, the answer was always the same.
My senior prom was coming up, I was dating John...
he was o.k. but I liked my manager better.
I asked him to take me to my prom and he said, no.
No...I was a confident girl and I couldn't really believe it
He wouldn't budge so I went to my prom with John.
Before we went to the prom, there was one stop I wanted to make...
Burger Chef, so the love of my life, who was working that night
 could see me in my prom dress.
He was not impressed nor jealous.
I broke up with John...he was nice but he wasn't Chuck
and I wanted to date Chuck.
I don't remember how long it took after that
but he finally asked me out on a date.
He borrowed his sister's car and we drove down to the inlet in
Point Pleasant and did what we always did...
we talked for hours.
I fell in love that night and 2 years later on Christmas Eve
he asked me to marry him...I said YES!
"Long story even longer, my life began when I met you.
You love me like no one else ever has,
you saved me, you protected me, I am whole because of you." 
You are the air in my lungs and I will adore you until the day we die.
Pooh said it best when he said,
"If you live to be 100,
I want to live to be 100 minus one day,
so I never have to live without you"



  1. What a wonderful story. Congratulations and Happy Anniversary.

  2. Oh Miss Debbie I have tears in my eyes this is the perfect love story. HUGS Happy Anniversary my friend. You are perfect together I love when that happens and I know what I am talking about. HUGS again. B

  3. i love to hear how folks get together. so sweet. Happy Anniversary!! here's to many many more happy healthy & super fun years together. big big hugs. ( :

  4. What a sweet love story. It brought tears to my eyes, Debbie. and it proves that girls know things better than guys.. you knew you two would be wonderful together. Just took him a long time to find that out.

  5. LOVE LOVE LOVE THIS!!!Such a sweet story. Thanks so so much for sharing your story ~ perfect start to a lovely day. Happy Anniversary!!

  6. Dear Debbie, I got a lump in my throat. Thank you for sharing your very personal story. Your love story. It's so beautiful.
    I love what Pooh said too. Hugs to you both as you celebrate :D) xx

  7. Wonderful love story. Could be a Lifetime movie.

  8. A beautiful story Debbie!! You are the same age as my daughter.
    Big congratulations to you and Chuck! I have told you many times before how perfect I think you are for each other.

  9. Awwwww, persistance pays! Congratulations.

  10. Love that love story! Happy anniversary to you and chuck! May you celebrate many many more anniversaries together and keep sharing your stories with the rest of us!

  11. I love your story and I love that he has always been the love of your life. Happy Anniversary. Okay now these questions, Why did Chuck keep saying no? Why was his pants stapled together?

  12. Happy anniversary to you and your darling :) I thoroughly enjoyed your story and had a smile on my face as I read your words.

    May the Lord bless you with many, many more precious years together. Hugs to you!

  13. Happy Anniversary! Wow...that is the sweetest story ever. I wonder why it took him so long!? I'm glad you and Chuck married and are soulmates to this day! Such a sweet love story! May you both have many more (And with love like that, who can complain about a little weed killer, right?) :-)

  14. This brings tears to my eyes, Debbie.
    What a beautiful story, and thank you for sharing it here. You truly are one of the cutest couples I "know."

    To both you, and Chuck, I wish you a most wonderful anniversary. xo.

  15. loved the stapled pants and you wanting to sew them. :) glad you were persistent in what you wanted. i do believe he was worth it.

  16. A beautiful love story, with a happily ever after ending! Happy Anniversary to you and Chuck!!

  17. Wonderful love story !
    Happy Anniversary !

  18. Happy Anniversary and many more. I'm glad you shared that part of your life.Persistence pays.

  19. What a lovely story dear Debbie!!Such wonderful memories!Happy Anniversary!I'm married thirty seven years with the same man!!All my life!Lol!Thank you for shring!

  20. How sweet. Happy Anniversary!

  21. What a romantic story. Thirty-six years ago today you renamed Chuck "Hubs!" Happy Anniversary and many more. xxoo, m & jb

  22. Debbie, a wonderful love story.. Happy Anniversary to you and Chuck!! Enjoy your evening!

  23. Congratulations! That's an awesome story!

  24. Oh man that was awesome! Happy Anniversary. I'm so glad he finally asked you out.

  25. Happy anniversary!! I enjoyed reading about your love sweet. The stapled pants made me laugh...I have actually glued the hem of a dress before because I can't sew. I don't understand why Chuck kept saying no, but glad you were able to convince him otherwise. Here's to many more years together!

  26. I really loved this sweet love story. You told it well. I hope you had a wonderful anniversary celebration. I can tell by your pictures together that you are deeply in love and happy to be with him.
    Blessings and hugs!

  27. Beautiful! I love hearing couples stories of how they met. God bless

  28. Great story! Glad you weren't easily offended or discouraged!! :-)

  29. So I get to know some extras of you.

    I love your writing.

  30. Sweet story as everyone has already commented, Debbie, and only foes to show that good things and people are worth waiting for and in the long run you both got the best....each other.