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Today's entry is from Jackie C:
Well my story may not be the MOST romantic or make you jealous with envy, but its a story of true love - at first sight.
My younger brother was stationed in Germany and was getting married. I was excited to go to see my lil brother tie the knot - to a sweet german girl and have the opportunity to travel overseas. I was more than excited.
After traveling for a FULL LONG day, nappy hair, day old clothes and no tooth brush available to use, we finally arrived at the brother's home. In the midst of meeting people who we could not understand talk, in walked in this guy that made me blush and actually stop talking. This guy was my brother's best man.
Fast forward to the wedding - which in Germany is really different. I kept seeing this guy "Charley" and trying to catch his eye, but he did not seem too interested until I found out from my dad that he asked in a round about way, how old I was.
After the wedding, Charley kept flirting with this other girl and I just kept rolling my eyes and giggling. At dinner that night I tried sitting next to him but he ran the other way and ended up in front of me. We exchanged goggley eyes and smiles but when he tried to steal the most delicious potatoes, I gave him this "eat it and you die," look. From then it seemed a match made in heaven!
Charley made me laugh that night by doing some embarrsing things to himself - which was even more funny. A table full of Germans and a handful of Americans.....a guy that just kept making goofy mishaps... too funny, but I guess it would be more funny if you where there!
Charley ended up leaving sooner than I had wanted him to, but I was determined to see him again. When we all returned back home, I asked my brother to call him to come over.
Apparently I had my brother call him every hour, but that is not the way I remember it :) When he did finally come over (midnight) he fell asleep on the couch. I just could not believe it.
He did manage to wake from his intense - talkive dream [about car engines- how exciting] to hang out and talk for a bit. We both finally fell asleep across from each other leaving our hands so close to each other that all we needed to touch each other was a good breeze! Fast forward again to the recption.... I felt like I waited forever to see him again but when I did, it took my breath away again!! Once he was there he seemed really quiet and gave me the impression that he was not interested. Dang! Well I couldnt let a true German reception go to waste, so I decided to enjoy myself.
At the end of the night both the bride and groom were... well, they were TRASHED! We had to load them up in this mini car no bigger than a go-cart to get them both home,which meant no room for me!! My dad so nicely asked Charley if he would take me home that night...I guess from there, the rest is a beautiful history. He did spend the night that night and we talked for hours and finally got the courage to touch hands. It was amazing to be touched by someone with so much feelings inside yourself. That next morning, he had asked my parents if he could kidnap me for a while. I was so excited to see where we would go. Trusting we were all,but its crazy what love does.
We ended up at this castle that was abanded. It was more than beautiful!! We climbed all the way to the top and stayed there as long as we could. We kissed, we talked, we fell in love - and it ended all too soon. Before we knew it, the castle was closed, the gate was locked - we were the only ones left. We continued the day just being together and having fun. As the sun was setting that night, my heart that was filled with love and happiness, the first time in my life, was also getting filled with saddness. Our plane was due to be leaving that morning. I did not know if I would ever see this perfect guy again. I was determined from the begining to not let him go.
The next day we did leave and he did not follow me like I was hoping nor did he come running through the airport like a Hallmark commerical to confess his love and beg me to stay. Instead, I arrived home to the states and a few months later, we confessed our love and promise to God, friends, and family in a November wedding in North Carolina!
That is the "short" story of Jackie & Charley Charlebois.
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