I Married My Childhood Sweetheart - 30 Years Later

Nick's old school satchel
Nick's old school satchel | Source

The Phone Call

I took a deep breath and dialed the number; my palms were sweaty and my heart was thumping.

What if ‘HE’ answers it? Will I be able to speak?

My mouth is dry.

What do I do if it’s a female voice?

A mans voice: “Hello?”

“Hello, is that Nick?”

“Yes”

“It’s a blast from the past! - It’s Lesley”

“Les? xxxxxx Hell! - How are you?”

If he had said “Les who?” then it would have been a different story!

School Days

Over 40 years ago, when we were both 16 years old and at school, Nick was my first official boyfriend (Mum said I couldn’t have a boyfriend until I was 16!).

I remember he was tall and skinny, I loved his sense of humour and I loved his smile.

It was pretty serious stuff for our age. He bought me a beautiful necklace for my 16th birthday, and wrote my name all over his school books and satchel.

But he was "stubborn" and I was "difficult". We broke up with each other several times, and then always got back together. That is until the last time, when we broke up, went our separate ways, and moved on with our lives.

I had kept the necklace he bought me for my 16th Birthday
I had kept the necklace he bought me for my 16th Birthday | Source

30 Years Later

30 years later and I had been widowed 10 years, with two wonderful grown up children.

I chose not to date anybody; I spent 10 years rebuilding my life and my childrens' lives, building a new career and a new home.

I was happy with my life again, I felt in control and everything was ticking along nicely.

Nick and I hadn’t seen each other since the school days, but I’d never forgotten him. In fact, there were occasions when I’d wake up in the morning and think ‘I’ve dreamt about Nick again’.

An old mutual friend told me Nick had been widowed; I was so sorry and sad to hear this and decided I would contact him.

Finding his telephone number was easy. He still lived in the same town.

Now, here I was phone in hand talking to an old boyfriend of 30 years ago.

Suddenly, everything changed!

Old School Books: Nick, Les and the favourite football team
Old School Books: Nick, Les and the favourite football team | Source

Nick had also heard that I had been widowed; we both expressed an understanding at our loss. He said that he too had thought to contact me, but I had moved away and he had no idea where I lived.

We went on to chat about all kinds of things, I remember laughing a lot, I don’t know what was said, it went by in a beautiful hazy blur!

The phone call was very strange; it was almost like an "out of body experience"!

I put the phone down and looked at the children, then aged 19 years and 25 years, and said “This is HUGE!”.

They looked at me in complete bewilderment “What is?”

“It’s Nick - so, it is just huge!!”

(They must have thought I’d gone mad!)

Their Mum was never going to be the same again!

After several phone calls Nick and I decided to meet for coffee.

We arranged to meet in a town which was halfway for both of us, at 11.00 outside a bank.

There was a lot of debate on how we would recognise each other, but finally decided we would both take mobile phones and would phone each other as we approached the meeting place!

Old School Book: "I LIKE LES" - in several languages!
Old School Book: "I LIKE LES" - in several languages! | Source
Old School Book: "I LUV LES"
Old School Book: "I LUV LES" | Source
Old School Book: Lesley on the brain
Old School Book: Lesley on the brain | Source

The Meeting

I was early, too early.

So I tried to walk slowly but I still got there too soon.

It’s just round the next corner...

I dialled the number,

My heart was thumping, my knees like jelly….

“Are you in position?”

“Les, I’m here”

I looked up, there he was, I would know him anywhere, that ‘stance’ - leaning against the wall transported me back 30 years!

We embraced and kissed, it was the most natural thing in the world to do.

We walked by the river holding hands and talked.

We talked about old times and new times, we talked about everything.

I knew even then, that I still loved him.

We’d both married and known happiness and love, we’d both known great sadness, and endured the pain of loss and loneliness. Yet, we still hadn’t forgotten each other.

I still had the necklace he bought me for my 16th Birthday.

He still had his school satchel with my name etched on it.

What a surprise, when we looked inside there was my name on all his books, even inside his old school cap!

Always and Forever

We got married a few months later in the year 2000, and what an emotional day it was.

Our family and friends were so happy for us and that made the day even more special.

We knew we had special feelings for each other all those years ago, but the time then wasn’t right for us.

Now - it is our time.

