6 months ago, following a whirlwind romance and engagement that puts any Sparks novel to shame, I tied my soul to KJ. Our decision to get married and brief engagement was met with raised eyebrows. To us, however, nothing could have been more clear. Life with my husband (still tickles me pink to say that word!) is an adventure- one marked with the incredible comfort of knowing that in all endevours I am with my best buddy. I end this post with two of my favorite quotes on love: "There will be a few times in your life when all your instincts will tell you to do something, something that defies logic, upsets your plans, and may seem crazy to others. When that happens, you do it. Listen to your instincts and ignore everything else. Ignore logic, ignore the odds, ignore the complications, and just go for it.” ― Judith McNaught "Whatever our souls are made of, his and mine are the same.” ― Emily Brontë. Thanks to my lady at @pasagraphy for capturing the moment!
When Kevin Walsh was in camp at age 13, he met the "prettiest girl [he'd] ever seen" - she'd go on to accidentally save his life and then, ten years later, marry him.
Kevin told his story on Quora, talking about how he became friends with his crush and stayed in touch with her after camp on IM.
He explained that by high school they had drifted apart but he still thought about her every day. Then, his senior year, he went through some "dumb high school stuff" that put him into a depression so bad he planned to take his own life.
Kevin was literally seconds from committing suicide when his phone rang. It was a number he didn't recognize so he picked it up and it was Blake, his crush from camp.
Even though he and Blake hadn't spoken for a year, she picked that exact moment to dial him up. He confessed to her that he was suicidal and she talked him out of it, making him promise to call her the next day.
After they hung up, he wrote down some things that he really wanted to tell her some day - like how she was so important to him. Ten years later, he used those words to propose to Blake.
All it took was one sympathetic ear on one caring person to help Kevin through a hard time. If you're in a similar spot and need someone to listen to you, go here.