Are you ready for a love story?
My husband and I grew up down the street from each other in California. We have siblings of similar age that were always hanging out and over at each other’s homes. Our mom’s were best friends. Any new household rule or chore was tested out in both homes, same goes for recipes (although my mom mostly just stole his mom’s recipes! She’s an awesome cook). We never were really around each other growing up per say. But there was always something about him that drew me to him. When we were 14 his family up and moved to Missouri. I still remember when they told me- in the car on the way home from school one day. My heart started racing and I realized how worried I was we’d lose contact. Over the course of their last week, I was at their house constantly
helping watching them pack. His sister and I were close, and she had the family video camera out one day to record all the final moments of the move. I had a master plan, I was going to make Jonathan promise me on video to come back and marry me when we’ve grown. And he did. He also made me a twisty tie ring, and sent me a postcard shortly after they got to Missouri. Both of which I held on to for years but upon getting my first boyfriend in college, had thrown them away (so sad!). He and I both went our separate ways, rarely keeping in contact except a few letters or emails (maybe twice a year at best) just saying “hey I’m at college!” and “hey I’m moving to China to teach english” (him not me) and “hey I got my mission call” (both of us). But it was always one sent, one replied and end of writing. Bored with my story yet?
Flash forward 8 years or so. We both returned from our church missions, and what do ya know? Facebook reunited us! Haha. Not kidding. Wish I were. The more we caught up and exchanged mission stories, the more I started digging through my old stuff to find any memoirs of us to tease him about. I had completely forgotten about the video… He had not. I found journal entries through out the years we were apart that would describe my feeling every time I heard from him. That “gut feeling” that he was special to me. Even through other relationships that were good but not great, my mind always came back to him.
And so, when I saw this saying on pinterest from a wedding reception sign, I knew I needed it somewhere for myself.
Here is my somewhere- master bedroom angled wall housing 2 wedding photos.
And here’s my vinyl creation:
The close up-
I used black vinyl, with red vinyl scribbles. The font is “ridiculous”, a free download from dafont.com and the hearts are from the “sweetheart” portfolio cd from silhouette. You may remember the scribble design from a previous project of mine, which are from the silhouette shop online from the designer Jamie Koay titled “Ink Marker” ($0.99).