This story will break your heart, but then it will mend it again! Fate takes a turn for the better.
Six years ago, Justin Pounders was engaged to be married, when tragically, his fiancee, Adrianne Robert, 29, a graphic artist, was murdered in Clearwater. Justin was totally devastated and could find no joy in life.
His mom constantly encouraged him to find love again, refusing to let him give up. “She would pray every night for me to find someone that would make me happy,” he said.
Then, in 2016, he decided to join match.com, a dating service. He found himself drawn to a photo of a young lady named Amy Giberson.
Justin, 33, told People Magazine, “She just had this great energy, you could tell. I can’t explain it, but I knew I had to get to know this girl.”
They got to know each other, and one day, Justin casually said he once had a crush on a girl with the name “Amy” and had always loved that name since then.
“I joked to him, ‘Well, it’s not me, so I don’t want to hear about her,’” said Amy.
One day, Amy was curious about a scar above Justin’s eye. “I said, ‘Oh yeah that happened at good old Sunshine Preschool,’” Justin said. And it turned out to be the same St. Petersburg preschool that Amy attended.
When they realized they were both at the same preschool together, they asked their parents to show them photos from back then.
“Justin’s mom found a photo of the two of us together and I just started crying, I was ecstatic. I was the Amy he had liked all those years ago! It was definitely meant to be,” said Amy.
The in-love pair were married in November 2016, and Justin believes his murdered ex-fiancee is their “guardian angel” and is responsible for bringing him together with his preschool love from 30 years ago.
“His love has brought my heart and life so much happiness, LOVE, laughter and peace. I’ve never known a peace like this until I met this man,” Amy wrote on her wedding website.