Soul Mates

Four years ago my life changed dramatically. In 2006, due to domestic violence and stalking I was forced to move my children out of the state of Florida. At the time I was engaged to my youngest son’s father and we moved to a tiny town in Illinois where he had family. Things began to change within our family and our relationship and within a 6 month time period he left to go back to Florida for a month and never returned. Our child together has multiple birth defects and is a very medically complex little boy. His father couldn’t handle it any longer and abandoned him and the rest of us.
Nine hundred miles away from everyone and everything I had ever known, I reached out online and tried to make friends. I wasn’t looking for a relationship, just someone to take the kids camping, fishing, etc. with. That’s when Jay came into our lives. We talked extensively over the phone before ever meeting in person. And when the day came that we finally met face to face it was as if I had known him my whole life. More than that, it was as if my youngest son, Chance and he were meant to be.
We have now been together for almost three years. Together we have 6 children, the Brady Bunch, 3 girls and 3 boys. Danielle is 20, Tyler is 16, Taylor is 15, Kaylee is 13, Spencer is 12 and Chance is 6. They are all “our” children. Our saying goes “we don’t have any steps in our house”. We had plans to get married last September 29th. Exactly 2 years to the day after we met in person. Due to medical expenses, a lengthy divorce with Jay’s ex and just life getting in the way we were not able to get married.
Recently I’ve been diagnosed with Lupus and Dermatomyositis. We do not know what the future holds, but we do know that we desperately need and want to get married and Jay wants to adopt my children. Should anything happen to me we want to know that the children will be able to stay together.
Please consider us for this wedding contest~~We would greatly appreciate it!

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Chad Guercia says ... on Wednesday, Jul 14 at 11:24 PM

Good luck. I will pray for you and your family.

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Icestar says ... on Tuesday, Jun 29 at 12:35 AM

Good luck, very cute!

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k and j and son says ... on Monday, Jun 14 at 8:25 AM

my story again. we will celebrate our 4 year anniversary in december and i do not know how I,and our son, ever managed w/o our hero. you *eight will win this and your fairy tale will begin. BE STRONG! it wont be easy, will make it!! heart and faith!!

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Ashley D says ... on Friday, Jun 11 at 2:24 PM

Good luck

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Tasha Lynn says ... on Thursday, Jun 10 at 2:00 PM

Good Luck Amy and Jay. Love ya Am!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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redheadusmcwife says ... on Thursday, Jun 10 at 6:29 AM

We just love your story. I also met my husband online. I thank God everyday for bringing my wonderful husband to me. We love your story and we are so very touched your story. Good Luck

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Amy --Bride to be says ... on Wednesday, Jun 9 at 10:38 PM

Thank you WPSD for keeping people like them in line!

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Folks, please keep the comments civil. It may sound cliche, but "if you don't have anything nice to say, don't say anything at all. I have removed the offending comment from "Anonymous" and banned the user. (continued)

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Kathleen B says ... on Wednesday, Jun 9 at 7:16 PM

This story took my breath away!!!!!!

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megan says ... on Wednesday, Jun 9 at 7:11 PM

vote for amy and jay!!!!!!!!!

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Anonymous says ... on Wednesday, Jun 9 at 7:07 PM

god bless you all

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Anonymous says ... on Wednesday, Jun 9 at 7:07 PM

hope you guys win! sounds like you and jay really deserve this

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heather f says ... on Wednesday, Jun 9 at 7:06 PM

love this article!! good luck to you and your wonderful family!

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Anonymous says ... on Wednesday, Jun 9 at 7:06 PM

love this article!! good luck to you and your wonderful family!

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Anonymous says ... on Wednesday, Jun 9 at 7:06 PM

love this article!! good luck to you and your wonderful family!

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Anonymous says ... on Wednesday, Jun 9 at 10:07 AM

i hope you win because your story is beutiful.

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MAF says ... on Wednesday, Jun 9 at 12:14 AM

Jay and Amy are the cutest couple in Kentucky!

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CONNIE F. says ... on Monday, Jun 7 at 11:51 PM

GOD BLESSES US EVEN WHEN WE'RE NOT DOING THINGS EXACTLY BY THE BOOK--BUT HE HAS HIS REASONS. I PRAY YOU WIN, AND THAT GOD WILL CONTINUE TO BLESS YOUR FAMILY..I TOO WAS ABUSED IN EVERY WAY POSSIBLE BETWEEN 2 HUSBANDS, THANK GOD #3 IS A GOOD MAN.