For my darling Nick, I love you more than you will ever know.

Flying Without Wings

"Flying Without Wings" is our song; it was released just before we met. It was as if it had been written for us, as these words convey exactly how we both felt!

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J.S.Matthew 5 years ago from Massachusetts, USA

What a beautifully inspiring Hub! I guess you are soul mates destined to be together! Thanks for sharing.

JSMatthew~


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WillStarr 5 years ago from Phoenix, Arizona

Congratulations, and may you love each other always.


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Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom Author

Hi J S Matthew, it still seems surreal! yes I think we were always meant to be together! thank you for dropping by, take care.


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Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom Author

Hi WillStarr, always good to see you, Thank you for reading our story. Till next time, take care.


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Ashantina 5 years ago

This is such a beautiful love story! Im sooo happy for you :)


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Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom Author

Hi Ashantina, yes it's wonderful!!! thank you


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Dexter Yarbrough 5 years ago from United States

Wow! What a lovely story and beautiful start to the day. May the two of you live to love each other forever!


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Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom Author

Hi Dexter, thank you for your kind words, we are so fortunate to have found each other again. Thank you and take care.


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Jo Frank 5 years ago

Hi movie master...what a nice love story.Thanks for sharing and looking forward to reading more of your hubs, they are so inspiring.


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Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom Author

Hi Jo, even now I have to pinch myself sometimes to make sure I'm not dreaming!! thank you for your lovely comments, have a great day!


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neakin 5 years ago

This is one of the best Hubs I have read so far! Thanks for sharing such an AWESOME Hub!


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vocalcoach 5 years ago from Nashville Tn.

Your story plays like a beautiful movie with a very happy ending. I am so thrilled for you and Nick. May you both enjoy a long and joyous life together. :) vocalcoach


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Fossillady 5 years ago from Saugatuck Michigan

Love the mementos that you both kept, that is really special. Great story and I'm happy for you, from one widow to another, God bless


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Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom Author

Hi neakin, what a compliment thank you so much, I have loved this opportunity to share our wonderful story.


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Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom Author

Hi vocalcoach, thank you for your lovely comments and best wishes, we're so happy, we're enjoying life and it's great!


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Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom Author

Hi Fossillady, I just could never bring myself to part with that necklace! we'd both kept love letters for a long time and I had kept a photo of Nick as well! thank you for reading and your words, take care.


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Pamela99 5 years ago from United States

Your love story is fantastic! I am so happy for your and your new husband. I am glad you told us this happy love story.


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Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom Author

Hi Pamela99, I loved sharing our love story with you, we think it's special! and it's great to be so happy, it's the old cliché - I want to shout it from the rooftops!!!


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KoffeeKlatch Gals 5 years ago from Sunny Florida

I love a good love story. True love wins out in the end. Great inspiring story.


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myi4u 5 years ago from United Kingdom

Sweet! It's amazing that those old school books are still in good condition. Must be very nice and sweet memories.... Best wishes!


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Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom Author

Hi KKG, Yes, isn't it great! we are still a couple of love-birds! thanks for stopping, have a great day!


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Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom Author

Hi myi4u, yes I couldn't believe it when Nick first showed me his satchel, I could remember him wearing his school cap and carrying that satchel when he use to meet me from school all those years ago! thanks for calling in and following, I am dropping in to see you now!


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dearabbysmom 5 years ago from Indiana

So wonderful to hear a real-life happy ending, where the people involved did not hurt anyone else to be together. May you have years of happiness!


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Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom Author

Hi dearabbysmom, yes isn't it lovely to hear a happy story, I have so enjoyed sharing ours! thank you for your best wishes.


A.CreativeThinker 5 years ago

Wow, this is such a romantic story Movie Master. Thanks

for sharing it with us. :)

Regards,

A.CreativeThinker


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Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom Author

Hi A Creative Thinker, My plesure, really enjoyed sharing our story, thanks for dropping by and hope to seeing you again.


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anglnwu 5 years ago

What a beautiful story and I'm glad it ends well for you and Nick. Many happy years together!


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Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom Author

Hi anginwu, thank you for reading our story and for your best wishes, have a lovely day, take care.


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marcoujor 5 years ago from Jeffersonville PA

Movie Master,

This is a touchingly beautiful love story of two soulmates destined to be together. I am so happy for you, my friend.

