This is a Love Story Collection!
Below, you’ll read from some of our favorite bloggers, who happen to have a Mr. Darcy of their own, and this love story collection is gathered here to celebrate true love. May all of you find your true love and Mr. Darcy as well, and you can certainly share your story here with us when you do.
From our first love story author…
I came across Writings of an Infertile Ballerina, and was immediately drawn to it and her story. I am a former Ballerina, and Jen’s new-found hobby of adult Ballet, to take her mind off of her inability to conceive was intriguing. I check in on her, and give her little dancing tips whenever I can, and on one visit discovered that she has her own Darcy.
Well, we have a page dedicated to all of the Mr. Darcys out there, where we plan to grow this nice little collection from all of you! Thank you so much to Jen for our very first Mr. Darcy story that we will keep posted here in our Mr. Darcy Love Story Collection forever!
But first…a little thank you video from Ballerina to Ballerina. This is Darcey Bussell, one of the most beautiful and talented Ballerinas on the planet in my opinion. Retired now, but tall, unbelievably strong and powerful, with unparalleled grace and control…a true master of technique and stage presence.
And now, some romance and romantic love, Jen’s lovely Mr. Darcy romantic story to start us off…
Read Romantic Love Story: Jen’s Mr. Darcy…
“My Occasional Romeo”
For example, I came home from work one evening and found him standing in front of the Christmas tree holding a lovable little Yorkshire Terrier. I had been begging him for a dog for months and this was our first dog as a couple. My husband is not a dog person or an animal lover like myself, so I knew he must really love me to put up with that destructive little thing.
Another time he surprised me with a new wedding band on our anniversary. It was one I could wear in nursing school. He knew I liked antique style rings, and found the perfect white gold band, with antique engravings. It was exactly what I would have picked myself.
He had hand-picked each charm on the bracelet, each being significant; And of course one of the charms was a miniature ballet slipper! This bracelet was special to me not only because I will always remember my performance, but it represents his support in my goal to be a dancer.
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What a perfect ending to my day! That is why I call him my “Occasional Romeo.” He amazes me when I least expect it.
The End: Romantic Love Story & Romance: Jen’s Darcy
From our second author…
Read from Beth of Far From Camelot. She shares her Mr. Darcy and love story with us…
My divorce did not change the way I felt about marriage. I still wanted a soul mate and my own family. I still wanted, and deserved, companionship. So I started online dating. Don’t knock it until you try it! I had lots of fun meeting all sorts of men, but it wasn’t working out how I had envisioned it.
Then one day I had dinner with my parents and another couple that have been friends of the family longer than I’ve been born. Uncle George told us the love story of how he met Aunt Betty. He was given the suggestion of writing out a list of qualities he was looking for in a wife. Then he was to pray on each quality. God would then place in his path the woman he was to marry. Sure enough…
I took Uncle George’s love story to heart. And sure enough…
Christopher sent me a message through the dating site. He had never shown up in my previous searches. I was a bit in denial that this extremely good-looking man (really, he’s smoking hot) wanted to talk to me!
We talked at length, through email and over the phone, about where we’ve been, where we wanted to go and what we needed from a mate. Everything was laid out on the table from the get go and we concurred completely with each other.
|St. Augustine 5/07|
Our first date was March 25, 2007. I met him at his cabinet shop for lunch. It was right down the street from where I lived. In fact, he lived right down the street from me, too! From that day forward, we have never left each other’s side. Literally. He moved in that next week. I’m so not kidding, so don’t tell my parents!
We married October 6, 2007. Yes, seven months later. Would have been the day after we met if it was up to us. Our wedding is a whole other love story!
The Love Story…
Brilliant photographer said the dark background would look great…are we missing something?
Thank you Beth for sharing your love story and Mr. Darcy!
The End: Beth’s Mr. Darcy & Love Story
From our third author…
Read from Christy Lee of Insanity Is Not An Option’s Love Moments & Mr. Darcy…
I Love Him Because…
And yes, we have “rough” spots. All couples do. If anyone tells you they have a perfect marriage, they are either lying to you or to themselves!
As they say, “money can’t buy you love” and that’s true! True love is all about “the moments” and if you find that, cherish it and hold on to it!
The End: I Love Him Because…A Mr. Darcy Story & Love Moments
From our fourth author…
It’s Love Time: From Across the Room…
We reconnected when my grandfather had his stroke. Always a friend, best friend at that, I could count on him; even across distance and time. On top of my grandfather getting ill, I had some other turmoil in my life. I moved back home, to California, and began setting my life back on course. Again, he was there.
Now that we have a baby, often times I find he’s done my unfinished dishes or hung diapers–we use cloth–or picked up some other chore where I left off. Be still my heart!
If you knew my husband, you’d know he’s a bit of a macho man; some might even say he’s sort of a bad boy. It’s really more of an image. But, when it comes down to it he’s my perfect match. I can be a bit headstrong and he’ll go toe to toe with me. Sometimes a bit uptight, he reminds me to relax.