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Danielle B says ... on Monday, Jun 7 at 10:36 AM

i love you guys so much. The story touched my heart...of course...I am a part of it! i hope you guys win...Love you both so much!!!

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Tracy Renaud_Glover says ... on Sunday, Jun 6 at 8:17 PM

Jay and Amy, What a beautiful interview. Your love for each other comes shining through. You have faced many difficulties and overcame them with your strength and compassion, Love and patience for each other, your family, and everyone you touch.

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Anonymous says ... on Sunday, Jun 6 at 2:03 PM

woo woo go tylers mom

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Amy --Bride to be says ... on Sunday, Jun 6 at 12:21 PM

Jay, you are an amazing man! I can't wait to be your wife whether it's through winning this contest or whatever means necessary! I am so grateful to have you by my side through everything we are going through! I LOVE YOU TOO!

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tknbychance says ... on Sunday, Jun 6 at 8:48 AM

I just want to take a minute and tell everyone thank you for leaving all the great comments on here. I want you all to know that I cant think of anyone who is more deserving of this prize than Amy . Keep voting .I LOVE YOU AMY.....Jay. thanks to all

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chicken says ... on Friday, Jun 4 at 9:45 PM

go tyler's parents! :D

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Christy says ... on Thursday, Jun 3 at 11:10 PM

I so love this story, I have watched you go through think and thin. I can't think of anyone better to win this. If they could see you like we see you. This would be over already and you would be the winner.

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Annie Devers says ... on Thursday, Jun 3 at 6:44 PM

WINNER!!!!!!!

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Caroline says ... on Thursday, Jun 3 at 6:38 PM

I wish nothing but the best for you and your family. This story was absolutly amazing and my favorite!

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jeffrey says ... on Thursday, Jun 3 at 6:36 PM

Wow incredible story. Who ever said us guys have to be the one to propose? Good luck

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Angela says ... on Thursday, Jun 3 at 6:34 PM

Good luck!!!!! You and Jay deserve this more than anyone else!

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Stefanie says ... on Thursday, Jun 3 at 6:33 PM

Hope you guys get this!!!!

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stellaknudsen says ... on Thursday, Jun 3 at 2:27 PM

I love your story. I hope you WIN

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kristiebozo says ... on Wednesday, Jun 2 at 8:25 PM

This couple is amazing they are true to themselves and love each other with lasting love you can see what they have made it already. This kind of love ends in the death of a spouse not a divorce. This couple is so loving and they mean what they say

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Susan M says ... on Wednesday, Jun 2 at 5:40 PM

Winner!! This would be a great prize for you guys!! Your story really touched me and is so unique! Good luck Amy & Jay!

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Eileen says ... on Wednesday, Jun 2 at 2:34 PM

Your Story Is the Winner,I am so Inspired by your story it gives me hope that just because your divorced from DV ,LIFE can be good Again!!! i VOTE for you and will tell everyone i know to read your story after I stop crying that is, God Bless You

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DK says ... on Wednesday, Jun 2 at 9:41 AM

This would be a great prize not only for this deserving couple for the the children as well. You have my vote and I'll be praying you win!

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Becky Weeks says ... on Tuesday, Jun 1 at 10:01 PM

Yours is a beautiful and touching story. Amy, you're an amazing woman! They're all lucky to have someone like you. Can't wait 'til you win ;-) Good luck Amy & Jay

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Darlene says ... on Tuesday, Jun 1 at 8:33 PM

Sounds like you two are made for eachother. Good luck!

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Anonymous says ... on Tuesday, Jun 1 at 8:31 PM

def deserve to win this

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Heidi Wilson says ... on Tuesday, Jun 1 at 1:20 PM

Your son's names says it all! Chance - nothing happens just by chance - it all is a devine plan for a future of happiness. If anyone should get married, it is the two of you. My vote is for you. Wishing you the very best.

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renee says ... on Tuesday, Jun 1 at 12:26 PM

This story moves me and that takes alot go for it I hope that you win I will vote for sure

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Holly Weaver says ... on Tuesday, Jun 1 at 12:23 PM

You have been through so much but it sounds like both of you are very strong. That strength is what will carry you and your family through life. You have my vote!