Have a beautiful weekend, mar.


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Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom Author

Hi mar, yes I think we were always meant to be together, and it's great!!! thank you for dropping by, I always love to see you, have a great weekend!


Sueswan 5 years ago

Hi Movie Master,

Your hub moved me to tears. What a beautiful love story.

You and Nick are a testament that true love does prevail.

Many more happy years to the both of you.


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Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom Author

Hi Sueswan, thank you for your lovely comments, it's quite a story and we have loved sharing it! Have a lovely day!


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Kamalesh050 5 years ago from Sahaganj, Dist. Hooghly, West Bengal, India

Hi Movie Master, It's a Beautiful love story with a very happy ending. My heartiest Congratulation to you and Nick. May you have a very peaceful and exciting life together for years and years to come. May Heaven's choicest Blessings be showered on you and your family.

Best Wishes to you all,

Kamalesh


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Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom Author

Hi Kamalesh, I have loved sharing our love story, even now it sometimes seems surreal:-) Thank you from both Nick and I for your warm, kind words and best wishes. See you soon.


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QudsiaP1 5 years ago

Such a wonderful thing life can be, to reunite two soul mates when the time was right and when they truly understood the value of each other. This was wonderful. Thank you for sharing this. You are very lucky and may the two of you be happy together always.


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Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom Author

Hi Qudsia, we consider ourselves to be so fortunate to have found each other again, I guess it's all about timing.

Thank you so much for visiting and your best wishes, I have enjoyed sharing our story with you.

Thank you for your follow and I look forward to sharing many hubs to come, take care.


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DTroth 5 years ago from My Little Hole In The Wall, HubPages, USA

This is so beautifully written, Duckie. A true fairy tale with a happily ever after. I love it. My eyes are "leaking" (that's what my brother used to say when he cried as a kid). Tears of happiness that after all those years you again found the love you once had together. Tears of sadness for the loss of your spouses. And a few tears for myself. I'm having a pity party. Beer in one hand, keyboard in the other. *I feel like "Debbie Downer" from Saturday Night Live right now.* hehe (:

Quite a journey you both had! Thank you, Duckie, for sharing this touching and very personal part of your life with the rest of us. (:

You are very blessed to have found true, everlasting love, even if it did take 30 years.

Much love and many hugs,

Diana


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Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom Author

Hi Diana my duck, quite a story eh? sometimes I still can't believe it, those first few months we were so up in the clouds, we were out of control!

After much sadness and grief we have found happiness again!

Many thanks for dropping by, lots of hugs x


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homesteadbound 5 years ago from Texas

What a wonderful love story. It's wonderful that after all those years ... Wow! I just can't find the words ... almost makes me want to cry and I am definitely not a cryer. So, I just do a deeep contented sigh. New love is grand. And then new love of an old love -- must be even grander!


SJmorningsun25 5 years ago

How beautiful! Thank you for sharing such a wonderful story.


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Sunshine625 5 years ago from Orlando, FL

Awwwww...so beautiful, amazing, wonderful!! Thank you for sharing your lovely story :))


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Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom Author

Hi homesteadbound, it's quite a story isn't it? Nick and I still get very emotional and tearful about it all!!

Thank you so much for dropping by, I have loved sharing the story with you.

Best wishes.


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Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom Author

Hello SJmorningsun25, I have really enjoyed sharing our story, thank you for dropping by and your comments, I appreciate it, take care.


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Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom Author

Hello Sunshine, I was amazed that Nick still had his satchel and he was amazed I still had the necklace...

Thank you for dropping by it's always lovely to see your smile and thanks for your comments, my best wishes to you.


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Sunshine625 5 years ago from Orlando, FL

There was a reason you both still had those items. I love it!!! Who is the adorable girl in your avatar photo?


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2uesday 5 years ago from - on the web, I am 2uesday.

It is nice to read about this true life romantic story bringing you happiness.


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jacqui2011 5 years ago from Leicester, United Kingdom

What a fantastic true love story. You both went through heartache and pain and found each other again. Sounds like you were both destined to be together. Best wishes for the future.


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Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom Author

Hello Sunshine, yes I think perhaps it was all meant to be...

The little girl in the avatar photo is me! It's an old photo I restored, taken in my nanny's garden, I was about 6 years old!

