Lot 48: my parents have a "grey's anatomy" love story

May 8, 2017

my parents have a "grey's anatomy" love story

i am reposting this in honor of my parents 34th anniversary that was yesterday. i love my parents love story and have always thought it was movie love. a great love story for the ages.
my parents have an epic love story. and i love it. my parents have the kind of love that has always been an example to me and is the kind of love that i always wanted. my parents will be married 31 years in a few weeks. and they are still obsessed with each other. and it is completely adorable.

my dad is a doctor, my mom is a nurse. so maybe it isn't quuuuite like mer and derek because they aren't both doctors, but still. my dad did his internship right after med school in michigan, where my mom was a nurse and where she was from and had lived her entire life. my dad was asleep in the on call room when my mom called him and woke him up and said he needed to come look at a patient. he went to the patient's room (the patient thought she was at home on her couch and was super crazy i guess) where he saw my mom for the first time. he says that when he first saw her, he did a double take and thought she was the most beautiful woman he had ever seen (ps. she is because my mom is really, really, really gorgeous. like the kind of gorgeous that doesn't come around very often because she is THAT beautiful). there was one problem though. she was engaged. my dad was living with his sister at the time, and i have lived with his sister twice, for two summers in college. my aunt told me once that when my dad came home from the hospital that night, he said "i have met the woman i am going to marry. but she's engaged. but i don't care." (my dad claims he doesn't remember saying this).

this is the part of the story where my dad get really funny and likes to boast that he store her away from her fiance and my mom says she was already having doubts when she met my dad. my dad likes to say that my mom just couldn't resist him and he just swept her off her feet. who knows. my dad refers to my mom's fiance as "twinkle toes" because i guess he saw him dance once??? and he was an awkward dancer i guess?? i don't know the guy's real name. anyway. after my mom broke off her engagement (by the way my dad was the EIGHTH man to propose to my mom. like i said, she is really really beautiful and smart and nurturing and lovely and everything good) my parents started dating. my dad went back to utah after his year long internship ended and five months later, my mom followed him. after 3 years of breaking up and getting back together and breaking up and getting back together and cars getting set on fire (long story. grey's anatomy worthy, i'm tellin ya!) he FINALLY proposed in a restaurant that overlooked the salt lake valley and put the ring in the dessert. 31 years later, they have four children and 6 grandchildren. and my mom still touches up her makeup before my dad gets home because she is so excited to see him and still hold hands and my dad still puts a big pillow in her spot of the bed when she is out of town because he hates sleeping without her.

epic love. that's my parents got. and i am so grateful. because of them, i didn't settle for anything less, and that's what i got. and i can't wait for our kids to watch my husband and i be so madly in love while they grow up, and see that they should never settle for anything less. circle of life!!

i love my parents. can you tell?
happy 34th anniversary mom and dad! thank you for loving each other and showing me what a good marriage looks like. love you both.

7 comments:

  1. Wow, 8 proposals! That's nuts! Amazing that your mom could turn down all of the previous one's and know which one was right. After reading this I really want to see a picture of your mom. :)

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  2. I love hearing stories like that, they are so heartwarming! And I like watching Grey's Anatomy :)

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  3. Ahh! This is so adorably sweet! x

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  4. Hey Lauren! I nominated you for the Liebster Award :)

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  5. This is so sweet! I love it. :)

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  6. That is the cutest story ever!!! And wow your mom is so beautiful! 8 men, WOW!

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  7. So sweet! Happy anniversary to your parents!

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