Do I believe in love at first sight? Yes - sort of . . .

I mean, look at her - how could I not love her at first sight?!

Yes and no . . . I'm not trying to be cute (although, I am adorable and just can't help it) and I'm not inclined to evade direct answers to questions, but genuine love changes, it grows and matures. I fell for my high school sweetheart hard and fast, like, I saw her and instantly needed to meet her. A friend I was with as she walked past the car we were in knew who she was and that she usually attended a local weekend dance, so I planned with him to go and for him to introduce me to her.


Now, this was not like me at all, I was never forward with girls, not shy, but not willing to simply and abruptly be introduced. But, this was seriously the prettiest girl I had ever seen . . . long dark hair, dark eyes, very shapely, just beautiful. This (that she was so stunning to look at) made my desire to be presented to her as one interested to know her both an audacious and irresistible exploit. He introduced me, I told him to leave, and I sat next to her. She told me she was with someone, a tough guy from school had brought her there that night. He was off goofing around with friends and we talked for a good while. When he suddenly appeared he seemed annoyed and asked his date "So are you coming with me or are you going to stay there with him?". She looked at me and I said "I hope you stay here with me" and she looked back at him and said "I'm going to stay here with him". After assuring me that he would 'kick my ass in school on Monday', he left.


Over 40 years, 6 kids, and 12 grandchildren later I love her more than ever. She is still the most beautiful woman I've ever seen, but imagine my happy surprise as I discovered through the years that she is also smart and good and kind - she is more desirable to me knowing her as I do than when I fell head-over-heels for her. It was indeed love at first sight, but it's so much more now . . . now, it's a deep love of appreciation, I delight in so many things about her. One day long ago, it was love at first sight - today, when she's with me I can't stop looking at her and when she's away I can't stop thinking about her.

Please do visit my other hubs ~

MickeySr: Getting to Know Mickey Haist, Sr


The Christian & Private Study - A 'How To' Guide

  • 'How To Study The Bible'

  • 'The Christian Library'

  • 'Christian Life Lessons'

Regular, Normal Christianity


Preface ~ "The Premise And Definitions"

1. "The Bible"

2. "God"

3. "Jesus of Nazareth"

4. "The Trinity"

5. "Man, Sin, And Spiritual Death"

6. "The Covenant, The Promise, The Covenants, And The Gospel"

7. "The Atonement - Law & Grace" (coming soon)


The Saturday Matinée

"A Preview"

1. "Mysterious Island"

2. "Horror Of Dracula"

3. "This Island Earth"


LOGISMOS

1. "The Seasons"

2. "Why Do We Write?"


General Fussing About ~

1. "Vampires"

2. (coming soon)


Miscellaneous

"The Most Married Man In America"

"The Best Halloween Movie"

"Do I believe in love at first sight? Yes - sort of . . ."

"Leonard - The Best Dog Ever"

"The Reunion"

"The Burden Of Love"

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LeslieAdrienne 5 years ago from Georgia

Beautiful and heartwarming... She is blessed to have a man who appreciates her for what and who she is... as you are blessed to have found someone who makes you feel like you have expressed.

God bless you both......and thanks for sharing


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MickeySr 5 years ago from Hershey, Pa. Author

LeslieAdrienne,

Thank you so much - believe me, she is easy to appreciate. Besides everything else, I've never met anyone so genuinely appreciated by those who know her . . . family who have known her all their lives, friends from way back and who she's just met, co-workers, etc, everyone who knows her recognizes she is special - she's like the favorite person of so many people it's striking.

MickeySr


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lone77star 5 years ago from Cebu, Philippines

Mickey, I love this. Little else in this world can compare to finding the love of your life. I found mine only recently.


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moonlake 5 years ago from America

She is a beauty. Enjoyed your hubpage. Not many people make it over 40 years and stay happy.

Voted Up.


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Aceblogs 5 years ago from India

Stay happy and great share there by you. god bless you both ! And yes love at first site do happen , my parents are a great example to me for that .. haha


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MickeySr 5 years ago from Hershey, Pa. Author

lone77star, moonlake, & Aceblogs ~

Thanks so much for the happy notes - first love that matures into true love is a wonder to behold and a joy and blessing that I don't take for granted.


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lisadpreston 5 years ago from Columbus, Ohio

This is a true blue love story. You are a lucky man and it brought tears to my eyes hearing you talk of your wife as though you were still kids in love. Wow.

I worked at Proctor and Gamble about 7 or 8 years ago. My first night there was a nightmare. I had crisco oil up to my eyelids, the machinery had backed up and I was literally drowning in smelly crisco oil. On my last break, I went to the shack as we called it and phoned my son to tell him I was quitting. I kept going on and on about how I couldn't take it one more minute. There was another man in the shack and I guess he had been listening to my rantings. When I hung up with my son, he was staring me right in the eye and said, "don't quit" "you will get used to the job and I'll help you when you need help." He had the most beautiful eyes. He ended up being my husband and he passed away January 6, 2007, two days after he held my daughters first child. I loved him at first sight and he loved me at first sight too. It was the strangest thing. I never felt it before him or after and probably never will. He was truly my soul mate. I feel cheated so many times because God took him from me but I know I will be with him again someday. I wish you and your wife, children and grandchildren nothing but happiness.


