I am working on a special piece for February sweeps. It will air in the week leading up to Valentine’s Day. If you are a young and in love couple, or know of a young couple that has a great love story: I want to hear about it! You can post comment to my blog, or email me directly at firstname.lastname@example.org. I look forward to hearing from you!
Just for fun, I thought I’d write a little about my “love story” with Floyd.
I first met Floyd when I was just 17 years old. Believe it or not, at a young age, I’d already experienced some big relationship hardships, which I will not delve into. But it got to the point where I honestly prayed to meet someone that I could be with for the long haul. And sure enough, there came along Floyd. When we first met, I was dating a friend of his named Tony. It’s not like it sounds. We were by no means serious. And in fact, Tony helped play matchmaker between us. And years later, was a groomsman in our wedding.
After hanging out a few times, I had to tell my parents I’d found someone special. The hard thing was convincing them their 17-year-old daughter could date a 20-year-old! It was not easy convincing them, but I did. It didn’t hurt that my parents are several years apart, and married when my mom was just 19!
At any rate, Floyd & I fell head over heels for each other pretty fast. My family adored him so much that they invited him on a family vacation with us to New Orleans at Christmas time 2001. It was there, that I say we really fell in love. Over the next few years, I’d graduate high school. And we’d travel to St. Louis to attend college… something Floyd thought he would never do.
My senior year at Webster University; Floyd's junior year at UM-St. Louis
At Christmas time 2004 during finals week, we were both under the typical college stresses. So he took me on a date in dowtown St. Louis. We had dinner, and then took a walk along the Mississippi riverfront. Under the arch, he got down on one knee and asked me to be his wife. I said, “Yes. I’ve never been more sure of anything in my life.”
Our Wedding Reception May 27, 2006
Above is a photo from our honeymoon in Maui, Hawaii.
When we came home, I began looking for my first TV job. It took us to Quincy, Illinois. At first, I lived there alone, as Floyd was finishing college in St. Louis. I left KHQA-TV there in November 2007, to take a new reporting job in Great Bend, Kansas with KSN-TV. And after two-and-a-half years in tornado country, we landed in Iowa in May 2010.
This May, Floyd & I will celebrate our 5 year wedding anniversary. And in September, we’ll mark 10 years as a couple. It has absolutely flown by! But I can truly say that I love him more with time. We are the best of friends, and I consider myself truly blessed to have found him.
Posted under Uncategorized
This post was written by kmashek on January 6, 2011