Challenge: What is your love story?

lovely elderly couple
@kaka135 (14098)
Malaysia
March 10, 2016 1:47pm CST
I don't know who started this, but I read this love challenge from @rebel_woman06, and I think I'd like to share my simple love story as well. Though it's simple, I know it will be long. How we met We were high school classmates, so I started to know him when I was 15 years old. We were very good friends but I am sure I didn't have crush on him. I valued him as a very good friend. Long Distance Relationship After we graduated from high school, he went to Taiwan and further his tertiary studies and I stayed in my home country. We still kept in touch with letters, and emails sometimes. I think I started to know him better from his writing, I think he is quite mature and has good thoughts. When he came back to our home country for vacation after 1.5 years, we started to be together. It was actually very weird for me, as I never thought I'd be involved in long distance relationship, and I just suddenly felt that he's the one when he came back and asked me to be his girlfriend. So, we started with long distance relationship for about 4 years. We got to see each other once a year during the vacation when he came back to our home country. Back for Good I am glad that finally he was back, and we are together. Now, we have two lovely children and another coming soon. I always believe someone is there for everyone of us. When we truly love each other, nothing else is barrier. I just realized that the coming May will be our 10th wedding anniversary, and I have known him for more than 20 years! Well, this is my simple but lengthy love story, though I have tried to keep it short. I'd love to listen to yours as well. Image: I got this picture from pixabay, and I always like this - to get old together with him, and still walking together with each other. I would not like to lead, I would not like to follow, I would like to be side by side with him.
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@rina110383 (24134)
10 Mar 16
Indeed, no amount of distance can separate two people who put enough effort into their relationship. More years to you and your husband!
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@kaka135 (14098)
• Malaysia
10 Mar 16
Thanks. Yes, I agree with that. I still remember technology was not so advanced in those days, and phone call rates were so expensive, but we could still keep in touch with each other. Sometimes I wished we had whatsapp or skype so we could communicate with each other better. But, anyway is good for us.
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@rina110383 (24134)
10 Mar 16
@kaka135 You were really destined for each other
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@kaka135 (14098)
• Malaysia
11 Mar 16
@rina110383 That's what I always think too.
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@ShyBear88 (17427)
• United States
10 Mar 16
Great love story! Time always brings two people together
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@kaka135 (14098)
• Malaysia
10 Mar 16
Thanks. Sometimes I believe faith brought us together. There were many "ifs", if all these didn't happen, we wouldn't be together. It's just because of all these, we are not together.
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@ShyBear88 (17427)
• United States
11 Mar 16
@kaka135 faith and destiny it's real. My husband and I ment when I was 16 and he was 15. We had classes together in high school. I liked him he like me but we never went out. We where kid. Of friends but not close friends. After graduating we didn't see each other till that summer we both worked at the mall and would see each other off and on was we came and went to work. Another year went by and then after that faint brought us together, we dated for 3 months, got engaged got 3 months then got married. Now nearly 6 years of marriage 11 years of knowing each other we give 3 kids and still very happy together.
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@kaka135 (14098)
• Malaysia
12 Mar 16
@ShyBear88 That's really lovely! Sometimes, faith just bring you there. Though my husband and I were in the same class, we are actually two years apart. As I skipped one year from primary school, and he studied an extra year in high school, so he's two years older than I. Life is just so amazing, beautiful and unbelievable.
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@Corbin5 (106525)
• United States
10 Mar 16
Thank you for sharing you love story with us. Wishing you many, many more years together!
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@kaka135 (14098)
• Malaysia
10 Mar 16
Thank you. I am happy to bring in more members to our family as well.
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@ridingbet (53159)
• Philippines
11 Mar 16
i love your LDR-love story
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@kaka135 (14098)
• Malaysia
12 Mar 16
Thanks. At first I was wondering what LDR means. I guess that's the part most of my friends amazed of, as most of my friends didn't get the long distance relationship worked out. Moreover, they always thought I am a girl who really needs protection and can't be strong. Well, I didn't know I can be strong and independent too.
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@ridingbet (53159)
• Philippines
12 Mar 16
@kaka135 as long as love, honesty, and respect are there between the two of you, I don't think LDR will fail.
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@kaka135 (14098)
• Malaysia
14 Mar 16
@ridingbet Even having those, it's not so easy to have long distance relationship.
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@salonga (28016)
• Philippines
11 Mar 16
What a lovely love story! Thank you for sharing. I enjoyed reading it. By the way, I also am married to my high school classmate.
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@kaka135 (14098)
• Malaysia
12 Mar 16
Thanks. That's so lovely too! I remember one of my high school teachers always told us in class, we might end up marrying our own classmates. Perhaps we started to build the strong relationship (friendship) since we were in high school.
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@salonga (28016)
• Philippines
13 Mar 16
@kaka135 Actually 3 pairs all in all in our batch ended up marrying each other.
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@kaka135 (14098)
• Malaysia
14 Mar 16
@salonga In my class itself, there are 3 pairs who got married too. There are some other couples in other class in the same batch as well.
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• United States
11 Mar 16
Aww! Happy early 10th year wedding anniversary in advance! My boyfriend and I met each other through mutual friends and we've been together for 9 years now. Parents are pushing us to be married before our 10 year anniversary, lol.
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@kaka135 (14098)
• Malaysia
12 Mar 16
Thanks. I got that question a lot before we got married too. We didn't rush for it, but just think when we were ready (especially mentally mature enough to be parents), then we just got married. I just think everything just comes in the right time. If I got married and had kids when I was younger, I might not be the mother I am now, though I am still striving to be a good mother.
