“If I remembered her she would never forget me.”

the story of Frances Alice Blogg & Gilbert Keith Chesterton

“Once in the course of conversation she looked straight at him and he said to himself as plainly as if he had read it in a book: ‘If I had anything to do with this girl I should go on my knees to her: if I spoke with her she would never deceive me: if I depended on her she would never deny me: if I loved her she would never play with me: if I trusted her she would never go back on me: if I remembered her she would never forget me. I may never see her again. Goodbye.’ It was all said in a flash: but it was all said…

“Here ends my previous existence. Take it: it led me to you.”

Read Chesterton’s Letters About His Marriage Proposal

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"While over-the-top sentimentality and gushy romantic novels aren’t my cup of tea, I do love real-life love stories. They’re unique, authentic, and often humorous. They display God’s endless creativity mixed with the realities of life in a fallen world. They give hope that true love should be highly esteemed."

(Jeannie in "Humorous & Authentic Real-Life Love Stories")