Do you know your parents' love story?

@tryxiness (4548)
Philippines
October 25, 2007 8:27am CST
My parents did not have a long engagement. My mother eloped with my father who happened to be her phone pal then. Both of them were young. Nevertheless, for more than 30 years now, they still are together and they are our models of what married couple should be. Do you know of your parents love story?
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@ailema4ever (2668)
• Finland
25 Oct 07
Yes, I do. They met through a mutual friend. They had a few dates and decided to get married after being together for 6 months. So their wedding happened a year after they were first introduced by their mutual friend. They were already mature enough back then so they didn't wanna wait too long before they got married. They were 32 and 34. They had me exactly 10 months to the date from their wedding date, so I remember their wedding date easily he he he... They've been together for almost 30 years now. ;-D
@tryxiness (4548)
• Philippines
25 Oct 07
Wow. That's so great. Almost same length as my parents. Indeed they were matured when they got married then. :)
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• Finland
25 Oct 07
Yup, that's true. ;-D
@darkaeon (465)
• Portugal
3 Nov 07
hi, thats a interesting topic because i dont really know about that i thinlk i should ask them for their love story thanks ;)
@tryxiness (4548)
• Philippines
4 Nov 07
Yes, i suggest you should. I think in a way you get to understand how they are now because of their love story. :)
@pedgey (2)
• China
1 Nov 07
Well,I Came from a old orient country-China.AS every one knows that chinese people always keep theirs mind,especially to the elder generation.The love between my parents is such a kind of flat,steady love,without a kind of love full of enthusiasm activities.But this steady love can bring me a good condition to grow up healthy,and this kind of love will be cntinue.
@tryxiness (4548)
• Philippines
2 Nov 07
Your parent's story tells us that love is not just something about love at first sight. It is not just about romantic love. But love exists because of the kind of relationship we share with the people whom we value. :) Cheers.
• Romania
26 Oct 07
My parents went to college together and there began their love story. After four years of "engagement", they got married and two years after that, they had me. In almost four years, they're having the silver anniversary, and to me, 25 years mean something. They knew how to cherish eachother and now, even though my dad works 200 kilometers away and comes home 3 or 4 times a month, they are still close to eachother.
@tryxiness (4548)
• Philippines
31 Oct 07
That is so sweet. :) Hey, despite the distance as long as they value the relationship, everything can be conquered.
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@luckyzj (12)
• China
26 Oct 07
My mother is the oldest child of the four children. And my father is an orphan. At that time, he is very poor.But he is handsome.Someone introduced my dad to my mum. Then my father always helped my mother do housework.My mother felt he is honesty and kind to others. Three years later,they married.Then they always quarrel.I am afraid.But it is strange that everything will be O.K. a few days later. I think they love each other.
@tryxiness (4548)
• Philippines
31 Oct 07
i think quarelling is normal among new couples. they get to adjust through time.
@pedgey (2)
• China
26 Oct 07
I never ask my parents about what is yours favourit songs movies,and etc.That is because I had never care them,I come down on them with out repay.Now I am very regert myself.
@tryxiness (4548)
• Philippines
31 Oct 07
it is never too late though. i think if you are going to ask them now how they were when they met each other for the first time it will bring this sweet smile to them.
@foxyfire33 (10007)
• United States
26 Oct 07
Mine knew OF each other from school but he was a senior when she was only a ninth grader so they didn't hang out. Later when she was a senior they some how started dating. That was in the spring of 1970, in August 1970 they got married. Thirty seven years later they're still married.
@tryxiness (4548)
• Philippines
26 Oct 07
That's is so sweet. I mean, 37 years, 40 years, or 50 years, as long as they are together and not just because they promised to be together through a contract but because regardless of the possible temptations and the challenges they stood together.
• Philippines
25 Oct 07
oh yes. my mom told us how she met our dad and when was that. my dad was 9years older than my mom. and how she hated her for that age gap but then fell in love at the same time:-)
@tryxiness (4548)
• Philippines
26 Oct 07
Mushy. She hated the age gap, but loved the person. :) Sweet.
