A Modern Day Fairy Tale

Once upon a time, a girl met a boy in her Global Village class during her senior year of high school. They spent the next few months giggling their way through class, learning a lot about each other, but almost nothing about the globe.

Then one day (the day after Valentine’s Day), the boy called the girl and asked her out on a date.

“But you’re going out with Melinda,” the girl said.

“Not anymore,” he answered.

With that settled, they arranged for her to pick him up that evening (they were unconventional from the very beginning) and the love affair began.

Soon it was time for that great high school ritual—the senior prom. The love birds rented a limo (as you do) and danced the night away.

Brian and Amber go to prom

Their smiles say it all.

The summer passed quickly, and soon it was time for the girl to leave for college. Many tears were shed and letters exchanged. But although her friends told her she should move on, she was unable to forget the boy. And so, less than a year later, she transferred home.

The two were inseparable as their college years passed. They worked together, studied together, and snuggled together until the girl claimed exhaustion and headed off to bed each night (she has always been an early bird).

No one was surprised when the pair announced their engagement a few years later. Then, on a beautiful fall day, the two tied the knot and danced the night away once again—this time surrounded by all their family and friends.

Amber and Brian head off to the chapel

A perfect picture on a perfect day.

The years passed. The couple laughed and cried. Rejoiced and fought in equal turn. They bought two houses. Picked up and moved across state lines not once, but twice. They took trips. Drank margaritas on Caribbean beaches. And when the girl could ignore the siren call no more, they had a baby.

The three of us together.

A family is born.

Chaos ensued. The two hearts shattered, only to reform—bigger and more full of love than before.

Time passed. Their baby grew, changing their lives with every new phase. And before they knew it, their 13th wedding anniversary—October 24, 2011—arrived.

Their story is far from over. The ending has yet to be written. But it’s safe to say that they will indeed, live (mostly) happy ever after.


15 Comments on A Modern Day Fairy Tale

  1. Rebecca
    October 24, 2011 at 10:10 pm (4 years ago)

    What a beautiful story! Congrats and Happy Anniversary~

    • Amber
      October 26, 2011 at 1:43 pm (4 years ago)

      Thank you! I glossed over all the not-so-pretty parts.

  2. Namrata
    October 25, 2011 at 4:19 am (4 years ago)

    Amazing! Truly a fairy tale..happy anniversary ! By the way I can’t see your post “Three year slump” on my iPad or iPhone. Says post removed?..

  3. BalancingMama (Julie)
    October 25, 2011 at 10:41 am (4 years ago)

    Happy anniversary! Great fairytale. I can definitely see the happily ever after.

    • Amber
      October 26, 2011 at 1:42 pm (4 years ago)

      Well, mostly happily ever after. I think that’s the best anyone can hope for.

  4. Jen
    October 25, 2011 at 12:47 pm (4 years ago)

    Aw, I love a good love story.

    Happy Anniversary.

    • Amber
      October 26, 2011 at 1:42 pm (4 years ago)

      Thank you! This is one of those posts I’ll come back and look at when I’m forgetting why we’re so happy…

  5. A Mother's Thoughts
    October 25, 2011 at 1:34 pm (4 years ago)

    That is so wonderful!! Happy Anniversary (yesterday). I wish you both many more years of blissful enjoyment!!


    • Amber
      October 26, 2011 at 1:41 pm (4 years ago)

      Thank you! We’re going to try.

  6. erica
    October 26, 2011 at 9:10 am (4 years ago)

    So… um… Tori kinda looks like her dad, eh?


    • Amber
      October 26, 2011 at 1:41 pm (4 years ago)

      Yep. She’s a Page alright. Thank you!

  7. Allison
    October 26, 2011 at 2:17 pm (4 years ago)

    You guys are too cute for words! I LOVE that prom photo, not many people can claim that!


  8. Rebeccah
    October 26, 2011 at 3:29 pm (4 years ago)

    This is very sweet. Reminds me of why I like weddings… :-)

  9. Lady Jennie
    October 30, 2011 at 2:03 pm (4 years ago)

    So sweet! Okay, to be honest when you talked about being a “geek” I would never have guessed you met your husband in high school! I didn’t come into my own until much much later.

    • Amber
      November 6, 2011 at 9:27 pm (4 years ago)

      Ahhh, we were geeky together. Still are, as a matter of fact!


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