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• United States
12 Mar 16
@kaka135 You are a great mother! I don't know how people do it when they have kids young. I personally cannot imagine and I am not that young anymore, hehe.
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@kaka135 (14098)
• Malaysia
14 Mar 16
@infatuatedbby Thanks. I am still always striving and learning, still not whom I want to be now. Sometimes I think it depends on the maturity, not so much on the age. Some get help from the mothers (the kids' grandmothers). Some of my friends just don't like to take care of kids, so they'd prefer to get someone else take care of them.
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@SIMPLYD (79764)
• Philippines
11 Mar 16
I am happy you took my challenge . I actually started this and have yet to see the love story of others . Anyway , i think he was all along already have eyes for you . That's why when he came back he courted you . That's a long time to be with a boyfriend . 10 years before getting married , am i correct ?
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@kaka135 (14098)
• Malaysia
14 Mar 16
I am happy to read others' love stories as well, but I haven't find any yet. Yes, actually almost all my classmates knew he liked me when we were in high school, but he didn't admit that even I asked him about it. When we were together, he told me he was smart enough not to admit that, as he knew it was not the good timing yet, and I totally agreed with him. I always think he asked me to be his girlfriend just at the very right time. It's actually 7 years before we got married. I think it's because we started dating quite young.
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@SIMPLYD (79764)
• Philippines
14 Mar 16
@kaka135 Didn't you notice that he was eyeing for you already in high school ?
@celticeagle (118276)
• Boise, Idaho
11 Mar 16
What happy and sweet story. I have a love story which I shared on here last month. It was sad but he had been mistreated and he didn't want to try again.
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@kaka135 (14098)
• Malaysia
11 Mar 16
I will check out your love story, sorry for the sad part.
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@celticeagle (118276)
• Boise, Idaho
11 Mar 16
@kaka135 ......So am I.
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• United States
10 Mar 16
I am happy to read your love story Lee. A happy ending and still not ended. I am sorry I really have no love stories lolz
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@kaka135 (14098)
• Malaysia
10 Mar 16
Thank you. Yes, though there are always challenges along the journey, I am glad we are always learning and growing together. To me, this is important. It's okay. I am happy for you as you enjoy your life now.
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• United States
11 Mar 16
@kaka135 Yes it is okay Lee..I have known very short love stories lolz
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@just4him (117199)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
10 Mar 16
That's a lovely love story. I don't have one.
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@kaka135 (14098)
• Malaysia
10 Mar 16
Thanks. I guess loving ourselves and enjoying our life are our good love story as well.
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@just4him (117199)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
11 Mar 16
@kaka135 Yes it is.
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@1hopefulman (28551)
• Canada
11 Mar 16
Very nice! I was not as fortunate but life goes on!
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@kaka135 (14098)
• Malaysia
12 Mar 16
Thanks. I guess we are all fortunate to live the life we want.
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@bluesa (13421)
• Johannesburg, South Africa
11 Mar 16
@kaka135 , that is lovely! First friends, and then the love of each others lives. Congratulations on your soon to be 10th Wedding Anniversary :)
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@kaka135 (14098)
• Malaysia
14 Mar 16
Thanks. Yes, I guess that's also why we share many mutual friends and have similar education background as well, and he really understands me.
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• Philippines
11 Mar 16
What a great love story. Happy for you..you found your #FOREVER.
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@kaka135 (14098)
• Malaysia
14 Mar 16
Thanks. Yes, I consider it as my forever love and I am really grateful for it.
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@Scindhia (1947)
• Chennai, India
11 Mar 16
Thats a lovely story! May you have many more happy years together!
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@kaka135 (14098)
• Malaysia
14 Mar 16
Thank you. I'd love to have many years together, and with my lovely children as well.
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@AkoPinay (11809)
• Philippines
11 Mar 16
Advance Happy 10th Anniversary!
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@kaka135 (14098)
• Malaysia
14 Mar 16
Thanks. Though we don't celebrate it, I think it's still nice to remember the date. Hopefully I will remember on that day, I always forgot or I never remembered.
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@anteraz (224)
• Philippines
11 Mar 16
It is nice to hear from people like you to have a good love story.
@kaka135 (14098)
• Malaysia
14 Mar 16
Thanks. Yes, it's always good to hear happy stories.
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@Ladypeace (2056)
• Singapore
11 Mar 16
Thank you for sharing your sweet story and bringing a smile to my face, it sounds like you've found the best person to walk down the road of life.
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@kaka135 (14098)
• Malaysia
14 Mar 16
Thanks. Yes, I always think I am blessed to have found him and have him walking together with me.
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@JudyEv (123435)
• Bunbury, Australia
11 Mar 16
That is a lovely story. There must be a lot of people who marry someone from their school if not actually from their class.
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@kaka135 (14098)
• Malaysia
11 Mar 16
Thanks. I know quite a few couples from the same school or even the same class. Just in my class, there are three couples.
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• Philippines
10 Mar 16
Thank you for sharing your love story, I missed my opportunity long ago. anyways, nice story you have there, good luck with the upcoming new baby.
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@kaka135 (14098)
• Malaysia
10 Mar 16
Thanks. I believe opportunities are always there, we just need to find it or it just comes to us.
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@jaboUK (53938)
• United Kingdom
10 Mar 16
So did you never have any other boyfriends? It's lovely to get old with the one you love - believe me, I know.
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@kaka135 (14098)
• Malaysia
10 Mar 16
I had so called "puppy love", but that's very different, because that's really not love, but just more like friendship. I didn't know how to differentiate between "like" and "love" until my husband asked me to be his girlfriend. The feeling of love was just so intense that I have never felt before, that's why I knew it's him.
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