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Sunday, November 02, 2008

The Day We Met - Finale

Part I / Part II / Part III / Part IV / Part V


Dave - sailing off the coast of Central America - 1995

Me on a dock on Isla Mujeres - 1995

As we walked toward each other that morning on the dock, neither of us would have guessed that I would never make it to the orphanage. Instead there would be a haircut, a breakfast, an invitation to stay for the weekend, an afternoon sail to the lake, a shrimp dinner, a foot rub, a skinny dip, an all night talk, a sunrise, a call home, a 500 mile sail back to the States, a worried mom, a message waiting in Belize, a stopover in Havana, another all night talk (or two or three), another sunrise (or two or three), a homecoming in Miami, a borrowed Buick, a drive cross country, an acknowledgment of love, a stopover in Montana, another skinny dip, a puppy in Salt Lake, a camping trip in California, a proposal, a wedding, a baby, a house, a business, another baby, a cat, another baby, another cat (or two or three), a 10 year anniversary in Guatemala, and another baby. That just about brings us up to speed.

And with the passing of each of the above mentioned events, I have fallen more deeply in love with the man I met on the Rio Dulce. The man I call my husband, the father of my children, my soul mate, and my very best friend. I love you, Dave.

Waiting out Hurricane Allison on Isla Mujeres, Mexico - 1995


The Booth's said...

Yay! I'm first to post this time! What a lovely story. I stalked your blog every day looking forward to the next post. :)

lawtrix said...

I loved reading your story. I remember how crazy I thought you were at the time - man, did it work out well for you! You guys are a truly great love story (and not just the romantic beginning, but the whole shebang).

Owlhaven said...

What a GREAT story!! Thanks so much for sharing!


Beulah said...

=) I've been semi-stalking too. I just couldn't wait for the end! How romantic and fun. Isn't it great when a little chance works into a great adventure?

Carol said...

Loved your story, Heather! Very romantic and exciting! Glad you shared it!

Anonymous said...

Wow, Heather, that is just amazing, deep, wonderful...there is nothing like true love...and such an exotic story. Now, how can I turn a fraternity party into something romantic...well, it worked for us...just not that interesting to others!

Recently my post went private, I panicked about privacy...I may relax when I get LOA, but for now I am figuring out how to invite people to the you know if there is a way to do this without having an email address. I'll figure it out or just go public again when I calm down!

Take Care,
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mom260224 said...

It was the legs that caught him :) Thank you, thank you, thank you! I'm passing the story along to Ainsley. (Just, please God, no all nighters with strange guys on a boat in Central America and, Heaven help me, no skinny dipping for my girl!)

My love story is much less dramatic but after 22 years I'd still rather spend time with Mr. Amazing than anyone!

I Love you Stewart's!!!