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  1. Oh goodness, I was just thinking “90 Day Fiancé” and K-1 Visa as I began reading this. Do you watch that show? I do. Best of luck to your daughter!!

    I celebrate Valentine’s Day with hubby and grandbabies. The farthest from home I’ve traveled is to Europe twice.

    • Yes, 90 Day Fiance is a guilty pleasure of mine and my husband’s. We celebrate Valentine’s Day at home, pretty low-key. The farthest I’ve been is Europe as well–we went to France eight years ago. I’d like to see more of Europe one day.

  2. Cindy

    I love this “fairy tale”! And truly love all of the characters in it. I’m so happy for them. ❤️

    We always stay in and cook a nice dinner. Usually we exchange a Valentine card and maybe chocolate. (Very traditional.)

    I think Hawaii is the farthest I’ve ever traveled.

    • Thank you Cindy. I’m happy for them too. I wish Mom had been here to see it in person, but hopefully she is cheering them on from somewhere. We celebrate Valentine’s Day at home as well, just exchanging cards and “I love yous.” Hawaii is a wonderful place to visit!

  3. I love “and they lived happily in the present moment”. I’m trying very hard to do that. We just learned a friend in our “crowd” died unexpectedly of a heart attack at age 55. No warning; she was in amazing shape too. Grab hold of each and every day.

    • Such an important message, Pat. Today (actually this very moment) is all we are guaranteed. And the only moment in time we can actually experience. If we are not mindful of that, it’s just time slipping by. I’m sorry to hear of the loss of your friend. XO

  4. Wow! That was beautiful and lovely! Thank you for sharing an extraordinary love story!

    Valentines Day is fairly relaxed for us. Of course, it does require a good dose of chocolate!

    • Thank you Lucia. They are an extraordinary couple and they have fought hard to be together. I wish them lots of love and happiness. Valentine’s Day is pretty laid back for us as well. As far as chocolate is concerned, I’ve been working on a bowl of Dove dark chocolate hearts for a week now…warming up for the big event. 🙂

  5. What a lovely story Christie – and a real life one too. We all expect life to give us an easy ride, but there are no guarantees. It’s so wonderful to read about people who dig themselves out of a messy life and build a new (and often better) one – having learned some valuable lessons.
    I wish them all the very best and thanks for sharing their story with us at MLSTL and I’ve shared on my SM 😊

    • I couldn’t agree more about life being unexpectedly messy, Leanne. As a child, dreaming of my future, I certainly could not have imagined what I would face. It hasn’t been easy, but it has been so worth it, and as you say, I’ve learned some valuable lessons. That’s the great thing about midlife…those lessons are starting to accumulate and take hold. One very important one is that nothing is guaranteed, so live in this very moment and appreciate the small everyday joys. Thanks for sharing this journey with me.

  6. Christie, I am very happy this true life fairy-tale had a happy ending. Not always the case. Good grief on how the Prince was blocked. I do like the “figureoutable” word and meaning. And, yes, in the present moment. And this is why every moment is soooo precious. For me, right now, my daughter is due to have her baby any moment or any day. A priority in our lives. Thank you for sharing this story, Christie! Happy Valentine’s Day to you and yours.💕

  7. Hi Christie, what a lovely story but like all true love stories the path is never easy. I’m sure that with love and support of their families they will indeed find a ‘happy ever after’ in the future. Thank you for sharing at #MLSTL. We don’t celebrate Valentine’s Day but I always enjoy a love story. xx

    • So true, Sue. Everything worth having is worth working for, huh? I’m so happy they have this chance to be together. Is Valentine’s Day not a thing in Australia, or do you just choose not to celebrate it? My husband and I exchange cards, but that’s as far as we take it.

  8. Thanks for sharing this true life love story Christie, what an amazing journey. I wish you all well. Valentines Day isn’t big on our list of celebrations but I do believe in love. #mlstl

    • Thank you Kathleen! It’s always an honor to be featured on the Blogger’s Pit Stop, among so many quality blogs. So far so good for the happy couple! It’s an adjustment for sure, but the whole family is taking it in stride and is very happy.

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