BC: to be continued...
FC: Becky and Chris | O U R S T O R Y
1: The night we first met, everything should have kept us apart. But there was a driving force, and we were meant to cross paths...
2: about us | The more I got to know you, the more I realized that you were the one; the girl of my dreams, the love of my life. | Mike Tyson Buckle Bruce Lee Cheesecake Atlantic City
3: Pink | Our lives bonded on such a level, and the more we talked and saw each other, the more I knew I was destined to spend my life loving you.
4: H O W W E M E T | It was a night in Atlantic City when against all odds we should have never crossed paths. But fate brought you walking by me, and from the instant I glanced over and saw your brilliant smile, I knew I would never forget that face. When we spoke, I felt the honesty and goodness you exude, and yearned to get to know you more. | The first time we hung out, there was no pressure, no stress. We came from opposite ends of the spectrum, but we when were together everything melded and it felt so right. In such a short period of time you taught me so much about life, love and happiness. | O U R F I R S T D A T E
5: O U R F I R S T K I S S | Few things in life can be perfect, but when we first kissed, I felt a passion and a connection like no other. It wasn’t just a physical pleasure, it was emotional and spiritual, as though I could feel our bond solidifying. | I truly believe that through all of my life I was destined to fall in love with you; I just didn’t know it. I fell for you fast, and fell for you hard, and was so scared that the feeling wouldn't be reciprocated. Few people in life truly get to be with the one who they search their whole lives for. I can honestly say that the moment you said yes to marrying me was the happiest moment of my life.. | OUR ENGAGEMENT
6: For two people who seemed to be so different, we have learned we have so much that brings us together. I love experiencing life with you, from spending a day in Altoona, to boxing, to sitting down and just talking, watching video games with Markie, or simply cuddling on the couch while watching TV. You make everything better.
8: What brings a smile to my face every day is knowing that the bond between Markie and I is always getting stronger. He is the most amazing kid in the world, and I am truly blessed to be a part of his life and have the pleasure of watching him grow up. I love him with all my heart and thank God every day for putting him in my life.
10: Becky, Every day I reflect on our lives together, and how far we have come in such a short period of time. I can remember how miserable it was saying goodbye when I took the train to visit, and how sad I felt to know I wouldn't be able to look into your beautiful eyes. It was then that I realized I never wanted to miss you again, and that my life truly wouldn't be complete until you were by my side. God led us on a path to meet that night to save each other; you are truly my angel, and I fall in love with you more and more every day. You are the best part of my worst day, and seeing your brilliant smile light up a room is a happiness that few people in life get to experience.
11: Having the chance to know you and share my life with you has been amazing. I can't wait to spend the rest of my life waking up next to you in the morning, and falling asleep with you by my side at night. We have an amazing family, and are truly blessed to have such love permeate through our home daily. Though the future may be uncertain, one thing is for sure...that every day going forward I will love you more than any man can love a woman, and you will feel like the most special person in the world. We are going to have an amazing life together, and this is only the tip of the iceberg. Thanks for picking me! Love, Christopher
12: One Life. Live It. Two souls living separate lives, coming from different walks of life. One living a life of endless pain and suffering to be there for the one she loves most in the world; the other lost, miserable and simply going through the motions of life. On a random chance encounter, where they each should’ve been anywhere else in the world, they crossed paths, and what started out as a glance across a crowded room turned into a life defining moment. They shared an unexpected connection that night, and parted ways with nothing more than a goodbye. Resuming their lives, each led on the opposite end of the spectrum from the other, they thought of one another, and about their meeting.
13: On a slow night in a quiet hospital, a simple text led to a phone call, which led to two strangers becoming more acquainted, which led to the initial meeting. With nearly 300 miles separating them, they found a way to get together, to reignite the connection they experienced the first night—nearly six weeks before—to see if it was real, or simply materialized out of lust and loneliness. Though there were countless reasons they shouldn’t have been together, shouldn’t have connected, when their eyes met, they both felt at ease, felt as though they belonged with one another.
14: The first weekend they spent discovering each other—physically and emotionally—learning about the pain they felt below the surface, about how they so badly wanted to break out and change their lives. But just as the incredible weekend began, it came to a halting end, with yet again, a simple goodbye. Again, thoughts about if and when they would meet—or even talk again—raced through their minds. Sharing so much with one another in such a short period of time, they knew that every day going forward would be different. Unaware at the time, they both had made an undeniable impact in each other's lives.
15: They vowed to save each other, save one another from the pain and suffering of the lives they were living; against all odds, they stayed in touch, unrelenting in their drive to be with one other again, and to somehow find a way to bring their two lives together as one. Upon one night—when he was four hours away—crawling through another day in his life, she suffered a tragedy that nearly kept them apart for good. Despite the severity of the incident, they both knew at that point that they needed to be with each other, to share their lives and to share their happiness. A decision to make a move, simply geographical, brought the two souls together, under one roof.
16: The journey the two took to getting to that point solidified a bond in them that couples of many years didn't have; to get to waking up each morning in each other's arms, they sacrificed and endured much, but everything that seemed like a reason why they should never be together quickly turned into a reason why they should never part.
17: A new life, a new beginning...two souls on a crash course of misery, derailed by a chance encounter on a rainy night; a chance to start over...to love...to give...to feel the best of life. BC 2012