There are people who truly believe that real love will always find them no matter what. The story of Mandy Ashforth and Barrie Moat from Sheffield, UK can only prove it.
The two met when they were teenagers. Mandy was 17 and Barrie was 19 when they first fell in love. They dated briefly for a week back in 1982 and once they scheduled to meet up at a set time and place. Sadly, Barrie was held up by some unforeseen emergency and could not make the date.
In the early dawn of communication technology there were no cell-phones and no Internet. Unfortunately, the couple lost touch and Mandy was devastated by what she thought was a complete snub. She remained heartbroken forever since.
They both eventually continued their lives but never forgot their first love. Mandy got married and was blessed with 5 children. Barrie had found a partner as well and had a child. However, neither forgot their teenage romance.
One day Mandy decided to search for Barrie on Facebook. And there he was. She discovered her first love was now a grown handsome man. They started texting and eventually set up a date. Their previous relationships hadn’t turned out well and they believed that this was a sign they were just meant to be.
Recently, Barrie popped the question and now the happy couple is planning their wedding for next July.