We at the Hotel Thompson have been advised that Madi at http://downhomeinnc.blogspot.com/ is hosting a Spring Fling today, March 20, 2014. It’s all about love in the air today on this first day of Spring. I got with mom and dad and asked them to tell me the story again about them. It’s one of my favorite bedtime stories that mom tells me at night when she tucks me into bed.
It all started back in 1988. Mom went for an interview at a local company to work for all things an answering service – can you believe that?! There she met this wonderful office manager who hired her on the spot. Mom started work as a telephone operator and within a few short months, she moved up to the billing department.
Mom became close friends with the office manager. Who knew that from the beginning of their meeting, the office manager had plans for my mom. The office manager set her son up (my daddy) with mommy. They went on their first date September 14, 1988 (which happened to be the day before the office manager’s birthday – cool huh?).
That first date started it all for my mommy and daddy. And here’s the kicker. They dated for 16 years before getting married. Can you believe that? At times, mom was ready to get married but dad wasn’t. Then there were times that dad was ready to get married but mom wasn’t. Then there were times that neither wanted to get married – snorts.
But finally on Valentine’s Day, February 14, 2004, dad popped the question to mom. Mom’s answer was priceless, “What’s the rush?! Give me another 16 years and I’ll give you the answer.” Yep, that’s my mommy. She did accept though.
Then, things turned a really rough curve. Dad was involved in a car accident in March 2004. He ended up in ICU at the hospital for almost three months. It was a most horrible time for mom and dad. Thankfully, mom knew dads doctors and they allowed mommy to be with daddy a lot during these times. Daddy almost died three times during these long three months. But in the end, he turned and started to get better.
So during the last week of his time in ICU when he was feeling better, mom got with the family doctor that was involved in dad’s care. The doctor and staff at the hospital watched as mommy did the most amazing thing. She got on her knee in daddy’s room and proposed to daddy – aaww. She said that she didn’t want to wait any longer, she wanted to marry my daddy as soon as she could. He accepted.
He came out of the hospital the beginning of July 2004. This is when he actually moved in with mommy. His house had too many steps and he needed care. Mommy took care of him, got him through rehabilitation and doctor’s appointments. And in the middle of all of this, they put together their wedding. And it was easy setting a date. Over the years, daddy’s mom had passed away. Remember her birthday was September 15, the day before mom and dad’s first date. So it was set. September 15, 2004.
Mom got a beautiful dress. Dad got a handsome tux. Invitations were sent out to sixty of their closest friends. Daddy’s dad, an ordained minister, performed the wedding. And when they were married, they had been dating 16 years. This year, September 14, 2014 will marked their 10th wedding anniversary or what they like to say – 26 years together.
Molly The Wally
03/20/2014 at 10:43 am
Bacon tutt tutt you got her going with her snivelling and leaky eyes now. Gosh she’s going for the tissues. Bless your peeps. Hugs to them. Have a tremendous Thursday.
Best wishes Molly
03/20/2014 at 10:47 am
aaww thank you Molly. It is a dream for them. I’m glad they finally got together. If they hadn’t, where would “I” be?! XOXO – Bacon
03/20/2014 at 10:46 am
Brother that’s a wonderful story, I had some tears in my eyes while reading. It’s so good that your mom was on you dad’s side as he had to stay in the hospital, that’s true love. Many thanks for a super story :o)
03/20/2014 at 10:48 am
aaww thanks brother. as mom and dad tell people, there’s been valley’s, there’s been hills but through it all, they’re together. XOXO – Bacon
Pix Under the Oaks
03/20/2014 at 10:52 am
Such a wonderful story! Truly meant to be!!
03/20/2014 at 11:15 am
aaww thank you my friend. It is one of my favorite bedtime stories that mom/dad tell me at night. XOXO – Bacon
03/20/2014 at 10:59 am
Awwww Bacon that’s such a sweet story – talk about a match made in heaven that took its’ time!!! HAHA…..things work out the way they’re supposed to – how lovely your Mom proposed to your Dad too…….GREAT wedding photo!!
