Friday, January 9, 2009

Heart of Gold

Thanks, Kelli, for hosting this fun show and tell! Please visit Kelli's blog here , and take a few minutes to visit some of the blogs of other participants! Enjoy!

Today I am sharing something very , very dear to me. Bear with me here...this is a good story!!
This is my treasure...
This is my story...

We celebrated our 29th wedding anniversary this year, but the fact is my husband has been a part of my life for much longer than that! I met him in 6th grade and had a crazy crush on him. (I even had a code name for him, "FARMER" 'cause he wore overalls to school sometimes) He of course, didn't know I was alive. My Mom, however, had already pegged him as a favorite because he was very polite (a southern gentleyoungman from Dallas) He always helped her with stuff around our school (she was PTA president) and always said "Yes Ma'am, No Ma'am". She really liked him, but didn't know I secretly did too!

A few years flew by, and much to my surprise at the end of eighth grade, out of the clear blue, he asked me to go steady with him. (I was on the bus, he was outside talking loudly through the window!) I said "I don't think so" because I didn't want to "go" with anyone over the summer. (took a big chance there!)

He said "Okay, but I'm going to try again".
I smiled and said "Okay". (such stunningly intellectual dialogue!)
And he did; two weeks into 9th grade.

And I said "yes". Who would have ever thought he would be my life partner!! Certainly not me, but I did like him a lot! ;)

We were voted couple of the year, had a "couple" picture in our paperback yearbook, and I dubbed him "The Sunshine of My Life" (It was our song, by Stevie Wonder) (You are the sunshine of my life, forever you'll stay in my hear-art!")
The evening of our "9th grade prom" he gave me this necklace. His mother couldn't believe that he had wasted his hard-earned lawn mowing money on such a thing!! I couldn't believe he gave me something so pretty. It was a magical night. (if that's possible in 9th grade!)

We dated through high school, breaking up a couple of times but always getting back together. Then in the summer before our senior year, we broke up one last time and his family moved 5 hours away. We pretty much thought that was it, although we had mutual friends and always knew what the other was up to.

A few years went by and we got back in contact, and well...
you know the rest of the story.....

He said "Love Always, Randy" on the back of this heart pendant and he really meant it!! I'm so glad I kept this through the years!
I'm such a sap for happy endings!!

Thanks for letting me share my treasure and story with you!
Have a great day!!


  1. What a BEAUTIFUL story! Meant to be! Sounds like my hubby and me, I had the biggest crush on him when I was 13 but he wouldn't even look at me...braces, crazy curly hair, etc. When I was 16, he noticed but I was too shy to respond, then after a few years of losing touch we reconnected and have been together ever since! Love the story and the necklace!

  2. Wow how amazing! Well, your love story was written in Heaven, you two have meant to be together, no matter what. Thank you for sharing your memories and you treasure.
    Gracie at

  3. You think you are a sap. I have to go get a Kleenex now! My hubby and I have loved each other now for 37 years. I love to hear about other couples who know the real meaning.

  4. I love hearing how couples met and got together. Your story is sweet and I enjoyed it. It's a wonderful little pendant and I'm so happy you still have it after all these years.

  5. I just love happy endings! What a sweet story and a precious keepsake.

  6. I just love yourlove story! So sweet and romantic. Yes, I do love my hubby,so sweet of him to make my tin punch pie safe, we been married 31 years and we met again we were eight years old, his Mom used to keep us in the church nursery as babies. We broke up onces for about 2 and half years. He has always been my sweetheart, as it sound like your hubby is yours!

  7. That's the stuff movies SHOULD be made of!!

  8. What a truly amazing story - who says that first love doesn't last!! And it is such a beautiful gift to still have after all this time - a real treasure. Your story has really put a smile in my heart this evening!

  9. That's a great true love story!! And a lovely necklace!

  10. What a delightful story! What a tragedy it would have been if you hadn't saved it allthose years. Jean

  11. I absolutely LOVED reading about your romance, and I'm still smiling. :-) It was a treat to hear your story, and I'm so happy that you and Randy are together forever. :-)

  12. Awww! What a treasure. That is a precious gift. It would be special to me as well.

  13. That is a wonderful story and made me smile from ear to ear!

  14. That was a wonderful story! My husband was my college sweetheart, I WISH he would have been my high school sweetheart too, would have saved lots of heartache!!

  15. What a beautiful story! Very touching:) And I love the necklace--could it be anymore special? Soooo sweet--he's a keeper:)

    Linda C

  16. Hi Becky, What a wonderful "love story". you and Randy were meant to be together for life!!Congrats on your recent anniversary.. your necklace is a loving treasure and came from his heart!!!I am so happy to meet you and would like you to visit me often..have a good week-end.
    Hugs, Baba

  17. What a lovely romantic story.
    Roberta Anne

  18. i love it! and shame on his mom for thinking such a thing! i am glad you still have this necklace to remind you where it all started. thanks for sharing it with us :O).

    You are always welcome at The Shadow of the Cross. Feel free to visit anytime.

  19. Beautiful necklace and story. Thanks for sharing it.


  20. Such wonderful story. Good he tried again.With mine it was the same thing, he tryed again and again until I said yes.


  21. Awwww, how sweet. It brought tears to my eyes to read your story. What a special, special treasure you have.

    My dh and I were high school sweethearts as well, last month was the 29th anniversary of our first date.

    Thanks for stopping by to see me!

  22. Wonderful love story, Becky!

    If you e-mail your photos to:

    I'd love to try and help you out. Thanks so much for your confidence in me!

    Hope you are having a wonderful weekend.

  23. Oh, I'm getting all teary. What a sweet story. (and what a lovely necklace!)

  24. That is a wonderful story. Thank you for sharing it.

  25. Love your story. We have also been married 29 years. Our anniversary was in September. Did you mother-in-law ever change her mind about the necklace?

  26. That put tears in my eyes and I don't even know you! How sweet! I often wonder what happened to some of my young sweet hearts but am so glad God had another plan in mind for me. Thanks

  27. Awww, such a sweet story! I love it! My hubby and I started dating in 9th grade too. Sweet memories.



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