How I Fell In Love

Love is pure

Nothing is better than falling in love.
Nothing is better than falling in love.

How I Fell In Love

My freshman year in High School was a year that I would never forget. I was new to this school and did not know many people. I was quickly accepted though and by the end of the first semester I had a new best friend and a new girlfriend. This girlfriend was just a passing school girlfriend; there was never anything in it and we quickly broke up. Then I went to the homecoming dance.

It started out just like any other dance, music played and people danced. I was leaning up against the wall talking with some of my new friends while I sat out this particular song. Suddenly the doors to the gym opened and in walked three girls. The first two I didn’t really pay any mind to but the last girl to walk in, well, she took my breath away. Just like in the movies, time slowed down. As she walked in I caught her eye and smiled at her; she smiled back. A different type of music filled my ears and my heart, and I was done for.

The dance continued normally, I checked her out from a distance until I got the nerve up to ask her for a dance. I approached her with hesitant confidence, to be perfectly honest with you I was extremely nervous as she was (and still is) the most beautiful girl I have ever seen. No other woman before or since has taken my breath away. I asked her for the dance and much to my amazement, she accepted.

The song that played was “I Swear” by All-4-One, a beautiful song of love. Well as they always do, the dance ended and everyone went home. I was so excited to go back to school and see this girl again. But alas I would be disappointed. I didn’t see her again for a year.

In tenth grade the same thing happened. I went to the homecoming dance thinking very little about this girl at this point. Then once again, she walked in the gym following her sisters. Once more she took my breath away and I again had to work up the courage to ask her for a dance. By the time I asked her it was a slow song. We danced, holding each other so close. I could feel her heart beating, rhythmically and steady as mine raced. She smelled just like heaven and it just felt right being in each others arms. The song we danced to was none other than “I Swear” by All-4-One.

Another year passed and I played football this time. I met my Earth Angel on the football field as she watched the game. During the game two other very pretty girls asked for my phone number which I gave. When I saw her again, my heart skipped a beat. I had more courage at this point and decided to go talk to her. She spoke in such a manner that her speech reminded me of an angel. I asked her if she was going to the dance tonight and she said no. Apparently her parents weren’t going to let her because she didn’t have a date. “I could take you if you want.” I offered

She said yes and gave me her phone number. Since I had no paper to write on I committed her number to memory by repeating it several times in my head. Just like 8675309, oh yeah, I remember. That evening an hour after I got home, I called her. Needless to say she was surprised that I had called. She obviously didn’t see me write down her phone number and feared I would forget it. So to the dance we went. It was a wonderful dance, because I danced with her all night long. If I died at this moment, I would envision heaven to be that particular dance. There was nothing else on my mind but her and me in happy unison. Again we danced to “I Swear” by All-4-One. That weekend I asked her to go horseback riding with me and she accepted. We started to date on that day.  We are still together to this day.

That is how I fell in love. She is the only girl I have ever truly loved.

All-4-One "I Swear"

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Comments 32 comments

ralwus 7 years ago

Wesley, this is a great story and I am so glad for you. I would remove that phone number though. Someone just may use it and pester who ever answers it. Weird people abound ya know? Love is grand! peace my friend


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dohn121 7 years ago from Hudson Valley, New York

A wonderful story, Wesley. Was this the girl you ended up marrying? Ha, I get the number thing! It's from the song,"Jenny" from the 80's! I'm quite sure it's safe to post. Stories like these are great to tell the grand-kids. I'm not sure if you've read it yet, but if you have the time, please check out a story I wrote that's right up your alley:

http://hubpages.com/literature/Reba-Ashkar

I'd appreciate it if you do. Reba-Ashkar is actually an anagram for the girl's real name. Keep up the great work Wesley! I look forward to reading more.


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wesleycox 7 years ago from Back in Texas, at least until August 2012 Author

Ralwus: Thank you for the comments. That number is from the song Jenny.

Dohn: I'll get over there and take a look. Thanks for the comments


Pachuca213 7 years ago

This was a beautiful and well written story. What a wonderful love story to share. Yours is truly special. =) Thanks for posting it!