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vince says ... on Tuesday, Jun 1 at 12:19 PM

your story is incredible ,good luck Jay and Amy

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Cherie J Perreira says ... on Tuesday, Jun 1 at 12:09 PM

This is a very touching story they were made for each other keep god in your family and he will see you al through to a happy end.

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Katrina Maag says ... on Tuesday, Jun 1 at 12:03 PM

I have been talking to everyone I know on my FB affiliated with ACC to come and vote. I am hoping every vote counts, because we are pulling for you and Jay!! :)

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Janis Murray says ... on Tuesday, Jun 1 at 12:01 PM

Amy and Jay, I too have myositis and know how hard a chronic illness is to live with. You 2 sound "made for each other". I will be cheering you on. Good luck !!!

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Tracy Zang says ... on Tuesday, Jun 1 at 10:24 AM

Amy and Jay, you two deserve this. Amy - You are my best friend and my hero & you DO deserve to be happy. Jay - Thank you for taking Amy and the children and giving them love. You are a good man. LOVE YOU ALL!

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April Anthony says ... on Tuesday, Jun 1 at 10:05 AM

What a beautiful story! May God bless you both and your children. May your dreams come true and may you be blessed with the love, happiness, and health that you deserve.

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Christine and Emma says ... on Tuesday, Jun 1 at 6:27 AM

We are rooting for you guys!

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Donna Delzer says ... on Tuesday, Jun 1 at 6:14 AM

Go Amy and Jay!!! Let's take this contest! :) You guys deserve it sooooo much!!

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Tiffany Thompson says ... on Monday, May 31 at 1:19 PM

Your family deserves to win this. I remember many tearful conversations, my friend, about the trials you've been through and you just wanting to live. "When will it be my turn to be happy?" Thank God you kept persevering because its finally your turn

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Mike Hunt <-- says ... on Monday, May 31 at 12:28 PM

this story touches my soul. :]

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charlene says ... on Saturday, May 29 at 11:26 AM

you pulled my heart strings when I saw your love for chance. What a story!

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Laura says ... on Friday, May 28 at 11:43 PM

Good luck Amy & Jay! You both deserve this so much. You each give so much of yourselves to your family and never ask for anything in return. Now its your turn to shine!!!

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Anonymous says ... on Thursday, May 27 at 6:57 AM

A love story from the heart! Your story should remind all of us that faith, hope, and love are what gives you strength to persevere. Congratulations!

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Jennifer Partin says ... on Wednesday, May 26 at 7:38 PM

I hope you and Jay win, you truley deserve it. You are an incredible women who has despite everything in your life put your kids first. If it were not for your research Chance would not be even talking. Jay you are incredible with the children.

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Joyce C says ... on Wednesday, May 26 at 5:46 PM

So glad the Lord brought you and your children all together with Jay and his children and now you are all one family. No steps. God has blessed you all. I hope you win. love ya

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Angela M says ... on Wednesday, May 26 at 5:31 PM

Wow what a story if you do not get this then i think i will be disappointed...I will keep all of you in thoughts and preayers..GOOD LUCK YOU AND JAY DESERVE THIS!!!!!

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Anonymous says ... on Wednesday, May 26 at 5:28 PM

I hope you win. The others have good stories but it seems like you have been through alot and really deserve this

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Megan Yon says ... on Wednesday, May 26 at 5:26 PM

I wish yall the best of luck!!! Although you are no longer with uncle mark, you are still my aunt.You and the kids will ALWAYS be family.No matter what!! You two deserve this more than anyone else i know. You are the strongest woman i have EVER met!

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Anonymous says ... on Wednesday, May 26 at 4:50 PM

What a story I love it

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Misty says ... on Wednesday, May 26 at 3:13 PM

If you do not win this contest, I would say something is VERY wrong with the judges. Your story is incredible. Your love for each other is truly genuine. I wish you both the very best in life and will keep you all in my thoughts & prayers.

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Jayson M. says ... on Friday, May 21 at 2:47 AM

I wish you the best of luck. You sound like two very devoted people. You are luck to have each other. Good luck.

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Alison J says ... on Friday, May 21 at 2:46 AM

This is a wonderful story. I feel you are truly deserving of the prize. May god bless you.

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Crystal S says ... on Friday, May 21 at 2:46 AM

I love this story. I myslef met my husband online. I also have experienced domestic violence a previous husband. I think God everyday for bringing my soul mate to me. I love your story and I am very touched by it. I hope you win. Good luck.

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