My Six Word Love Story

You're still the one.

If you’re like me, you believe in making mistakes. If you’re like me, you would also do anything for your kids. Even foolish things, like go to Disneyland one week after giving birth and walk around a crowded amusement park for hours.

And then, there are instances in which you don’t think you’ve made a mistake. In fact, you’re certain there was no error in your ways. But there are those who try to convince you otherwise.

For instance, when I decided to get married.

Yes, I was fresh out of high school. Yes, I was young and naive. Who cares? Apparently, whole bunch of people. Or at least they did at the time. They told me I was making the biggest mistake of my life.

They told me my marriage would never last . . . We were too young. We didn’t understand complicated ‘adult’ relationships. We would end up getting divorced.

Others were convinced I was ruining my future. They thought I would never finish college. That neither one of us would have successful careers. That we’d be incapable of providing for our children because we ourselves were children.

Well, they were wrong.

Marrying the love from my youth was not a mistake. I won’t list the reasons I still love waking up to my best friend. There are too many to count–twenty years worth. Plus, I’ve gotta get back to nursing my little champ. That said, I’d like to leave you with a quick question:

Could you sum up your love story in six words?

If someone asked me to breakdown my relationship in just six words, I’d probably say:

He’s the only mistake worth repeating.



45 thoughts on “My Six Word Love Story

  1. That’s beautiful. There is so much cynicism about marriage, the possibility of a life spent loving another person. My husband and I also settled down young, and we have no regrets either. It’s funny though- my older kids are 20 and 22, and they have no interest in following in our footsteps πŸ˜‰


    1. Miriam, your story is encouraging and definitely a rare find these days. As for your kids deciding against the traditional route, that seems to be the trend for young adults. Lots of skepticism about the institution of marriage. Hope you had a lovely weekend!


    1. I knew you could relate. You got married young too, right? I wouldn’t be single if you paid me. On that note, you couldn’t pay me to go back to my twenties either. Hope the temps stay above zero, Kerry!


  2. This is beautiful Anka. Linda and I were also married young. Both of us were 20 and many of the same words were said to us. We just celebrated our 43 wedding anniversary on January 2. I guess my six words would be: “Life is better now than ever.”
    Congrats on your 20 years together and give the big guy a hug for me for being such a smart man. πŸ™‚


    1. Wow! Congratulations, Nelson. Forty three years is no small feat. Your story gives me hope for the next twenty years. Fortunately, I don’t think the grass is greener on the other side. I just think we need to take care of our own lawns better!


    1. Thanks for the inspiration, MJ! I truly believe the connections we have with our spouses only intensify. As long as we’re committed to fostering that love every day. By the way, hope you’re feeling better!


    1. Sounds like you married your best friend, too. It’s weird because some days I feel like I’ve been married FOREVER. Then, there are days I can’t believe I’m going on twenty years. Makes me feel kinda old!


  3. I’ll have to think about this question, but for now just wanted to say this post is lovely. Always so much advice, almost always based on partial pictures and anecdotal evidence! openness to the prospect there are many different ways to lead a fulfilled life is a beautiful thing to behold/experience.


    1. Deborah, you beat me! I wanted to stop by yesterday and read your post on fatigue. But life took over. You know how it goes.
      As for capturing your love story, I’m sure it would be hard to condense down to six short words. Still, you’re a clever lady. If you ever come up with a one liner let me know. For now, just get plenty of rest!


      1. Aww, thank you Anka ❀
        I might have to use words that included scalpel πŸ˜‰
        The concept reminded me of a tweet pitch contest–where you pitch your story to participating agents/publishers in tweet form–140 characters or less. πŸ˜€


  4. Aww you two. That is such a great story, thanks for sharing it with us. Made me smile a lot πŸ™‚ We def need more of love stories like this, to be reminded of the fact, that there is a lot of positive things & happenins in the world.
    (Btw i’m missing you on Twitter too! Would be awesome, if you decided to join the fun.)
    Xo, happy weekend darling.


    1. Oh Luchessa, I haven’t even created an account of Facebook. Guess I’m behind the times. By the way, I’ve meaning to stop by your place. I remember feeling so pampered after reading your posts. Have a fabulous week lovely lady!


      1. Hahaha aww you made me smile girl. Very happy to hear that and it’s ok to be a bit behind the time. Me for example – i’m not using instagramm, since i don’t own a smartphone).
        But i found Twitter very useful to easily connect with my readers & find new lovely bloggers. So think about it. πŸ˜‰


  5. My love story: Smooch boy; unexpectedly fall for him.
    (I was digging this fellow who worked with my roommate. One night we were all hanging at my house. Toward the end of the night I got tired of waiting for him to make the first move, so I kissed him. We started dating and then got serious. Turned out that he became my first boyfriend – and then we got married!)


    1. Catherine, thanks for sharing your story! It’s full of bravery and risk. You made the first move–bravo! And congratulations on staying married. You have a lifelong friend living under the same roof!


  6. Thank you kindly! I’m proud of having twenty years under our belt. By the way, your gravatar looks familiar . . . I believe I’ve seen you over at Colleen’s place?


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