Still a spark after fifteen years!!

My name is Micaela Gump and I live in Bluford Illinois, I am the daughter of David and Sheila Gump. My parents were married once before in 1991, the year I was born, I guess you could call me their “love child”. When married in 1991 I was in my mom’s belly as they both said “I do”. My mom was 16 years old and my dad was 20 years old. They were young and in love, sadly to say they divorced in 1995.
In the fifteen years they were divorced my mom has not been married again, she even still has his last name, but she has had two other wonderful children, Hunter who is now 5 years old and Brianna who is now 2 years old. In the last fifteen years my dad was married twice but had no other children. Even though they were divorced they tried to stay friends because of me. It’s been a long fifteen years and it’s time for their little girl to graduate high school and go to college. Since they both wanted to be involved in everything that went on they had to see more of each other. Ever since that day in January at a college preview day, they’ve been together even after fifteen years that spark is still their! I have never seen ether one of them as happy as they are together. My dad proposed on April 20, 2010 which was the day my mom turned 35. It was the first time my dad had actually went and bought a ring for anyone! To wrap things up I just want my parents to have to fairy tale wedding that they both deserve.

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McCandrew says ... on Monday, Jun 14 at 11:19 PM

Just submitted my last vote. Laura and I have voted everyday. Hope you win. Don't forget to invite us to the wedding.

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sheila says ... on Saturday, Jun 12 at 7:54 PM

I love you both, I hope you win, I've been voting everyday!!

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Kim Rightnowar Pond says ... on Thursday, Jun 10 at 1:14 PM

Been voting for you every chance I get.

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Ayla says ... on Monday, Jun 7 at 8:08 PM

Well, I guess I might not have ever met you guys, hopefully that can change!

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Ayla says ... on Monday, Jun 7 at 8:05 PM

Micaela- Great job on entering them in this, what a great opportunity....I am happy and excited for you all! Hopefully I can see you all in the near future, who knows how long it's been!

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McCandrew says ... on Monday, Jun 7 at 4:10 PM

Good luck to you both. It was good to see you in March and to finally meet David. Regardless of how this contest turns out, you still have each other and all is right with the world. Micaela-Good job on the article!

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Jeremy Wright says ... on Saturday, Jun 5 at 8:35 PM

Good luck Sheila i hope you win the wedding you deserve it.

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Donna Richards says ... on Saturday, Jun 5 at 5:41 PM

The thing wont let me vote today????

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Jenny K says ... on Saturday, Jun 5 at 4:50 PM

I am all about the second chances!!!! I hope you win and I better be invited!!! LOL

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Anthenat says ... on Saturday, Jun 5 at 11:23 AM

Oh so sweet! You both deserve this wedding. Micaela is a wonderful daughter that you have raised. Good luck!

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sbrock says ... on Saturday, Jun 5 at 7:36 AM

THIS IS GREAT, BROUGHT TEARS TO MY EYES... NOT EVERYONE GETS A SECOND CHANCE .... GOOD LUCK YOU TWO...

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Jamie Hart says ... on Friday, Jun 4 at 7:34 PM

That is just the cutest video. Wishing you all the luck.

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Anonymous says ... on Friday, Jun 4 at 5:34 PM

Such a sweet story!! After all these years apart you two deserve to win this!!

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CL says ... on Friday, Jun 4 at 2:55 PM

i'm so happy for you two! congrats! you have my vote!

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PK says ... on Thursday, Jun 3 at 2:32 PM

You look absolutely radiant. Best wishes to you and your family!

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Lisa Agee says ... on Thursday, Jun 3 at 9:07 AM

I am so happy for you two! After 15 years it must be true love. You belong with each other. Sheila never saw you happier. Good luck.

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VAL says ... on Wednesday, Jun 2 at 8:54 PM

Good Luck to both of you. After 15yrs and still a spark! You belong together.

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Valorie Heinzmann says ... on Wednesday, Jun 2 at 8:48 PM

God Blesses in many ways. This is a blessing for you both. May you win and have that spark smile in a wedding gown. My vote is your's.

