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Who’d have thought that on Christ­mas Day, we’d both have the same idea of propos­ing to each other? But that’s just what hap­pened, and now we’re mar­ried and look­ing to­wards the fu­ture.

Shaun and I met on Plenty of Fish in Fe­bru­ary 2013, and spent more than a month just talk­ing to each other. After a while, we both took the plunge and ar­ranged to meet in Lin­coln and that was it. We both fell in love.

It’s strange; we both have dif­fer­ent in­ter­ests and views, but some­how it all works out amaz­ingly. Shaun al­ready knew that I had two chil­dren from a pre­vi­ous mar­riage and he has al­ways been fine with this.

At last year’s Christ­mas, I de­cided to find out Shaun’s ring size to ask him to marry me.

But the sur­prise was on me when he turned up on Christ­mas Day with a ring for me as well! We both said yes and be­gan plan­ning our wed­ding.

We tied the knot at the Earl of Don­caster Ho­tel on 25 Oc­to­ber, 2014. My daugh­ter was my brides­maid and Shaun’s sis­ter was his, while his brother was his best man and my son was mine.

Em­bar­rass­ingly, as I walked down the aisle to Whit­ney Hous­ton’s I Look To You with my daugh­ter by my side, my emo­tions got the bet­ter of me and I be­came a right mess. But as soon as Shaun came to me, ev­ery­thing felt so amaz­ing and so right. Then it was off to Egypt for our hon­ey­moon!

Our fu­ture plans now in­volve try­ing to get a mort­gage and hav­ing a child of our own, hope­fully fa­thered by Shaun. Try­ing to find a sur­ro­gate is prov­ing dif­fi­cult – but I’m op­ti­mistic and truly be­lieve that it’ll hap­pen, I’m sure.

If we can’t have our own child, we’ll adopt and we’ll give them all the love we can give.

I never thought I’d find my hap­pily ever after, but some­how I did.

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