@sylvia13 (1850)
• Nelson Bay, Australia
25 Oct 07
I am sorry to have to admit that I don't know much at all about my parents' love story, except that both were young and that they got married when my mother was only 20 and my father 19 years of age. They got married in July one year and I was born in Feb the year after, so it is obvious that my mother was pregnant at the time. I just hope that they got married because they loved each other and not just because of the pregnancy! My parents divorced after 28 years of marriage and my mother remarried, but became a widow a few years ago. My mother is 77 years old now and after more than 50 years of being away and all alone, she has just returned to the country where she was born and where she first met my father! I hope she can find her happiness there with memories of happier times perhaps!
@tryxiness (4548)
• Philippines
25 Oct 07
I am sure that within those years, 28 years, they have loved each other, only perhaps it waned as the years passed by. The fact that they married, even if your mom was pregnant of you, there was love in there. :)
• China
25 Oct 07
Yes.But a little. My parents are teachers.Both of them love each other,and I feel very happy in my family.
@tryxiness (4548)
• Philippines
25 Oct 07
That's the most important thing, being happy with the family. I guess, proximity has to do with your parents lovestory. :)
@meaculpa (338)
• Philippines
25 Oct 07
According to my mom and dad, they were both in the same class when they were in college and had seven-year engagement before they get married. They are going to celebrate their 39th wedding anniversary this coming February 15, 2008. My father was able to show a sweet courtship (Philippine culture dictates that ladies should be courted first at home and a lad would ask permission from parents before she gives her sweet "yes")to my mother by accompanying her in going home, bringing chocolates, flowers; he was able to meet mom's big family. My siblings and I would giggle when our folks speak of their love story. Mom's first and last boyfriend is dad and vice versa. It is wonderful indeed for them to reminisce their stories.
@tryxiness (4548)
• Philippines
25 Oct 07
This is so sweet. I mean, courtship during their days were super romantic. And my, almost 40years of being married is something. I wish them their golden anniversary.
@diillu (5121)
25 Oct 07
My mother and father had love after their marriage. In their time love marriage were not as common as it is today and marrying against parents wish was taken very abnormally in their time. Girls had really strict time those days. My parents wedding were decided by their parents. They got married and they fell in love with eachother while knowing eachother. And now it's more than 25 years and they are still together in love.
@tryxiness (4548)
• Philippines
25 Oct 07
This is a nice story of sort of arranged weddings. :) The most important is they have love even after the marriage despite the fact that it is arranged.
• Thailand
25 Oct 07
My parents love story would not make a bad book, if I were a good enough writer to tell the story. My father had gone away to college and law school, and then returned to the small town nestled in the green hills of Ohio, that was his home. He had intended to set up a law practice on his return, but he met my mother and was distracted. They spent on idyllic summer together and then in the fall my mother returned to college. My father found out what classes she was attending an enrolled in them, so he would have more chances to see her. That autumn was a time of holding hands, studying together and falling in love. It looked like a storybook romance until December 7. Then everything changed because the year was 1941. My father went off to officer’s candidate school and on his return, they were married. They stayed together as he was transferred around various bases in the states. I was born on an army base in 1943, a few days before he shipped out to England. As my mother used to tell it, the next several years were the most difficult years in her life. My mother returned to Ohio to worry and wait. My father went ashore in Normandy on D-Day and fought his way all the way to Germany, while my mother lived from letter to letter. I wish I could say the rest of the story was as romantic as the beginning was but in the end, they grew apart. The rest of their story is interesting, but if I get going, this is going to become a book not a response to a post.
@tryxiness (4548)
• Philippines
25 Oct 07
Thank you. Your parents story is interesting though. I mean, it is like one of the scripts of old movies. Can you blog about it then? You're sharing some sweet memories. :)