03/20/2014 at 11:15 am
aaw thanks cousin. It was a sweet time they had. AND they are still together through lots of hills! XOXO – Bacon
03/20/2014 at 11:02 am
What a great story of everlasting love!
And speaking of Spring, check out the picture out in this post!
03/20/2014 at 11:17 am
OMP (oh my pig!) It is wonderful. I must buy me some rain boots. XOXO – Bacon
03/20/2014 at 11:29 am
Oh my what a beautiful story of unconditional love and devotion. We are so happy to meet you and to read your story. It is amazing how quickly TLC can heal one’s soul, body and spirit.
Hugs madi and thank you for pawticipating.
03/20/2014 at 12:20 pm
Thank you for hosting a wonderful day! XOXO – Bacon
03/20/2014 at 11:31 am
Many thanks for the visit and like to my post! I hope you will return again soon and often. Big smiles to you !
03/20/2014 at 12:21 pm
We most certainly will new friend – XOXO – Bacon
03/20/2014 at 11:45 am
Happy Spring! It’s always fun to reminisce and hear about how relationships started with people you care about. Glad you got to hear your parent’s story. 🙂
03/20/2014 at 12:22 pm
Thank you my friend. I love reading about them too. XOXO – Bacon
Reilly & Denny
03/20/2014 at 1:59 pm
what a wonderful story – some peeps are just meant to be together no matter how long it takes and love concurs all 🙂
03/20/2014 at 3:26 pm
That is so very true my friends. Daddy says the plan is to almost make it fresh – whatever that means. Snorts. XOXO – Bacon
03/20/2014 at 2:14 pm
What a lovely story 🙂
03/20/2014 at 3:32 pm
AAAWW – thank you my friend. XOXO – Bacon
03/20/2014 at 4:21 pm
Awww snif snif that’s just lovely Bacon,xx Speedy
03/20/2014 at 4:29 pm
Thanks buddy! That’s why mom and dad are so very special to me. XOXO – Bacon
03/20/2014 at 4:28 pm
Awww Bacon, this a truly wonderful story! We LOVE it! 🙂 xoxo Roxy & Tigerlino
03/20/2014 at 4:29 pm
Thank you my sweet friends! XOXO – Bacon
03/20/2014 at 5:45 pm
A true love story. A delight to read. X
03/20/2014 at 7:03 pm
Aaww. Shuffles hooves. Thanks Auntie Sharon.
03/20/2014 at 7:10 pm
That’s a lovely story. I am glad your dad is alright. Sounds like they were meant to be together.
03/20/2014 at 7:17 pm
Thank you my friend. I truly believe those two were meant to be. XOXO – Bacon
03/20/2014 at 8:03 pm
Leaky ole me here 🙂 a beautiful story Bacon ….true love will always win…no matter what if you have adversity it is just another chance to add to your armoury of strength..we too have had some times of real testing and it has made us a force to be reckoned with my friend loves to you all Fozziemum xxx
03/21/2014 at 4:10 am
Aaww. Thank you sweet friend. Mountains and hills of testing does make it stronger. XOXO – Bacon
03/21/2014 at 8:11 am
Sure does..but it sure would be nice when we passed and didn’t need to be tested anymore 😉 hugs Fozziemum xxx
03/21/2014 at 8:37 am
You got that right! As mom and daddy say, too many tests in keeping things right. It needs to stop after a while. It really does. XOXO – Bacon
03/21/2014 at 8:49 am
I know….I had someone say snidely once when I was feeling a bit cheesed off at some more ‘tests’ that it built character….I said yes homicidal …they walked off…wise move my porcine pal 😉 hahahahaah hugs Fozziemum xx
03/21/2014 at 8:59 am
Snorts – I love that. No one is perfect and no relationship is perfect. There will always be stumbling blocks. My humans aren’t perfect and have been through some major roadblocks. But in the end of the day, it’s who remains there that shows what is meant to be. I like your philosophy. XOXO – Bacon
03/21/2014 at 9:04 am
And I yours Bacon…I would rather have the ups and downs than a mundane existence of banality 🙂 call me devil may care ;0 hugs Fozziemum xxx
03/20/2014 at 11:25 pm
Sweet ~~~ best romance I’ve read about in many many years……♥
03/21/2014 at 4:11 am
Aaww piggy blushes. Thank you my friend. XOXO – Bacon
03/22/2014 at 4:52 pm
What a grrrreat lub story!!! Hu’Manz are funny tho aren’t dey Bacon…Ferst we get married; den nott; den maybbe…let’z wait…no, now….how do dey survive??? MOL/PLOL…
All me nose iz me iz so glad yer Mum n Dad gott married n are happy together n ya haz a purrfect home wif lubbin pawentz….me Hu’Man Dad gott a sickness in hiz head n sum turrible stuff happined back in 2006 onlee 3 monthz after Mum resckued me! Dey were apposta get married butt bad fingz happined….we nott speek of it here butt wuud tell ya in purrivate email…Mum waz herted badlee n me almost lost her befur we eber got to nose each other…yah she cuud have died…it waz pawfull.