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wesleycox 7 years ago from Back in Texas, at least until August 2012 Author

Thank you JJ, I appreciate the comments.


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maggs224 7 years ago from Sunny Spain

I loved this hub, what a romantic story and the song is lovely too


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advisor4qb 7 years ago from On New Footing

You are such a romantic! Your wife is very lucky!


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Tamarii2 7 years ago from NEW YORK

Wow,this kind of love story makes you want to read it over and over.Romance.This is a wonderful hub.Enjoying your writing.Peace.


badcompany99 7 years ago

Wesley that brought a smile to the Captains face, Bravo for writing it and good on you for you sharing it, I wish yu both continued lasting love !


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wesleycox 7 years ago from Back in Texas, at least until August 2012 Author

Maggs: Needless to say that is my wife's and my song. I think back to our first meeting everytime I read it.

Advisor: Actually I am the lucky one that she has put up with me this long.

Tamarii2: Thank you for liking my writing, and feel free to read this anytime you want to.

Badco: Thank you for the wonderful comment. Thanks for the wish.


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I*n*v*i*c*t*u*s 7 years ago

Beautiful story, Wesley! Love to here a great love story!


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wesleycox 7 years ago from Back in Texas, at least until August 2012 Author

Thank you for reading my love story. I find it to be special that my wife and I met so long ago, eventually fell in love, got married and are still together today.


564626 7 years ago

Love is beautiful


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wesleycox 7 years ago from Back in Texas, at least until August 2012 Author

Yes it is.


Useful Knowledge 7 years ago

Thank you for sharing your love story. Thae song I Swear was my wedding song. I know you are a wonderful husband as well as a great father.


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wesleycox 7 years ago from Back in Texas, at least until August 2012 Author

Useful Knowledge you are welcome and the song is a most beautiful song that promises a lot. Thank you for visiting.


Crazdwriter 7 years ago

I love that song and that is a great story. I actually married my very first boyfriend who I met Freshman year. Funny how you never expect love to come and find you like that huh?


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Clara Ghomes 7 years ago

Nice hub with nice story. I like it. And hope same thing happen with me as in your story. good keep writing.


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wesleycox 7 years ago from Back in Texas, at least until August 2012 Author

Crazd: that song is still great to this day, love does have a way of sneaking up on you

Clara: Thank you and it will I am sure.


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prasetio30 7 years ago from malang-indonesia

thanks for share your experience finding "love". I think you have found it.


\Brenda Scully 7 years ago

love love love.... i love reading other peoples love stories


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wesleycox 7 years ago from Back in Texas, at least until August 2012 Author

Prasetio30: Thank you for reading my story.

Brenda: I loved living this story and am glad that you loved reading it.


rednckwmn 7 years ago

I met my husband in high school. it took 5 years, but we ended up married. great to read a happy ending, and that you still are in love!!


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wesleycox 7 years ago from Back in Texas, at least until August 2012 Author

Redneckwmn: I am glad that you liked my love story, and thanks for reading.


poetlorraine 7 years ago

you are a lovely man..... your wife is a lucky lady for sure. Are you listening to this together now.,.,,,,, i am liking it i am listening to it now


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wesleycox 7 years ago from Back in Texas, at least until August 2012 Author

Soon, soon I'll be on my way, planes are delayed.


poetlorraine 7 years ago

oh no..... well i'll be thinking of the two of you listening to your favourite song....


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dawnM 6 years ago from THOUSAND OAKS

very cute and sweet and who could get that number out of their head. Just reading it brough back memories of it...lol


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wesleycox 6 years ago from Back in Texas, at least until August 2012 Author

Thank you for reading. I'm glad to have caused another great memory.


xoxoxo-lover 5 years ago

very lucky to be inlove...hope you guy slast forever!


Jaz in Hawaii 5 years ago

Wow, what a touching story! I could somehow relate. Thanks for sharing. From the comments, I see that you guys had gotten married, also. Very beautiful.


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wesleycox 5 years ago from Back in Texas, at least until August 2012 Author

Thank you for commenting, yes we got married right after high school and are still married and happy today.

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