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My Husband is My Soulmate!

Monday, January 14, 2013

Thanks to everyone who commented on yesterday's half marathon blog. And yes, TC is my total soulmate. This is the second marriage for both of us and we will be married 24 years in July.

We met in prison.

YES, we really did.

We each worked as teachers in the Michigan Department of Corrections and after a long battle, the prison I worked in was changed over to a SuperMax and I was involuntarily transferred. My choice was to quit or start working at another prison. I was devastated to be transferred from a prison 4 miles away from home to one 25 miles away!

But the principal of my prison school told me that she knew a really wonderful man who was a great teacher who was stationed at my new location and I should "look him up". I was soooo looking for a new friend after losing all of mine at the prison I had just left. Since I respected her, I automatically respected her friend.

I was anxious to be friends from him from the get-go (prison schools never have more that 6-10 teachers), and thought our mutual friend would pave the way. But....he was pretty cold to me. I gave up on being friends with him from that point.

But at the three-month anniversary of my transfer, the friend/man who was TC started warming up! (He had a relationship to end AND he wanted to see if I was a good teacher.) After those issues were resolved, he was ALL IN. The rest, as they say, is history. We started having lunches together, then dinners, then weekends...and FOUR WEEKS AFTER OUR FIRST "DATE" ... he proposed! I accepted but we didn't get all the ducks in a row until 5 months later, much quicker than my parents thought was appropriate, but...what can I say? We both knew it was right.

And 23.5 years later? As TC likes to say, we are "partners, lovers, and best friends."



Member Comments About This Blog Post:

    I love this wonderful story. My hubby and I are second timers too. Sometimes it just takes the first to teach you how to get it right. We had a similar "meant to be" meeting. He was a police officer who came to my place of employment to make an arrest. When we made eye contact everything else in the room disappeared and we just stood there for a minute. When I got out of work that night, I ran into again. Talk about fate!

Been together ever since.

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BUTTERFLY-1976 1/23/2013 2:26PM


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MYTHMYTH 1/20/2013 3:14PM

    You are so lucky to have such a wonderful relationship! Congrats!

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CANDOSUE52 1/19/2013 10:02AM


how wonderful !!

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JUJUFISH 1/15/2013 6:35PM

    What a great story!

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HFAYE81 1/15/2013 11:44AM

    This is the sweetest thing ever emoticon

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EBEAMS 1/15/2013 9:02AM

    Oh yeah ... true love with your honest soul mate is amazing. I am blessed every single day by my hubby's love.

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HIPPICHICK1 1/15/2013 7:41AM

    Aww! That is soooo sweet! Thanks for sharing your story.

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NEW_PARADIGM 1/15/2013 7:16AM

    Beautiful! My soulmate husband and I are both remarries too; when you find that right match on risking another try it's sooo rich. So happy for you both. Love the prison hook. :0).

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FREELADY 1/15/2013 12:59AM

    What a remarkable story! Thank you for sharing this special part of your life with us!

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BOOKAPHILE 1/14/2013 9:41PM

    Congratulations on 23.5 years together! Are you still teaching when you aren't traveling? I love hearing "how we met" stories emoticon

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HOLLYS_NEW_LIFE 1/14/2013 9:38PM

    Aww, that's so sweet!

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KENDRACARROLL 1/14/2013 9:13PM

    You are, indeed, SO LUCKY!

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MEADSBAY 1/14/2013 9:11PM

    You were both so lucky to have found each other!

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