Post # 1
I’m in a bit of a mushy mood after watching “What’s My Number” (one of my absolute favorite guilty pleasures… don’t judge me).
At the end is the scene where Anna Faris leaves her sister’s wedding, steals a car parked in valet, then steals a bike, drives/bikes all over Boston, jumps over a fence to avoid high-tech security, and jumps on-stage where her dream guy is mid-performance to a large wedding crowd.
Obviously 100% crazy, unrealistic, and so very “Hollywood.”
So, it got me thinking, FI and I have been through some pretty crazy things that would seem straight of a movie regarding how much we love/would do for one another. It made me smile 🙂
So, to what lengths have you Bees or your better halves gone for love? Relocated? Bungee jumped when you have a paralyzing fear of heights? Stuck by one another when hospitalized?
Happy, sad…. I wanna hear ’em all! 🙂
Post # 3
He married me! That’s pretty significant!
But when we first started dating, he brought me on vacation with him and his friends/friend’s wives to the Carribean and paid my way!
He’s kinds awesome like that.
Post # 4
@BrandNewBride: Umm, first two sentences… adorable. (And yay for the trip, too :-P)
Post # 5
NotFroofy moved several thousand miles–from the UK to the US–to be with me, after knowing me in real life for only a week and a half. (We had been IMing, e-mailing, and making phone calls for several months before that.) And then she spent 3 years getting a Master’s degree she didn’t otherwise need, just to be allowed to stay in the US.
As for me, I paid her way through grad school at a time when I was already putting two kids through college.
Post # 6
I moved 3000 miles to be with my now husband. How’s that for “length”?! lol
Post # 7
@jwdesiree: Before we were even “official” DH pretty much saved my life. I get really bad migraines pretty often. Usually they are not too bad. I lose a bit of vision, lay down, and I’m fine a few hours later. Only twice have they required a trip to the hospital. Once I had a mild seizure, passed out, and when I came to I was a little disoriented but okay (this was years ago before I knew him). Well the second time was really bad. We lived about an hour apart when we first started dating and I was home alone. Since I had moved to the state recently I didn’t know anyone really except my roommates and DH (then jsut a guy I was dating). Well I was doing homework on my computer one night and started to get the familiar aura and knew a migraine was coming. I figured I could push through it since I really had to finish what I was working on. A few minutes later my hands go numb and it starts moving up my arms. Then my legs. Then I realize I have no idea where I am. I’m trying to type and typing gibberish/wrong words that make no sense (word salad type of thing). I could barely figure out how to work my phone that I had had for 4 years at that point. I was trying to figure out what to do, so confused and terrified, and was going through my phone and saw text messages to someone named “chuck” (dh now lol) I didn’t even know who he was based off his name…I had no idea who I was even at that point – I looked at the texts and figured he was someone close and I knew I had a kinda boyfriend but didn’t know anything else. I literally didn’t know who anyone was. So I call him, barely able to speak, just crying and freaking out and 30 minutes later he’s at my house (even though it was 50+ miles away lol). So he gets there and I can’t even talk except for random words taht make no sense. My head is throbbing, I can’t feel my limbs, and I’m so disoriented I’m refusing to go to the hospital. Finally he gets me to go and it turns out I had an atypical seizure. He sat in the ER with me for 6 hours and spent the night at my house that night making sure I was okay. He missed work the next day and everything and this was BEFORE we were even “dating”. I felt super bad but he said he was so happy I called. I think that’s when I knew he was the one 🙂
Post # 8
@2dBride: Absolutely. Beautiful. Seriously, the stuff that MAKES movie scripts!
@Diamondgurl: Meh, that’s nothing 😉 Where’d you go and from where? 🙂
Post # 9
Well, for starters, he married me! 🙂 And my proposal was pretty freaking fantastic, not gonna lie.
Aside from that… he grew up an FSU fan and after high school followed me to UF (a big time rival school) so that we wouldn’t have to be long distance during Uni. (Worked out well for him since FSU has no architectural college.)
Annnnnd in less than a year I’ll be moving from Florida to either Masachusetts/Michigan/Texas so that I can be with him and pay his way through grad school.
Post # 10
@ErinC6: LADY! WE should PM…. I have aura-based migraines and have only had one really scary episode where I kept calling my boyfriend at the time “Suzanne” and couldn’t feel my limbs. Usually it’s just the aura/tinglies, which are scary enough, but nothing like that particular migraine… (THIS is why it drives me crazy when people with bad headaches say they’re having a “terrible migraine”… but a thread for a different day).
I am SO HAPPY your man is such a good dude. There is nothing quite like a migraine, especially when explaining those to others, and ESPECIALLY when someone you’re newly dating sticks by you through the worst. You are truly with a great dude 🙂
Post # 11
We used to fly over to see each other every month, only to stay a few days. Totally worth it.
After a year, he decided he didn’t want us to be apart, so he moved 2500+ miles to be with me.
Post # 12
I moved away from my family. We only moved about 500 miles away but I have to admit that it was a rough decision for me. I am very much a family person but I chose to follow him.
He’s seen me through a rough bout of depression and knows that it’s very possible that it will happen again in the future. I’m grateful to have found a guy that has seen me at my worst and still married me knowing full well that it could happen again.
Post # 13
@jwdesiree: Seriously!! No one else seems to understand. i hate it when people think headache = migraine. Maybe just because I’ve had these since I was a little kid and literally lose up to 90% of my vision and am useless for the day when the happen lol. The really bad one I had I seriously though I was going to die…I have never been that scared in my life! Nice to find someone else who understands. Have you seen a neurologist or anything?
Post # 14
Well, before I met my DH, I owned my own home in a major metropolitan area; was an active member of an amazing church; had close and lengthy relationships with some incredible friends; had a rewarding, 25-year career in a field I loved; and was making a great salary working for a subsidiary of a Fortune 500 company.
Then, after marriage, I gave all of it up to relocate to a small town in a very rural area of another state (where I still haven’t found a job in the more than three years I’ve lived here full time) to be with my husband and his children.
It’s been an enormous and overwhelming transition for me in many ways. However, I now have a wonderful husband; four very special stepchildren (two adults, two teens); a great stepdaughter-in-law and stepson-in-law; the most adorable little granddaughter in the world (I’m not biased at all, hahaha); and a special, new church family; and a very lovable dog. 🙂
Post # 15
@jenilynevette: LOVE those realizations. Oh, you realize how much you can’t live without me? Okay, I’ll accept that 🙂
Post # 16
After only 3 months of dating, we committed to a 3000+ mile away long-distance relationship with each other. We dated apart from different countries for 27 months (seeing each other 3 to 4 times a year), till he could move over. He left his home and applied for school in my city where we moved in together and he proposed after a year!
After graduating he got a job offer in yet another country, so this time, I went with him!