The bride to be, Sarah Hill

Our love saved us and showed us light

I could try to say that the love my fiancé, Dwayne and I (Sarah) share is like no other. That it is unique and is a rare find. Some people may think it is ordinary. Deep down in my heart I feel that our eternal love is infallible. Dwayne and I fit into each other’s lives like the final missing puzzle piece that completes our lives. Some people have painted picture perfect lives but that wasn't the privileged case for either of us. Dwayne and I both grew up in shattered homes influencing our childhood to teenage years. We can both relate to the scars imprinted in our hearts and minds forever. As adults in our twenties; there were decisions poorly made in our separate lives onset from childhood trauma, and as a result those choices still affect each other in some insignificant way. I am from Portland, Oregon. Dwayne is from St. Louis, Missouri. Many trials and tribulations in my life caused me to move to Sikeston, Mo and eventually moved to Cape Girardeau, Mo. I worked at Wal-mart during this time in 2008. I became close friends with my coworker Dennis who eventually introduced me to his son Dwayne in the summer of 2008. I instantly fell in love with Dwayne but I didn't think it would ever be possible because he lived in St. Louis and I lived so far away from him in Cape Girardeau. I had no idea he felt the same way about me. I was extremely lonely and depressed. I had been alone for 7 years and would always pray to God to send me someone to fall in love with and that would love me back. I saw love happen to everyone else around me and I didn't understand why I didn't deserve love. The only relationships I ever had were with people that would abuse me or treat me as if I was worthless. I was on the downward spiral and it wasn't getting any better. Dwayne was experiencing the same sad lonely life as I was. I eventually moved in with Dennis in 2010 because I had an extremely hard time trying to make all ends meet. This is the year which became the turning point in both of our lives where nothing would ever be the same. We met back up through destiny. We fell madly in love. We just knew that this was a life meant to happen by the loving grace of god. Unfortunately we involuntarily lived together as a result of how complicated his life got. The living situation didn't work out so I moved back in with my father (Alan) in Sikeston, Missouri. We took about 1 week to evaluate our relationship. To see if we still wanted to be together. We decided to never be apart because our love felt for each other is so pure and strong that we couldn’t see in throwing a beautiful thing like that away. Even though we live 45 minutes away from each other we still have a wonderful relationship. The distance between us does not hinder any plans for our future. Dwayne asked me to marry him about 1 week ago on 4/28/2010. He could not afford an expensive engagement ring. He bought us both engagement rings with what little money he had. I picked out the location where I want to be wed. I googled it on the internet and found the most beautiful place I had ever seen. I told Dwayne where I want the ceremony. He said to me that he used to watch people get married there and knew that was the place he wanted his wedding. Both Dwayne and I are just getting financially started. We both just started our jobs. Some people start wedding planning at a financial level that is okay. We are starting our wedding below ground zero with little to no help. Even though a year is ample time to plan a wedding our finances really say otherwise but we want this wedding to happen no matter what. The story has a happy ending. Our lives are filled with an abundance of love, laughter, joy, and peace. I couldn’t ask for anything more! Something we had been missing for years. I love him so much. Dwayne is my angel that rescued me from a lifetime of contempt.

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