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Sandra Linville says ... on Wednesday, Jun 2 at 7:51 PM

Good Luck sweetie!!! I sure hope you both win this!!! You two look sooo happy together!!! :)

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JACKEE ALLEN says ... on Wednesday, Jun 2 at 6:36 PM

I HOPE YOU WIN GIRL

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Marie Shepard says ... on Wednesday, Jun 2 at 5:39 PM

Sheila Good luck So happy for you both.

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Chandra says ... on Wednesday, Jun 2 at 5:18 PM

Good Luck! I really hope you win...This sure sounds like true love to me, your story made me cry. It is a beautiful thing that your daughter did this for you, she is a blessing.

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Anna says ... on Wednesday, Jun 2 at 4:22 PM

Good luck hope you win the wedding of your dreams you deserve it!

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ginger says ... on Wednesday, Jun 2 at 4:12 PM

congratulations to you both!! good luck!

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Sheila says ... on Wednesday, Jun 2 at 9:17 AM

IF YOU ARE WANTING TO VOTE! YOU DO NOT VOTE BY LEAVING A COMMENT.. U NEED TO BE ON Vote screen!

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Michelle Shafer says ... on Tuesday, Jun 1 at 11:04 PM

go get em girl......rooting for ya!!!

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chrissy says ... on Tuesday, Jun 1 at 9:55 PM

sheila is a dear friend of mine and I'm happy for you both they glow when their together and sparkle when you mention the other ones name I hope you vote for them they are truly happy

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SHARON says ... on Tuesday, Jun 1 at 9:37 PM

This is a beautiful love story it takes alot for me to cry, now i can't .GOOD LUCK !!!!!!

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Lisa says ... on Tuesday, Jun 1 at 9:24 PM

Congrats hope you win

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Anonymous says ... on Tuesday, Jun 1 at 9:16 PM

Vote YES!

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Kim Rightnowar Pond says ... on Tuesday, Jun 1 at 9:15 PM

I've known Sheila since she was in gradw school and 15 years is a long time. But her and David deserve this wedding and they deserve each other.

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Lynette says ... on Tuesday, Jun 1 at 8:59 PM

What an awesome story! Hope you guys win. You have my vote.

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Sheri says ... on Tuesday, Jun 1 at 6:59 PM

The story makes me cry... Hope you win!

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Misty says ... on Tuesday, Jun 1 at 7:11 AM

Great essay....this isn't something they just signed up for....thier daughter wrote the essay for the contest Beautiful family!!!

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Holli says ... on Tuesday, May 25 at 8:34 AM

I think the winner should not be a couple that will only last a couple years. This couple deserves to win because it seems like they always will be together and I believe THAT should be rewarded. Good luck Sheila and David!

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Holli says ... on Tuesday, May 25 at 8:27 AM

Personally knowing Sheila, I can say that this is a couple that is deserving of this prize. That spark is there and isn't going to go away either. 1 vote for Sheila and David here!

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dawn says ... on Monday, May 24 at 8:53 AM

You two deserve this hope they win this

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Erin Fuson says ... on Wednesday, May 19 at 10:20 PM

great story..they deserve it!

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Angie Cox says ... on Wednesday, May 19 at 1:26 PM

Congratulations!! You deserve to win. Sweet story.

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Leslie says ... on Monday, May 17 at 9:26 AM

A great story of true love. True love usually happens only once in a lifetime. Lets get this couple married once again, not just for them, but for their daughter too. Congratulations all of you.

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chris bushong says ... on Sunday, May 16 at 1:05 PM

you go girl you guys deserve all the happiness in the world i hope it works out for you guys

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Nancy E says ... on Saturday, May 15 at 9:28 AM

Great love story. I have been married 31 yrs. not all good. But hard work and love made it last . Good luck to you parents. Good luck to you in all you do also.

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Erin Fuson says ... on Saturday, May 15 at 8:21 AM

great love story! they definately deserve a fairytale wedding.

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D.J. Eaton says ... on Saturday, May 15 at 7:46 AM

I am happy for both of them and you too. I have worked with your dad for the last 9 years and can say that he is the happest he has ever been. Funny how a simple thing like getting you ready for college sparked the love again. Great love story.

