This story will break your heart, but then it will mend it again! Fate takes a turn for the better.
Five 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, last year 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.
1 Week ago I opened my eyes and saw my best friend, the love of my life, my world, down on one knee asking me to spend the rest of our lives together!!!! I still find myself getting chocked up when I replay that beautiful moment in my mind, or see a picture, look at a clip, look at this gorgeous ring, or look right next to me and see this incredible man that I get to call mine 🙂 Baby, you've made all my wildest dreams come true just by being you. You love me with every ounce of you! You support me, guide me, build me up! I will spend the rest of my life trying to make you feel loved, honored, adored and respected as you so deserve!!! But most of all I'll always try to keep you laughing because that smile is what makes my heart pound! I love you @justinpounders!!!!!! HAPPY 1 week Anniversary!!!! #preschoolsweethearts #myworld #myeverything #mybaby #loveofmylife #love #fate #destiny #soblessed #gratefulheart #thankful #engaged #fiance #bridetobe #groomtobe #weddingbells #newyork #newyorkcity #nyc #theview #truelove #theknot #wildestdreams 💗💍🙏🏻🍎🗽😍😘
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 pre-school 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.
All ready to go LIVE with AUSTRALIA!!! We are about to do an interview with their version of the TODAY SHOW called SUNRISE!! @sunriseon7 We are so honored & excited to be able to continue to share our love story with the world!!! Love to all!!!! Thank you for sharing in our journey!!! @justinpounders #preschoolsweethearts #sunriseon7 #engaged #fate #love #destiny #loveofmylife #theknot
The in-love pair were married last November, and Justin believes his murdered ex-fiancee is their “guardian angel” and is responsible for bringing him together with his pre-school love from thirty years ago.
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“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.