Thank you again for dropping by, have a great weekend:-)


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Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom Author

Hi 2uesday, I'm glad you've enjoyed reading our story, I've enjoyed sharing it!

Thank you for your comments, you're very kind, take care.


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Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom Author

Hello jacqui, yes I am convinced we were supposed to be together!

Many thanks for dropping by and your best wishes, it's nice to see you, take care.


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blessingsforlife 5 years ago

Movie Master, I love your story. There is a time for everything and your time is now. There is a saying that goes "love is sweeter the second time around". I believe that is how you both feel.


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anupma 5 years ago from India

I must say- Greatest hub and the most beautiful and inspiring love story I ever heard. Really very hear-touching, I understand what is the importance of true love in life.You know the best thing in your story is LOVE NEVER ENDS, it remains in the corner of our heart and time to time it realizes us that still I (love)exists.

Other main thing is that true lovers cant be separated.. . as you people meet. I vote it up. It is awesome, beautiful and interesting.


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Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom Author

Hello blessingsforlife, I agree the time has to be right, and it wasn't right for us all those years ago...

Thank you so much for reading our story and your lovely comments, take caare.


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Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom Author

Hello anupma, thank you so much for reading our story and your kind words, it's very much appreciated, my best wishes to you from both Nick and myself.


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nasseralabdali 5 years ago from Saudi Arabia

What a heartfelt story, I love it! true love never dies. Thank you for sharing. I really enjoyed it! Nasser.


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Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom Author

Hello Nasser, I guess true love lasts forever!

Thank you so much for reading our story, I'm glad you enjoyed it, best wishes.


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Alecia Murphy 5 years ago from Wilmington, North Carolina

I love your hub! It was beautifully written as well.


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Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom Author

Hello Alecia, thank you for reading our story, I'm glad you enjoyed it!

Many thanks for your comments, best wishes.


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delmer47 5 years ago from Nebraska

Beautiful....:-)


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Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom Author

Hello Delmer, thank you for reading our story, I'm glad you enjoyed it!

Thank you for your comments, best wishes.


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MonetteforJack 5 years ago from Tuckerton, NJ

Aww ... this is so aww ... kind of hub. I voted up and clicked everything! Yeah, useful because it is inspiring. I laughed when you narrated about the phone call and your kids looked at you kinda weird. I just could picture you and them :) I really love this hub. I am aiming for forever with my own Jack. Thanks!


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Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom Author

Hello Monette, yes my children thought I'd gone nuts!

Thank you so much for dropping by and your great comments, I've enjoyed sharing our story and I'm glad you enjoyed reading.

My very best wishes to both you and Jack.


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Happyboomernurse 5 years ago from South Carolina

What a beautiful, real life love story. So glad that you reached out to Nick at a time that was ripe for rekindling your high school romance and how amazing that you both kept tokens from the past. Love the photos of the items that were kept, especially the old school satchel. Thanks so much for sharing this. Voted up, beautiful, awesome and interesting.


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Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom Author

Hi Happyboomernurse, at last it seemed the time was right for us! Thank you for reading our story and your wonderful comments and vote, it means a great deal to me, best wishes.


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suzettenaples 5 years ago from Taos, NM

What a beautiful story! I am so happy for both of you. Thank goodness you nervously dialed that number so many years ago. Look what happened! I always think positively and think things will work out for the best, but this is a great story! I love the photos and how you presented it.


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Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom Author

Hi suzette, I don't know how I plucked up the courage to make that phone call! thank goodness I did:-)

I'm so glad you enjoyed our story, thank you for your very kind comments, take care and have a great day.


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ubanichijioke 5 years ago from Lagos

Wow! Wow!! Wow!!! Such a sweet true life story brought tears of joy to my eyes. You re sweet. I love everything from beginning to the end. Be blessed


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Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom Author

Hi ubanichijioke, it's always good to see you and I hope all is well with you.

Thank you for reading our story and your fabulous comments.

Take care and my best wishes to you, MM.


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tsmog 5 years ago from Escondido, CA

Alright Movie Master. You just got'ta, I mean you got'ta post a Youtube vid we can listen to while reading this. I know there is a special song, come on now!

What a _______________ story. My emotions are all twisted in a knot both ecstatic for you and Nick and being transported in time. Give him a 'guy' nudge for me. Wow! You are a courageous women, temptress of fate, a regular dare devil. Good for you!


