I'm Shannon. I'm a 35 year old divorced mom to 2 sons (Ethan is 8 and Cullen is 5). I teach High School Autism support in a private school for kids with severe behavioral needs.
My fiance is Adam. He's a 35 year old divorced dad to 1 son (Alex is 11). He was just hired as Behavioral Support at my school.
Our story goes way back. Adam and I dated when we were 14, 15, 16...I actually broke up with him for one of his good friends. We lost touch for a long time. Life happened and we both got married and had children. Neither of our marriages worked out. Last summer, we started talking to each other on Facebook. In October, I flew from Pennsylvania to Colorado to see him for the first time in 17 years. He picked me up at the airport, kissed me and it was all over from there. On that trip, he gave me a gorgeous heart necklace with blue and white diamonds and I haven't taken it off since. We flew back and forth over 1700 miles every few weeks for months. In December 2013, right before Christmas, Adam and his son drove 29 hours and moved in with my boys and me. Adam proposed on the July 18. Adam and I had a rocky start and almost broke up a few times in the first 7 or 8 months of our adult relationship. It is HARD combining families and working around money issues and dealing with exspouses. However, love was always there and we've worked a lot on our relationship. So, here we are.
We're planning an outdoor wedding with some Pagan/Celtic elements. No attendants other than our sons...a bonfire reception...nothing super traditional...just very much us.
I'd love to hear about you ladies.