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Anita Davis says ... on Friday, May 14 at 5:41 PM

I could say "It's about time"!, but that would be silly! Love ya both and wish the best for ya!

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melissa says ... on Friday, May 14 at 1:09 PM

congrats to you both, luv the story and hope all your dreams come true.

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Sandra Linville says ... on Thursday, May 13 at 8:13 PM

I am sooo happy for you! Good luck Shelia! You both deserve this!

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Anonymous says ... on Thursday, May 13 at 8:12 PM

Thats awesome Shelia! Good luck i hope you win this. You deserve it! :)

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Audrey Johnson says ... on Thursday, May 13 at 3:08 PM

Way to go Shelia & David, together again

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Audrey Johnson says ... on Thursday, May 13 at 3:05 PM

Way to go Shelia & David, together again

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Audrey Johnson says ... on Thursday, May 13 at 3:02 PM

Way to go Shelia & David, together again

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Dana says ... on Thursday, May 13 at 2:53 PM

what a sweet story they deserve to win

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jennifer says ... on Thursday, May 13 at 10:33 AM

i want to tell u congrats to getting back together and have that love. i think this is a great love story from ur daughter who obviously loves u both very much. good luck and all the blessings to u and your family.

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David Johnson says ... on Wednesday, May 12 at 6:20 PM

I wish my mom and dad would have done it this way. these people need to be together to make the world right .

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Brenda Howell says ... on Wednesday, May 12 at 6:11 PM

Ahh How sweet! I did the similar, Absence does make the heart grow fonder! Not all of us get the second chance however I believe this couple has found that spark they had in the past and made it magical for their future! Lets get them married again!

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David Rich says ... on Wednesday, May 12 at 5:42 PM

Congratulations cuz, best wishes

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Jim Horn says ... on Wednesday, May 12 at 4:56 PM

If they still love after fifteen years they deserve to win.

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Chris Hendricks says ... on Wednesday, May 12 at 4:49 PM

Congratulations Some times its better the second time around.

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Don Landers says ... on Wednesday, May 12 at 4:42 PM

I think its great after 15 years that they still have that spark to the rest of their lives. Its a winner.

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joshua horn says ... on Wednesday, May 12 at 4:24 PM

i think its good that parents stay together its the best thing for your kids

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brenda johnson says ... on Wednesday, May 12 at 4:08 PM

Love is forever but life is for a short time so live it up.

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April Lowery says ... on Wednesday, May 12 at 4:03 PM

That is really great when to people can be in love for all right reasons. They deserve it!

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Gerry Obrien says ... on Wednesday, May 12 at 3:57 PM

I always like a good story like this one. Hope they win the prize.

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tobbie cochrane says ... on Wednesday, May 12 at 10:47 AM

Shelia is a wonderful person with a beautiful personality. She deserves all the happiness in the world and a wedding as blessed as she is.

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Thersa Larkins (RIchards) says ... on Wednesday, May 12 at 9:54 AM

Sheila is my cousin - and a wonderful person - and its an awesome story - they deserve to win the wedding.

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Dawn Johnson says ... on Wednesday, May 12 at 9:11 AM

Sheila is my sister and i have not seen her as happy as when david is with her . i believe that david is her sole mate and you dont come across that very often. the spark is still there. 15 years is a long time .... they deserve to win the wedding..

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Christina says ... on Wednesday, May 12 at 6:56 AM

I am so happy to see you guys back together! What your daughter says is true that spark is definitely still there. You two have always had that magical something you don't come across often.

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A Reynolds says ... on Tuesday, May 11 at 9:55 PM

totally deserving!! and im sure a dream come true for Micaela..seeing her parents reunited after all these years!!!!

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Bridget Hunter says ... on Tuesday, May 11 at 9:11 PM

After the years that have passed they deserve to have a beautiful wedding. Wish them the best because they are already winners.

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c alvis says ... on Tuesday, May 11 at 9:08 PM

I think this is really awesome and wish the family the best of luck in the continuance of their marriage.

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Donna Richards says ... on Tuesday, May 11 at 9:07 PM

Cute couple,love to see them win...15 years is a long time,and sure to see many more..They have worked thru the tought and easy time..they deserve to win this wedding..

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