I have three favorite love stories. They’re all true, of course. They’re always better if they’re true. But these three are so great they almost seem like fiction. I honestly couldn’t have made them up this magical. The first, of course, is mine. You can read one tiny (but exciting) part of it here.
The second is my friend Rosie’s. I swoon whenever I think of it! Rosie and Ford met online and found an immediate connection, with so much in common...but before they could exchange any contact information, or even their real names, the clock struck midnight and her account expired! It appeared that this Cinderella and Prince Charming would never meet. But Rosie is the host of Afternoon Classics on KBYU-FM. Ford enjoys classical music and tuned into the station...and literally fell in love with the sound of her voice! (See, I told you — swoon!) He heard her name, wondered if she were the woman he’d met online (she was!), and contacted her through the radio station. They were destined to be together!
The third belongs to a sweet, elderly couple in the house next door. He was a cowboy...and then a soldier in World War II. He fought on Utah Beach, and at the Battle of the Bulge. He helped liberate a small village in France. And met a lovely young lady there named Micheline. Something about this beautiful French girl must have struck him to the core, because not long after the war ended, he returned to France, and asked her to marry him! She said yes, and they traveled all over Europe together before settling down...in the house next door! Their story is so knight-in-shining-armor for me: The conquering hero frees the village and rescues the fair maiden and they ride off in the sunset together. So romantic!
Sadly, my knight-in-shining-armor next-door neighbor (everyone should have one!) passed away over the weekend. He is deeply missed. But the good news is, this dear little man is finally reunited with his beautiful Micheline, who died a few years earlier. This time he’s crossed more than an ocean to be with her, and they’re headed for an honest-to-goodness happily ever after!
I'd love to hear one of your favorite love stories.
p.s. I know I've been away forever. I haven't posted for over four months. But coming up soon...the big reason why! Stay tuned.