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Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom Author

Hi tsmog, there is a special song, I don't know why I didn't include it before! I will add it thank you.

Nick appreciated the 'guy' nudge! and thank you from both of us for your fabulous comments.

Take care, MM


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mary615 5 years ago from Florida

I'd like to link this Hub with my new poem Her First Sweetheart". It's about a man and woman getting together after 30 years! Their romance doesn't end in a beautiful way such as yours, though. Yours is such a sweet love story, I love it. Regards, Mary


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Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom Author

Hello Mary, it's nice to meet you, thank you for the link, I have just visited your hub, the poem is beautiful.

Thank you for reading our story, I'm glad you enjoyed it.

Best wishes MM


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mary615 5 years ago from Florida

Hi, Your story is so similar to mine, but yours has a very happy ending, I'm happy for you! I look forward to following you.


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Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom Author

Hello Mary, we are so lucky to have found each other again!

Many thanks for the follow, and I look forward to following you, see you again soon, best wishes MM


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thelyricwriter 5 years ago from West Virginia

All the way across and up MM. This was such a great story. If I was able, I would make a movie about it all. It is that sweet and special MM. I couldn't be more happier for you and thanks for sharing such an inspirational story. I voted funny because it is funny how things work out. You can't deny the Lord's work. Sometimes, we just don't see it til later. This has truly brightened my day. This is special. I am so happy for you.


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Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom Author

Hi TLW - and your visit and comments have made my day!

Somehow I always knew Nick and I would be together one day and it's wonderful!

Best wishes and thank you. MM


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bell du jour 5 years ago from Ireland

Hi MM, This is the kind of love story that lifts your heart:-)

Bell


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Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom Author

Hello bell, thank you for following the link here and reading our story, your comments are much appreciated, best wishes MM


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mckbirdbks 5 years ago from Emerald Wells, Just off the crossroads,Texas

Hello Movie Master, I am so glad that your new poetry guided me here. What a precious story, told with charm and panache.


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Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom Author

Hello Mike, thank you for following the link to our story and for your lovely comments, best wishes MM


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kikalina 5 years ago from Europe

how sweet. I almost cried.


Sunnie Day 5 years ago

Dear MM,

This is one that brought tears of joy. I am truly a hopeless romantic and this just touched my heart so..I am so happy you and Nick found love or I should say it found you both once more. So precious and proves love WILL have its way..

Love and best wishes always,

Sunnie


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Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom Author

Hi kikalina, thank you for reading our story, best wishes MM


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Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom Author

Hello Sunnie, I think perhaps we were always meant to be together, I guess 'now' is our time and we are both so happy!

Thank you so much for your comments and best wishes, take care MM


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your cybersister 5 years ago from Just relocated from Florida to the mountains of North Carolina

I am a hopeless romantic and adore hearing love stories like yours. How touching (and telling) that both of you had hung on to keepsakes from your earlier time together. My husband is also a blast from my past (we reconnected after about eighteen years) and, like you, I feel that now is the time we were meant to share.


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Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom Author

Hello cybersister, how lovely to hear your love story too, that's wonderful, we are both so lucky!!

Thank you for your comments, have a great day, best wishes MM


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Ivona Poyntz 4 years ago from UK

Fantastic story with a real feel good factor.


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Movie Master 4 years ago from United Kingdom Author

Hi Ivona, thank you for stopping by and reading our story. Glad you enjoyed it!

Best wishes Lesley


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Charlotte B Plum 4 years ago

Soooooo sweet! I love this story, in fact I am just so happy for you!I hope you and Nick grow to love each other more and more!


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Movie Master 4 years ago from United Kingdom Author

Hi Charlotte, thank you for reading our story and your lovely comment, I am so pleased you enjoyed it!

Take care and best wishes Lesley


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Suelynn 4 years ago from Manitoba, Canada

Lesley: I LOVE your story - got goosebumps reading it. True love never dies and it's interesting how there is enough love to go around! Now I feel all emotional and compelled to write my love story - I will in time! BIG hugs to you and so happy for you both and for your children. Voted up and across the board. :)


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Movie Master 4 years ago from United Kingdom Author

Hello Sue, thank you for reading our story - I hope you write your own story one day, I will look forward to reading it.

