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Monday, December 5, 2011

Chuck & Karen: A "Fairy Tale" Romance

My name is Karen and I am very blessed to have been able to find the man of my dreams...the second time around. I knew Chuck, my second husband, back in the seventies when I was a teenager. He was the director of a Christian singing group, and I was one of the singers. We both left the group, and went our separate ways, and 28 years later, met again. If you had told us back then that in 33 years we would be married, we both would have had a good laugh. But time changes things and I can honestly say marrying Chuck on August 1st, 2010, was one of the best decisions ( and happiest days) of my life. I have started this blog because not only do I love to write, but people say it is best to write about things you know well, and enjoy. I am a romantic at heart, and feel so blessed to have found Chuck again, and to be in this very romantic relationship, that I just want to shout my happiness to the rooftops. I hope that through this blog, you will find some uplifting stories, and maybe some romantic ideas of your own to do with your spouse, or special someone.

They say that when you marry for the second time, you have a better idea of what you want, so you pick a partner that is a better fit for you. Well, not everyone does that, but I guess that is the hope. I have definitely been able to do that with Chuck. And I am so surprised and grateful that I have found a relationship that is SO good. We have the kind of relationship that most people think doesn't exist. The kind that they write about in fairy tales. Yes, I did just write that!!! Neither Chuck or I expected this, or even knew that this kind of love existed. We have been together now for 6 years and I can honestly say I love him more now than when we first started dating. Many of you may be thinking that we are still "newlyweds" and that it will wear off, but I can assure you that it won't. We have weathered health problems on both sides, concerns about our children ( 6 of them all together), travel, family and work issues. Going through this together has brought us much closer. One of the big differences between Chuck and I is our age. It is over 20 years, and because of that, we are very aware that we don't have as much time to be together as other couples. That puts a whole different outlook on things. We don't want to spend a lot of time arguing, or holding grudges because our time together is too valuable, and limited. Now things aren't always perfect because that would really be a fairy tale, but I think that what we learned from our previous marriages, the time factor and the love and respect we have for each other has really helped us to enjoy each other and love each other as much as humanly possible.

This is just an introductory post to set the tone for more blog entries...and the romantic adventures promised in this blog title. Stay tuned for romantic adventures to come...


  1. Hi Karen, I found you on HubPages and had to check out your blog! I, too, have found my true soulmate the second time around- although we have yet to be married! I love your descriptions of your relationship with Chuck, as I can relate to it so well. My situation is so very similar- we have spent almost every moment together since we met 4 years ago, and would not have it any other way. We love to travel and we laugh a lot together. We also say "thank you" to each other every day, for being who we are, for loving each other, for being kind and respectful, for finding each other... I think that's really important. I look forward to reading more of your stories!

    1. Hi Sarah!

      I am glad you found my blog, and congratulations to you and your soulmate. I never thought it was possible to love someone this much and have such a wonderful loving relationship with another person. We are truly blessed...all 4 of us!