Junior Ganymede
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Falling in Love Too Soon

October 31st, 2011 by G.

This is a lovely story. I know lots of couples that realized they were going to get married way too soon in their courtship, before it would have been socially acceptable or even acceptable to themselves. I and the Lovely One are one of those couples. We had barely been dating when one evening on a picnic blanket we decided to get hitched. And the next day called each in other a panic to reassure each other that we didn’t know what had got into us, that was crazy, we were NOT getting married, no sir.

The irony is that I don’t hold much with love at first sight, finding your soulmate, predestined love, or any of that jazz.

God is infinite in many respects, no doubt, including being infinitely amused.

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October 31st, 2011 13:52:22

October 31, 2011

What a wonderful, sweet story.

Bittersweet for me. Padme once felt that way. One wonders what went wrong. Could it be that we got married way too soon in our courtship?

November 1, 2011

Very nice.

I can’t say for sure that I knew it on our first or second date. But I did know I wanted to marry her long before it would have been considered reasonable by my family and friends at the time. So I deliberately, and impatiently, waited until the six-month anniversary of our first date before proposing. Then we were forced to wait six more months by Church “marriage preparation” guidelines.

My grandfather, though, always insisted that he knew he would marry my grandma the first moment he laid eyes on her.

November 1, 2011

Most of the time, I would have to agree. But I think it is too dogmatic to say there is no such thing as love at first sight, or God holding some people in reserve for others. I can’t rule out a Saturday’s Warrior scenario for every person.

Jeff Hoyt
November 8, 2011

Few stories are as sublime. Thank you for linking it.

I pretty much knew I would marry my wife on our second date as well, although it is difficult to risk looking incredibly foolish (perhaps insane) by saying something. It was not until probbaly our fourth date (maybe third) that we talked marriage. At first the talk was theoretical, as in marrying somebody, but within 45 minutes or so we agreed that we would marry each other. It took me two months to save up for a suitable ring and make things official. That was 28 years ago. The funny thing is, this all seems normal to me, no matter how many times I have been told it is not.

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