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MickeySr 5 years ago from Hershey, Pa. Author

lisadpreston,

Thank you very much for your kind and generous words. I know it's just a common everyday phrase that we all say, but personally, I don't feel or think I was 'lucky' at all - I think God brought me all the way from the other side of the country to be with Pixie . . . I do believe it was a 'love at first sight', because I think we were made for each other . . . it was ordained.

I'm sorry to hear you've been separated for a bit from your love - but I think I'm more happy to hear that you have that great love . . . not too many seem to ever have it.

Two other hubs I've written, that I think you might enjoy, pertain to just the thins you mention in your comments ~

http://hubpages.com/literature/Logismos-The-Season...

and

http://hubpages.com/relationships/The-Most-Married...


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Stephdiva 5 years ago from New york

Thanx 4 that.Congrats 2 u.I nad love zt first site.I posted abt it.Maybe u can give ur take on it.thanx.


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lisadpreston 5 years ago from Columbus, Ohio

Hi, I will surely read the links. You were certainly blessed by God, the proof is before us. Lucky was a bad choice of words. It makes my heart happy to know that marriage does work and love works right along with it. You both are rare in these modern times and you set an excellent example. She is a beauty I must say and you weren't too shabby either.LOL.All my love to you both.


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MickeySr 5 years ago from Hershey, Pa. Author

Stephdiva,

I'm going to be very direct and straight with you, because I'm a very direct and straightforward kind of guy - and you asked. But, before I'm very direct, let me illustrate my general take on things . . . love things. A lot of folks would name the movie "The Way We Were" as their favorite romantic love story - I hate it. They are so swept away with each other, they are so dizzyingly in love with each other, they just can't live without each other - except, they do!?

But because his work is more important to him than his relationship and because her political activism strains their relationship, he has an affair and they soon go their separate ways - to me, that's just not love. If you and this fellow you met years ago were in love, you would not have parted, you would have done whatever needed to be done to stay together.

And now, if he's engaged to another and kissing you, romantically, I would tell you that you need to find a man who would never get engaged to someone else after having met you and a man who would not be kissing someone other than the one he's engaged to. Everyone makes mistakes, we all fall short, nothing works-out just as we would like it to - but you need to at least start with a man, a real man, who will not let you go and who is only and always faithful to the woman he is with.

I married a girl way out of my league, far above what I reasonably should have been aiming at - but I won her because I made it clear to her that I loved her . . . not by having great sex with her, not by being so cute she couldn't resist me, etc - I won her because I made it clear to her that I would be devoted to her for the rest of my life.

And now, so far, 3 of our many daughters have gotten married and I told each groom at the alter before I gave my little girl's hand to them the same thing - 'your life's work now is to keep my daughter, your wife, happy . . . that is your purpose now'. Every woman deserves that, every woman deserves a man - but too many settle for a punk.

http://hubpages.com/relationships/The-Most-Married...


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Stephdiva 5 years ago from New york

Thank u 4 being honest.We agreed to meet 2 see face 2 face I never intended on anything.happenin bcuz he brings her up in convo & talks abt her on facebook.I was shocked &taken aback.I can never be with him.He loves da streets 2 much.It wont work & he wudnt wanna hurt me.I dont think he is in love like he tries to convey.We havent spoke since da other day


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itakins 4 years ago from Irl

Beautiful -I love this .How Blessed are you both and your family.


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MickeySr 4 years ago from Hershey, Pa. Author

itakins ~ thank you . . . I believe I am blessed, and am very thankful.


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sen.sush23 4 years ago from Kolkata, India

MickeySr, that is short but sweet. I agree it is difficult not to fall in love with such a beautiful person, at the first sight. But then, looking at you, from her angle, it must have been just as easy for her to fall in love with you! You are two wonderful people made for each other-sometimes God or love does work wonders, and the rest man must do. As I understand, you two did with your life. Voted up.


mercy 4 years ago

I can't thank you enough for all that you have done for me. About a year ago I my partner split up, we had both made BIG mistakes in our relationship. He ended up moving away from me to pursue a new life. I knew in my heart that he would be the only one to make me happy. I was relieved when I found your email on a site about what you have done. I requested 3 to 4 day casting of the reunite us love spell and within 4days mark company had relocated him back to our hometown where I still lived. We immediately reconnected and move in with each other. Our wedding date is set for Summer 2012. Expect to see your invite in the mail!.thanks to upesaspelltemple@yahoo.com

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