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10 Years Ago… February 14, 2013

Filed under: Love — Kelocity @ 3:59 am

10 years ago today, I was living in a town near Amsterdam.

10 years ago today, I was studying culture, history and art in a 14th century castle.

10 years ago today, I had an almost-blank passport, a Eurail Pass, a backpack and a dream to travel around Europe.

10 years ago today, I was one month into my semester abroad and missing my new-ish boyfriend like crazy. I was in Paris. It was raining. My class took a bus from The Netherlands to Paris for a weekend excursion. We watched episodes ofย Friends the whole way down. When we got off the bus, we checked into our hotel. And I got the surprise of my life. It was February 14, 2003.

10 years ago today, Irving flew to Paris to surprise me. He waited for me in the hotel lobby. Holding a rose. On Valentine’s Day.

10 years ago today, I knew that I would marry Irving. I am smart enough to know that you don’t let a guy like that go.

10 years ago today, Irving and I walked hand in hand visiting the Louvre, Versailles, The Eiffel Tower and Notre Dame. We sparked a love of travel that has been a force of nature ever since. We had 48 hours together in the most romantic city in the world. It will forever be one of the best weekends of my life.

I have less than 20 photos from that entire weekend (one roll of film a week was all I had!) But the memories are so vivid. I’ll never forgot the way he picked me up and spun me around in that hotel lobby full of Emerson students. I felt like the luckiest girl in the world.

Happy Valentine’s Day, babe. I love you more and more every day. Cheers to travel. Cheers to love. Cheers to us and a love that gets stronger every year. โค

To see more photos (all 20 of them) from that weekend, click here!


6 Responses to “10 Years Ago…”

  1. f17reb Says:

    This is just the sweetest story, every girl deserves a guy who loves her as much as Irving loves you xx

  2. I love this story. What a beautiful Valentine’s Day memory! And to think how much has happened in ten years: all the traveling you guys have done, getting married, having Adele. Cheers to you both!!!

  3. fabliss Says:

    I love it!!! Happy valentines day guys!!!

  4. alison Says:

    I did not know this story!!!!!! I LOVE it, it made me cry!!!!!!!! We love hearing valentines day love stories, enjoy your day love birds ๐Ÿ™‚

  5. hereothere Says:

    I can’t believe that was 10 years ago!!! Happy Valentines Day to you guys!!!

  6. Happy Valentine’s Day!!! I love this and you don’t need photos to remember the weekend ๐Ÿ™‚ Hope you two have a wonderful day and cheers to a decade of love.

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