Whether it’s a childhood crush, a budding romance or a lifelong love — Valentine’s Day is the perfect time to celebrate the joy that your love brings to your life.
Here’s hoping you enjoy this small selection of love stories will help inspire some sweet memories for you, and that you have yourself a Happy Heart’s Day, too.
A shared love of Disney, and pets
Around 2014, I joined the online dating app called Plenty of Fish.
Both my husband and I came across each other’s profiles and our conversation started very quickly.
We finally agreed to meet in person and decided on a Dunkin Donuts/Baskin Robbins Combo, because who doesn’t like coffee and ice cream?
We hit it off immediately and ended up at IHOP for a “Breakfast for Dinner” date night.
Our biggest love that we share is for Disney; he loves the parks and I love the original movies. We also both absolutely love animals.
Over the next five years, there were obstacles that came between us like jobs, distance and other potential relationships, but we always ended up going back to one another.
We finally made the decision that we were meant to be.
My husband moved into my home in February 2019, and we decided to make it official and were married in February 2020.
We bought our first home together in March 2020 following our wedding, and are hopeful for a baby to join our family this year. We have many fur babies (three dogs, two cats), two fish and a very large Sulcata Tortoise, but truly want to have a “human” baby of our own!
Happy Valentine’s Day to my husband Christopher James!
I love you and hope that our life together continues to surprise us, and make each and every single day worth it!
— Brittany Desmarais (She and her husband are from Lutz).
What a good guy, great connection
Clark and I met eight years ago when we worked at the same restaurant together in Tampa. We lost touch after we both found new jobs, but reconnected this past year. I love him because he is my best friend, a good guy, and we have a great connection.
— Katie Fernandez (Katie is the sales assistant at The Laker/Lutz News)
Almost 37 years, and still going strong
Joe and I both lived in the same town and went to the same high school. We met in 1980, and although we have different versions of how we met, it all worked out for the best! I fell in love with him because he lets me be me, loves me unconditionally, makes me laugh, and wants to see me happy. We’ve raised three amazing kids and will be married 37 years in May.
Mary Rathman (Mary is the editorial assistant at The Laker/Lutz News)
Published February 10, 2021