Dad had to go *away* n me n Mum had to move to diz place to bee seecure in case sumfing bad happined again so we lived wif sum feer fer a long time……
We not see Dad fer 2 l-o-n-g yeerz n den onlee talk on phone fer long time. Den bizitz at coffee shopz wif a chappyrone. So it waz 2009 befur me saw Dad again! He waz bettur butt it took us botha long time to trust him but one day me head buttered him n Mu knew Dad waz bettur fur reel!!!
He used to come n bizit alot butt now he livez in another town n hiz gurlfurend doez not let him bizit us 😦
He doez call on da phone n me meowz wif him. N he sendz Mum green papurrz fer me n Chiropracktur to help her get healin frum what happined all dem yeerz ago…
Oh me oh me…me told a lub story…well a sorta lub story….Mum sayz she will alwayz LUB Dad n me too…maybee she iz waitin fer him??? HHMMMM me wunderz…..
❤ Lub ya Nylablue ❤
03/22/2014 at 5:07 pm
Aaww. That could be. Mom and dad aren’t perfect by any means. They’ve had rough patches. A lot of rough patches but the come out. Hugs to you and your mommy. XOXO – Bacon
03/22/2014 at 5:18 pm
Ruff patchez do happin; turrible patchez shuud nott….
It took Mum 4 yeerz to feel safe to haz Dad here fer eben an hour. Sum memoreez neber fade it seemz. Mum sayz she missez Dad alot now tho’….butt he haz a gurlfurend so we can onlee bee furendz..bettur den nuffin rite?? 😉
Lub Nylablue xxx
Pee ess: Let’z neber argue or haz bad timez okayz me Lubbin Bacon boy??
03/22/2014 at 6:39 pm
We shall need argue my love. Nothing but smooth sailing, chasing butterflies and picnics. XOXO – Bacon
03/23/2014 at 10:33 am
Oh bless. Mummy and daddy were together 9 years before they got married but 16 years is pretty impressive!
03/23/2014 at 2:44 pm
They believe on long goals. Snorts. XOXO – Bacon
03/23/2014 at 12:43 pm
Yow dat werkz fer me Bacon…
Wish me Mum n Dad cuud habe dun dat when dey were together!!!
Lub yer Nylablue ❤ ❤ ❤
03/23/2014 at 2:48 pm
I know my sweet. Pets your head.
03/24/2014 at 8:30 pm
Phankz Bacon…me nott fink too much about it or me missez Dad A-L-O-T!!
Me got to meow wif him on Furiday…it waz so lubly to hear hiz voice at leest….
Lub Nylablue ❤ ❤ ❤
03/24/2014 at 8:42 pm
Aaww. Little things do add up my sweet little purr thing. XOXO – Bacon
03/25/2014 at 3:24 pm
Dey shure do Bacon; dey shure do!!!!
❤ Nylablue ❤