An 8th Grade Romance Turns Into A Life Long Love

Hello, lovelies! I hope you are having a great start to August, I know I am. This month, the hubby and I will be celebrating our One Year Wedding Anniversary and we are too excited! So in the Month of August, we will be sharing some insight into our lives as husband and wife!

I thought on this fine Friday I would bring you all some Flashbacks from the past and share our love story!  And yes, you read the title right, an 8th-grade romance is where it all began.

A Fateful Beginning

My husband, Myles Davis, and I met in our 8th-grade science class. We sat next to each other because of the alphabetical order of our last names…talk about fate right! As any middle schooler would do, we just shyly smiled at each other and sat there quietly. As time went on, we found ourselves laughing together at inside jokes and finding little reasons to touch hands. One day, my friends at lunch were so tired of me talking about him incessantly, one of them burst out with “I can’t take it anymore!!!”. She stormed across the middle school cafeteria to Myles’ table. She leaned over to him and said: ” Will you just go out with Alex already!”  And that, ladies and gentlemen, is how we became boyfriend and girlfriend… romantic right?

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A Bumpy Middle

Well, you all may think, that’s the end of it, but that would be a boring love story. I would love to tell you we were middle school sweethearts that dated until we got married, but that is fiction. In reality, we didn’t even make it to the end of the school year. We were young and didn’t really know what love was or how it felt so we broke up as 12-year-olds do and got back together, then broke up and got back together, and broke up and got back together… you get the picture. This off and on thing went on all throughout high school. We were best friends who couldn’t live without each other, so every time we got back together our feeling for each other grew stronger.  We were young and dumb, who were we to know what those feelings really meant. Everyone around us, our teachers and friends knew we were right for each other, but at the time, we just couldn’t see it.

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Long Distance Downfall

When it came to our senior year of high school, though we were dating and in love, we decided it was best not to pick a college based on each other, but based on where we both thought was best for us as individuals. So, I made my way down the road to The Ohio State University and he headed off to Penn State University. We tried the long distance thing for a while, but when you’re a freshman in college and 5 hours a part from each other with no means of transportation, that really just doesn’t work out. So at the end of our freshman year in college, we threw in the towel and went our separate ways.

One Call Changes It All

For over 2 years Myles and I did not speak to each other. We both grew in that time frame, dated other people, and went our separate ways. Not going to lie, I might have Facebook stalked him occasionally, but you know sometimes you just have to check in on people…right?  Anyways, one night, I got a strange call from one of our mutual friends from high school. I was concerned so I called the only person I knew would understand… Myles. The call didn’t lead to us figuring out what was wrong with our friend, but it did lead to us talking again. I realized how much we knew each other and how much I missed him. We agreed to meet up one day and see if we wanted to get back together.

A Kiss Seals the Deal 

We met back up on Thanksgiving weekend 2014. He came over to my house and it felt like old times. We joked with each other and then he leaned in for a kiss… bold right? Well, that kiss was all I needed. It felt like nothing had changed; like we had always been together. I knew from that point on that this man was something that I couldn’t live without. From then on we have been inseparable. We let nothing get between us this time. We have had to make some sacrifices like being long distance for 2 and a half years and when we finally got to live together, it came with us both having to drive an hour for work. But the love of your life is worth a sacrifice!  IMG_1399IMG_0450IMG_2901IMG_1214

The Married Life

I told Myles when we were 17 that we would get married, so when he popped the question on June 6th, 2015  I so happily accepted.  One year and some change later on August 27th, 2016 I became his wife and life partner. Together we are just a couple of goofballs and best friends who really can’t stand to be apart…I wouldn’t have it any other way.

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Photography: Human Artist Photography

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Photography: Human Artist Photography

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So that’s our story folks. A few ups and downs, but we made it! If you like our story, leave us a comment below.

 

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