Dec 17, 2012
Last week we asked our Facebook fans to answer the question, “How Did You Know He Was ‘The One’?” This question was floating around our office earlier in the week because we are coming close to two office weddings this year (one in January and one in September) and I just made the jump to living with my boyfriend – and I was curious to hear from other real life couples who have also experienced that magical moment when you just knew – he was “The One”!
The story of my beau and I date back … 20 or so years ago, I had met him working at my first job – we both worked at a local McDonald’s. It was the summer of 1993 – I was entering my senior year in high school and he was going into college. I thought he was adorable and funny – but I knew that jocks didn’t date artists. Instead, I wound up dating one of his friends, and well, that took him off the list of guys I could date. Over the years, I heard updates about him through mutual friends, but we never re-connected – until February of 2012 when he messaged me on Facebook to catch up and within a few hours of talking we had plans to meet the very next day! We went to a local Cuban restaurant and spent the night talking – not just a few hours, but all night – we even closed down the restaurant! A few days later, I was leaving to go on an vacation with my son and my plane was delayed. It was Valentine’s day. He left work early and drove to the airport to take us to dinner. After dinner, he bought a single red rose and handed it to my son and told him to give it to me for Valentine’s day. I knew at that moment he was the one and I wasn’t going to let him get away from me for a second time … it was probably the sweetest and most romantic thing a guy had done for me my entire life!
I’d like to thank all our Facebook fans for sharing such amazing love stories with us!
While we’d love to choose all of you as the winner, the winner of this contest is:
Michelle Santo, Cleveland Ohio
I have known my husband my whole life!! We grew up in the same neighborhood and my brother played little league with him!! He had a brother as well who always said the two of us would end up together. I was very close with his brother who unfortunately is no longer with us today but I know is very happy watching over us and our little one!!! Kevin and I have always been friends but one night he asked me to a wedding and I didn’t think he was serious (we were at a bar) so the next day he called and asked me again and I said yes. We had a great time (he was the best man) I knew alot of the people who were there so it was a lot fun!!! At the end of the night we ended up sharing the most amazing unexpected kiss and from that moment on I knew one of my friends was going to become my husband and my best friend. He was right under my nose my whole life and I never knew it!!!! We were married in two feet of snow (2 days before the wedding it was 70! Gotta love OH) on 4/23/2005 and with every passing year out loves grows stronger and stronger.
Would you like to win a $50 gift certificate too? Join us every week on our Facebook page as we ask a question about love, romance and marriage. Just comment on the weekly contest photo to be entered to win!