I had an unrequited crush on my fellow band-class drummer, Paul, in 6th and 7th grade. By 8th grade, we became friends -- and I fell in love. I was convinced we’d one day get married, but he asked out another girl in our class -- a huge blow to my life plan. When they broke up a month later, I walked 20 minutes uphill in a blizzard to see if Paul was okay. On the phone that night, I asked him to be my boyfriend. He said yes. And I said yes when he proposed a decade later.
(The couple in 8th grade -- they'd been dating for five months)

--By Meredith Bodgas from Merital Bliss

P.S. I'm honored to also be guest posting on Merital Bliss today. Read my post about what my parents taught me about marriage. Thanks so much, Meredith! :)


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