Many thanks for the votes, have a wonderful weekend and see you soon, best wishes Lesley


Adam 4 years ago

That's a beautiful story. Perfect even.

I'm a huge romantic, and love to hear stories of true love triumphant. Though only being 21, it gives me hope knowing love happens at all ages even if it may be 30 years for me, It'll be worth it.


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Movie Master 4 years ago from United Kingdom Author

Thank you Adam for reading and your lovely comments, I hope you too find love one day....

Best wishes to you, Lesley


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Oscarlites 4 years ago from Alabama

Very Good Hub.. Yes I relate to the lost friends, the re meeting, and making the world a better place.. good things still happen!!


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Movie Master 4 years ago from United Kingdom Author

Hello Oscarlites, yes good things still happen!

Thank you so much for reading and your comments.

Best wishes Lesley


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M K Paul 4 years ago from India

I relate myself in your hub...Very romantic.


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Movie Master 4 years ago from United Kingdom Author

Hi M K Paul, thank you so much for stopping by and your comments, they are much appreciated - glad you enjoyed reading.

Best wishes Lesley


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MelChi 4 years ago from Cape Town, South Africa

This is hands down the most beautiful love story I have ever read! It just goes to show that some things are meant to be, and that true love never dies. Thank you so much for sharing this, you are a beautiful writer. Voted up, interesting, beautiful and awesome! :)


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Movie Master 4 years ago from United Kingdom Author

Hi MelChi, thank you for stopping by and your wonderful comments and votes, I'm so pleased you enjoyed our love story!

Best wishes Lesley


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Becky Bruce 4 years ago from San Diego, CA

Lesley, oh gosh I just love this! At 23, I'm still with my first love and high school sweetheart! There is just nothing like being with someone who you have known since before you even grew up! And after both of you dealt with a heartbreaking loss- you deserved finding each other again. And how sweet (and fun) that you both still had memorabilia from the 'old days'! Glad I found this gem of a hub, voting up :)


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Movie Master 4 years ago from United Kingdom Author

Hi Becky, thank you for stopping by, I'm so pleased you enjoyed reading.

It would seem we were meant to be together!

My best wishes to you and your first love, many thanks for your comments and votes, take care and best wishes Lesley


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prairieprincess 4 years ago from Canada

Movie Master, this is so beautiful! I know this is a bit late in commenting, but that is so amazing that you were able to find your love after all those years. Blessings to you!


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Movie Master 4 years ago from United Kingdom Author

Hi prairieprincess, thank you so much for reading our story and your comments, they are much appreciated!

Best wishes Lesley


Sheila 4 years ago

Hi Lesley,

I know how happy you are. I too was widowed and winded up reuniting with my first love. I too married my highschool sweetheart 30 years later and now feel so compete.. I've never felt so happy and whole!


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Movie Master 4 years ago from United Kingdom Author

Hi Sheila, thank you for stopping by and reading - I was delighted to read your comments, I'm so pleased you too have found love again and wish you both much happiness for the future.

Best wishes Lesley


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soconfident 4 years ago

That was beautiful. I wish I would run into my first crush one day


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Movie Master 4 years ago from United Kingdom Author

Hi soconfident, thank you for stopping by and your comments, they are much appreciated!

Best wishes Lesley


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ishwaryaa22 4 years ago from Chennai, India

Wow! This is one of the few best real-life love stories I have ever read! I am very happy for you & your Nick. Wishes both of you a lifetime of eternal happiness & togetherness. I enjoyed reading your fantabulous love story!

Thanks for SHARING. Beautiful, Awesome & Interesting. Voted up & Socially Shared


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Movie Master 4 years ago from United Kingdom Author

Hi ishwaryaa22, thank you for reading our story, I'm so pleased you enjoyed it!

Many thanks for your comments, votes and share, it's much appreciated.

Best wishes Lesley


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moonlake 4 years ago from America

What a beautiful story. Sixteen seems to be the time we fall in love and never forget that person. So glad you two got back together. Voted uP!


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Movie Master 4 years ago from United Kingdom Author

Hi moonlake, it's just wonderful we found each other and happiness again! thank you so much for reading our story and your votes.

