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The Unlikely Start of Me and Him

“Max was just so intimidatingly real.” – The Start of Me and You, Emery Lord A few weeks ago when I read The Start of Me and You, I stopped myself on the page with the above quote (note: it’s from an ARC so it might not be in the final book but I hope it is) […]

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March 10, 2015 - 10:00 pm

Rebecca @ Reading Wishes - Love this! Happy anniversary for last week and thanks for sharing this lovely story with us.

March 9, 2015 - 10:17 am

Topaz @ Six Impossible Things - Oh my goodness, what an absolutely gorgeous tale. My heart is singing. Happy anniversary to both you and your lovely husband – I’m so incredibly glad that you managed to find your happily ever after, even if Prince Charming, wasn’t quite who you expected. <3

March 5, 2015 - 11:27 pm

Brianna - Happy Anniversary! This post is so sweet. I hope I can find my forever person someday. At almost 33, my marriage clock is ticking.

March 5, 2015 - 3:53 pm

Sarah @ What Sarah Read - First of all…HAPPY ANNIVERSARY!!! My husband and I celebrated four years back in October. Amazing how quickly is goes by right?

I can relate to this post SO much! When I first met my husband I was totally thrown off by how uncomplicated and easy our relationship was. I was always waiting for something bad to happen, so I didn’t really allow myself to fully settle into the relationship until well after we were engaged. Like, literally a month before the wedding I was freaking out. Not cold feet, not at all. I was just still trying to come to terms with the fact that I was in a healthy, loving relationship that didn’t require drama or heartache. My previous relationship was soooo opposite of what I was experiencing with my (then) fiancé and I worked so hard not to project those past experiences on my current relationship. To be honest, I still have to check myself every once in a while. As you can probably guess, my past relationship was pretty horrible. THANKFULLY, I found my current hubby and things are so blissfully normal!

So, thank you so much for opening up about your relationship. This post is so beautiful and I’m so glad you wrote it! xo

March 5, 2015 - 1:15 pm

Tammy - Just lovely Estelle

March 5, 2015 - 11:27 am

Alexa S. - This post is lovely, E! I liked hearing your take on love, and found myself nodding in agreement quite a few times. You’ve captured your feelings so wonderfully, and I’ve got to applaud you for that! (And for making me cry…)

March 5, 2015 - 11:25 am

Elena - ESTELLE!!! HAPPY ANNIVERSARYYYYYY! So much love to you and J! I really loved this post, it made my heart so full. I am so so happy for you! You’re right, it does seem like love should be this outright passionate encompassing thing and sometimes it is but sometimes it’s the nuances and inner strength and ease. I hope you guys have the most wonderful day.

March 5, 2015 - 11:16 am

Meg - So lovely and heartfelt. Happy, happy anniversary!

March 5, 2015 - 9:23 am

Brittany @ The Book Addict's Guide - What a beautiful post, Estelle! And happy anniversary!!!!
I just love reading things like this and hearing other people’s own personal love story. This meant a lot to me: ” Reconcile with yourself that sometimes putting your all into something doesn’t work out.” because YES. I can’t tell you how many times I had a crush — or even outside of a romantic relationship, just thought that if I wanted it enough, it SHOULD work. Sometimes it doesn’t. Sometimes you think that’s exactly what should happen in your life because you want it and you FEEL it… But life has a funny way of not letting those things happen because there’s something even MORE perfect that we don’t even know about at the time. It’s the hardest thing to move past because you DON’T know about this something amazing (and again, speaking to more than just romantic relationships but that also happened many times for me (but I was never serious with anyone before Shane so it was a bit easier for me))
Anyway. It makes me so happy to hear how happy you are! It doesn’t have to be grand romantic gestures. I fell in love all over again when my Portuguese version of Harry Potter came in the mail the other day and was SO EXCITED and Shane laughed and said, “You’re SUCH a nerd and I love it.” It was something so silly and simple but it reminded me that we love each other for exactly who we are and yes, we are constantly growing but we have that same foundation that makes our marriage great. I’m sure we’ll have many bumps along the way but I have confidence that we’ll pull through them just fine!
Thanks for sharing your story! It was so lovely to read — and I hope to meet James someday too! 🙂 Happy anniversary to you both! xo!