Helen Marshall and Graham Richardson met in school and fell in love. Teenagers documented the first feelings, and Graham proposed to his fiancée after nine months of dating. The man worked on weekends to save money for a diamond ring. It was so pricey that Graham’s best friend believed he was mad when he found out about his plans. Helen accepted the proposal, but their parents disapproved because they were too young to marry.
Graham left for college a year later. The couple attempted to connect, but their letters were intercepted by their parents. Graham called, but Helen was either not at home or was too busy to answer the phone.
The romance was soon over. Helen married, and Graham married. Both had children with their partners: Helen had four children and Graham had two. The ex-couple barely met briefly at school gatherings and never approached each other. When I passed Helen, I drove a little slower so I could watch her hair flutter in the breeze, Graham says. However, I was unable to communicate with her, which was quite frustrating
Helen quickly wrote to Graham on social media 20 years after their high school romance when she found out that her ex-marriage lovers had also broken up, despite the fact that she was divorced. Feelings revived with vigor, and Graham finished what he had started in school by marrying his sweetheart. He proposed for the second time while on a joint vacation in Croatia.
Graham scrawled the words of love in the sand and, down on one knee, proposed to Helen with the same ring he gave her when she was 15 years old. Yes!» she said once again. The small wedding was attended by only the bride’s parents. Burgers and champagne were served to the newlyweds on their wedding day. We are mirror images of one other. I now feel like I’ve found a place to call home.
I’m in my place, Helen says. Graham believes that Helen’s wedding is the right ending to their love story. He couldn’t even think about her anymore, but fate brought them back together. Never have my friends seen me so happy. It’s all her!» exclaims Graham.