Enjoy your day, best wishes Lesley


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Faith Reaper 4 years ago from southern USA

What a beautiful story. I married my high school sweetheart back then and we have been married for 34 years. This is an amazing write. Voted Way Up In His Love, Faith Reaper


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Movie Master 4 years ago from United Kingdom Author

Hi Faith Reaper, how wonderful to be married to your school sweetheart for 34 years!

Thank you for reading our story, your comments and votes are much appreciated, best wishes Lesley


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Globetrekkermel 4 years ago from CALIFORNIA

WOW!!!! This is so great!!Must be fate!!! Movie Master! WAY TOO COOL!!! I think no one ever forget their past loves be it first second ,third ,even the tenth etc.Let's face it, they have been part of anybody's life regardless how many years have passed.Memories will never go away.... Yours is a great example of a GREAT LOVE STORY, I LOVE IT.Voted you,thumbs up.


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Movie Master 4 years ago from United Kingdom Author

Hi Globetrekkermel, yes I think is was meant 'to be' I still have to pinch myself every now and then, it still feels surreal sometimes!!

Thank you so much for your wonderful comments and votes, they are much appreciated, best wishes Lesley


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Peggy W 4 years ago from Houston, Texas

Oh Lesley! What a sweet story of romance...actually romances plural, since you were both married and lost your mates...and then reunited with your high school sweetie. Obviously the fact that you both kept those items from the past meant a lot to both of you. So nice to hear happy endings...actually another beginning! I had never heard that song in the video...but how very appropriate! Up and beautiful votes.


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Movie Master 4 years ago from United Kingdom Author

Hi Peggy, Nick and I are a couple of softies, we still can't listen to 'our song' without bursting into tears!!

Thank you for reading our story and your lovely comments and votes.

Enjoy your day, best wishes Lesley


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Bettyoverstreet10 4 years ago from Vacaville, Ca.

What a great story! I have met several people who have either found an old love again or in some cases a friend told me of how their Mother got back with an old love. It is a wonderful experience even if it doesn't end up as love again. I had the opportunity of meeting an old love following a divorce in my 30s. He was still the same great guy I had loved as a teen, but wouldn't have fit as an adult. But so neat to get to meet him and his kids so many years later.


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Movie Master 4 years ago from United Kingdom Author

Hi Bettyoverstreet10, thank you for reading - I'm so pleased you enjoyed our story.

Many thanks for your comments, they are much appreciated.

Best wishes Lesley


Michelle M. 3 years ago

Such an inspirational true love story! I was 10 and my first love was 11 when we meet. He moved from the UK to the states. We were best of friends and soulmates very much in love. I was the first girl he bought jewelery for when I was 12. When he was 16 he returned to England to visit family and decided to stay. My heart was broken and we proceeded to write Love Letters for the next 10 years! I have them all still. We lost touch in our 30's...only for me to find him on Facebook after 25 years of not seeing each other. It's a dream come true! Neither of us has ever married nor forgotten each other. He took a leap of faith, sold his house and moved to the U.S. We are getting married in 2013. Our families and friends are thrilled we found our way back to each other. True love really does exist!


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Globetrekkermel 3 years ago from CALIFORNIA

WOW!! Michelle, there are still REAL LOVE STORIES around. !!!! so heartwarming to read...


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Movie Master 3 years ago from United Kingdom Author

Hello Michelle, what a perfect way to start my day! thank you for sharing your beautiful story.

I wish you and your future husband a happy and wonderful life together, I am sure everyone must be absolutely thrilled for you!

Many thanks for visiting, best wishes to you both, Lesley


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Movie Master 3 years ago from United Kingdom Author

Hi Globetrekkermel, I agree - Michelle's story is so heartwarming, I'm so pleased she shared it with us!

Take care, Lesley


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AudreyHowitt 3 years ago from California

Such a sweet and tender story! Thank you for sharing this with us!


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Theater girl 3 years ago from New Jersey

This is a wonderful story! Reaffirms the idea that it is never too late in life!


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Movie Master 3 years ago from United Kingdom Author

Hello Audrey, it's good to see you, I hope all is well with you, I'm so pleased you enjoyed our story.

Take care and best wishes, Lesley


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Movie Master 3 years ago from United Kingdom Author

Hello Theater girl, thank you for visiting and your comments, they are much appreciated!

Enjoy your day, best wishes Lesley

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