|HomeVacation PlannerLove StoriesDiscount CardMapsInsider's Guide|
- New Stories
- Editor's Choice
- Visitor's Choice
- First Love
- First Meeting
- Long Distance Love
- Second Chance
- Secret Love
- Special Occasion
- Summer Romance
- Timeless Love
Love Always Waits
Dedicated to Nancy Joe French
Submitted by David
We had been trying to be together for six years. I lived in LA, she in the San Francisco Bay Area. Three of those years we traveled north and south, by plane, by Harley, by car, whenever we could, staying as long as we could.
I asked for a way to pick up the 35 years I had lived in LA and be with her and I was led by a sailboat off the coast of Malibu.
We celebrated her birthday in Maui a place we both loved so much. I asked her to walk on the beach with me, and I, the person who "was never going to get married again", had tucked some cards and a diamond in a box in my bathing suit. I found a place, a rock, a beautiful view of the magnificent sea and sky of Hawaii and asked her to sit on the black lava rock and rest.
We had both lived a lot of years, been through a lot of relationships and our share of marriages….they all lead us to this place. She had no idea because I had been so adamant about never getting married again. I sat her down on the rock and knelt on one knee and asked her to be my wife.
She cried and was speechless and I held her in my arms and looked at the beach, and into her face, and the beauty of Maui and felt that, if there was a ‘heaven on earth", I had found it!
Earlier she had commented on the bulge in the back of my bathing suit. The bulge was these two beautiful cards that I now pulled out, telling her of my love and assuring her that she was the one I had been looking for all of my life. Through the tears of joy with the diamond now on her finger, she laughed at the way I hid the ring and the cards; we both cried.
On October 10, 2005 we were married by a Hawaiian Minister with a Maui photographer and Maui Musicians and a Maui video person at the exact same place, in this beautiful land of Aloha. She wore a beautiful white dress and I was barefoot in shorts and a shirt. We laughed and danced and sang to each other. We cried under that same beautiful Hawaiian Sunset in the face of the ocean and the sound of the waves.
Our time had come. We took the years we had lived, the relationships we had lived through, and our chance meeting on the internet, and became one.
We knew it was real. We knew it was for us. We knew that all that we had been and gone through had been for this incredible love that we now shared.
Love Always Waits! It waited for us and we are joyous!