I met my husband when I was 12 years old and in 6th grade. He fell in love with me at first sight, but he was extremely shy. My feelings for him were not the same, not at first.
When we were kids, he would just stare at me. He wore a big brown jacket all the time, no matter what the weather and I thought he was a little geeky. He would make me presents and buy me things and have his brothers bring them to me. This went on for years. I thought I wanted the cool guys, so I didn't respond. His family and mine went to the same church, so we were all friends, but he would never talk to me, he was too shy. I always knew he was there though, always staring at me. I was kind to him, but I didn't know how to talk with him. I still thought he was a too geeky for me. But, deep inside I knew somehow he was special.
Our lives went on the same for many years. When I was 22 years old I married another man and had a son, and then 2 years later I divorced. It was a very unhappy marriage, and I was miserable. I always thought of the boy that would just stare at me and wished I could have had the courage to just talk with him, but I was shy too.
After my divorce, the mom of the boy from my childhood set up a meeting with me and him and a few friends to go to Knotts Berry Farms for the day. I hadn't seen him for a few years, so when I saw him, WOW, he grew up, even the little geeky ones grow up into handsome men. He also had the courage to talk to me. I found out he was even more beautiful inside, and that is what really matters after all.
We have now been married for 15 years and we are more happier today then ever. We have added two daughters to our family, and he loves my son as if he were his own. He is the kindest and most giving person I have ever met, and I thank God "and his mom" for him every day.
A word of advice to all the little girls in the world. Don't ignore the geeky and shy little boys. You never know, they may grow up to be your prince charming.