My Love Role Models (Hint: It's My Parents) + a Giveaway!Thursday, February 23, 2017
I believe the greatest thing in life is love, and I'm positive that my view on love comes from my parents. They've been together alm...
I believe the greatest thing in life is love, and I'm positive that my view on love comes from my parents. They've been together almost 40 years, and are still going strong. Today, I wanted to share their love story with you all, because it's like a real-life fairy tale.
When my parents met, my mom was 12 and my dad was 17. For my mom, it was love at first sight. She went home and told her sister (my Aunt Val), "I'm going to marry that boy one day" and she did. Obviously, they did not start dating then. (I mean, what kind of creep would my dad have been dating a 12-year old when he was 17?) But they became friends, because their families were very close (they both have several brothers and sisters who were friends).
So, for several years, my mom was madly in love with my dad, but he wouldn't date her because she was just too young. Unfortunately, when my mom was 17, her brother (my Uncle Steve, and one of my dad's closest friends) was killed in a drunk-driving accident. Soon after, my dad asked my mom to marry him. She said no (this time, and several times after), because she thought he was just asking out of pity. She finally said yes, and they got married when my mom was 17. They've been together ever since.
I love my parents' love story. I love how much they absolutely love each other, to this day. Because of their love for each other and us kids, love is something that has truly shaped my life. It's because of my parents that I believe that all you need is love, and I hope mine and Andre's marriage is even half as full of love and support as my mom's and dad's is.
Who are your love role models?
Brita is the pink and sparkly personality behind the Christian feminist lifestyle blog, Belle Brita. While her first love will always be Paris, she lives happily with her husband Daniel Fleck in the Atlanta area.
Ivanna is a registered nurse with a large dose of colorful creativity. She writes at Provocative Joy while working overseas with Mercy Ships. She enjoys the art of head wrapping and the thrill of thrifting. She writes about living intentionally in community, in marriage, and the challenges of making a difference no matter which country she’s in.