Yeah, we fight–every couple does–but I’ve been told that if we’re always on the same page, it’s not always a good thing. We are definitely compliments in one another’s lives. I can truly say I’m living my happy ever after.
The End: Love Time; Melissa’s Mr. Darcy…From Across The Room
From our fifth author…
Author of Mama’s Passions Blog, Cassondra Law gives us her Mr. Darcy: Bad Boy Love…
Summer, 2001. Remember Yahoo chat rooms? They might still use those but I haven’t used a Yahoo chat, or any other chat room since Summer 2001. And this is why. My sister was on her computer at age 13. I was on my computer in MY room at age 15. I had a boyfriend, *T*, but you know, just a young teenager chatting in the Minnesota chat room.
My sister sent me an individual IM (lol. I had no idea this story would be so weird!) and said, “Chat with this guy. His sn is ***********”.
Okay? Sent IM to Bobby. He was very discreet and didn’t let me know anything. He had a girlfriend at the time. He kept telling me he lived in a different city (in case, you didn’t know, I was a big hairy loony toon, who wanted to kidnap him).
We somehow chatted about goats and school for HOURS! Goats? Don’t ask. He wants one. Still to this day. He even took pictures of himself on his webcam. Remember those terrible quality web cams? I still have the pictures!:
Bad Boy Love
After a few weeks of non stop chatting, he told me he had a girlfriend. Turns out, I went to school with this girl. I told him I had a boyfriend and Bobby actually lived across the street from him and at that time, his beans spilled about where he truly lived! They both went to the same schools until I met my then boyfriend T, who got transferred to my school. Ironic? Weird?
Bobby and I chatted for about 3 months before we met. We went to the County fair. He JUST turned 16 and I was turning 16 in 3 months and 3 days. And we lived exactly 3 miles apart from driveway to driveway.
We are total opposites though. You look at him like a pretty boy. A boy who boats, fishes, “preppy dresser” but then again listens to Punk Rock music. I, on the other hand, listen to hip hop/ rap/ R&B and dress in Urban Wear. I met Bobby. He was NOT my type of boy to date. I dated bad boys, rappers, boys who drank under age. Gah, I loved bad boys. Bobby dated the preppy girls, pretty girls, popular girls. You know, that “type” while in high school.
He and I hung out for weeks. We had a ton of fun and ended up being inseparable. Our current relationships ended, somehow?
Poor Bobby asked me to be his girlfriend, 2 times. I said, “NO, sorry. You aren’t my type. I love bad boys and you are far beyond a bad boy. You have no idea.” But, we continued to have a blast together. Daily.
Then, third times the charm because I was asked to be Bobby’s girlfriend one last time and if I were to say no, Bobby said he was going to say bye, and he didn’t want to waste his time anymore. LOL. Well, I said yes because I figured, if it doesn’t work, we’re still very young and we can always just go on with our lives.
The third time Bobby asked me to be his girlfriend, It was November 26, 2001. We were both 16 at the time.
Bad Boy Love
Bobby changed my life. If it weren’t for him, I might have ended up with a “bad boy” who was truly, a bad boy. Maybe several of them before I learned my lesson the hard way, type of deal. I stopped all the sneak outs, the partying, the drinking, skipping school, etc., etc. … I was a different girl. He didn’t change me. I wanted to change myself. And it was truly involuntary. Changes just, happened.
We both graduated from our separate high schools. We both attended the same community college. At age 21, we fell pregnant with our first son, Chayden, now age 5 (in August).
September 2009, we finally got married. We were saving up for our wedding to pay out-of-pocket so we had zero loans. The day we said, “I DO.”, we had nothing of the wedding to pay off.
We moved again, so we can start to build our family. Colton was born October 2010.
Bad Boy Love
Today, we are both 26 years old, living in a small apartment but saving up for a 5 bedroom house in a nice kid friendly neighborhood, have two amazing boys and a love that will bind us together forever.
Bobby and I have had tons of downs. We had never broken up, but we have had some hefty fights. If we can be together after having a down time in our lives, then we can make our relationship last through anything. We have never given up on each other and we can never imagine ourselves with anybody else.
We are still very opposite in terms of what we enjoy but that’s the fun part in our relationship. Still, 10 years later, we are both teaching each other new things that we both enjoy and the other has no idea what this enjoyment is all about.
I am the boring part of the relationship. I am not creative or spontaneous. I just take care of the kids and shop. Bobby is very romantic. He loves hugs, kisses, surprises, and romance. He comes home from work, exhausted, and cooks us all a nice meal. He brings home flowers or just, maybe a CD or Jacket for me. He is always very thoughtful of us and our family. Very caring and supportive in anything I do.
Honestly, 10 years feels like 2 days to us. Our enjoyment and feelings grow deeper each day. So, truly, here’s a virtual toast to “us” and our forever love.
We hope you enjoyed each and every story. If you have a story to be told, please contact us to join our Mr. Darcy Love Story Collection.
Courtney & Betina