Love, Sweet Love

 I’ve always been fascinated by how couples meet and fall in love. To learn more about this marvelous and mysterious process, I posted a 750-word contest on my website in February. The instructions were simple: Tell me how you met and knew that he (or she) was the ONE.

Was it a chance meeting, a coincidence in which you both happened to be in the same place at the same time? Was it a blind date set up by well-meaning friends? Did something click right away, or did it take a while for love to bloom? Was it her laugh, his smile, her walk, or just what? Were you 16 or 60 when love waltzed in?

  My favorite entry was submitted by a former school teacher who now runs her own business from home AND effectively leads (with her loving husband) a busy, blended family. She gave just enough of a “back story” to reel the reader in before telling of how she felt so calm and at ease on their first date that she didn’t need the Tums or Alka Seltzers that she had stashed in her purse. Before long, their children met, and according to Christy, “It was a mesmerizing time – it was like we had always been together. Everything worked, clicked. Like a fine tuned instrument in the hands of a master musician, our families, our hearts, seemed to harmonize perfectly and the music we made was nothing short of breathtaking.”

  Months passed, and Travis popped the question in a most creative and unique way. There’s no way I could do the proposal justice, so why not read it for yourself at That was years ago. Today Travis and Christy Peake are happier than ever, and she closes her entry with, “Some people say that a marriage is work, and I agree, but the love, it should be easy. Love came easy to us, almost effortlessly. Simple, sweet love.” Ah, love it!

 P.S. Here’s a link to Christy’s business. Anyone anywhere with a child in his or her life will find something here:





Author: jayne bowers

*married with children, stepchildren, grandchildren, in-laws, ex-laws, and a host of other family members and fabulous friends *semi-retired psychology instructor at two community colleges *writer

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