“You don’t find love, it finds you. It’s got a little bit to do with destiny, fate and what’s written in the stars”.
Justin Pounders and Amy Giberson may be the next couple to break the internet. Some say it was providence that brought them together, others might even say that Justin’s tragically murdered fiancée’s angel was the heaven-sent matchmaker.
ABC action news, People, Time, Good Morning America , Huffington Post, and now Today Show has picked up this amazing love story of two beautiful people who couldn’t be more deserving of a true match made in heaven.
Justin and Amy’s story is beautiful, but bittersweet.
Just a few short years ago, Justin Pounders thought he had found his one true love in Adrianne Robert. And after falling head over heels with each other, they planned on moving in together. Inauspiciously, on the very night before they were going to start their new life together, she was tragically murdered.
Justin’s mother Deb Pounders prayed every night that he might find true love again to heal the deep wounds left in his heart.
Her belief that Adrianne was watching over Justin kept getting stronger by the day and signs would pop up to her in all kinds of ways – from seeing hearts in the clouds, flowers, and things that always signified “Adrianne” to her and Justin.
Deb knew that somehow their family would make it through this tragedy, and Justin would find true love again when his heart was ready, and that Adrianne, his guardian angel would help in any way she could because that was just the way she was in life too.
And about a year ago now, 33-year-old Pounders decided to go on dating site Match.com and ended up on Amy Giberson’s page.
“I saw her photo and for whatever reason, was instantly drawn to her,” he 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.”
The two began calling each other and planned their first date — without realizing they’d actually met before, in preschool.
Amy Giberson told People when they met and hugged for the first time, that’s when they knew they were meant to be.
“When I first saw him, I felt that I was staring at the man I was going to marry,” she said.
Something led Justin to join match.com and find Amy Giberson there. Providence? Fate?
To seal the deal, months later they found out they were preschool sweethearts -30 years ago–even then the two even insisted on sitting next to each other for the school picture found later that his mother had dug out of the old family photos.
Well, if that isn’t providence, I don’t know what is.
No matter if it was Adrianne, guardian angel, providence, or what it was that led them to meet again, it seems that it must be written in the stars, because after their first date, they both knew they were destined to be together.
This may be just the beginning of their journey, but Justin Pounders and Amy Giberson are bringing hope for love across the globe.
Amy’s letter to ABC’s Sarina Fazan:
ABC action news’ story: by Sarina Fazan explains in how it all went down and even received a letter directly from Amy:
“Wild match story. You really won’t believe it.
I Met my boyfriend when we were both 32. We met on match.com . Didn’t have a single friend in common, that we knew of. Found out we lived in the same town almost our entire lives. Discovered we shared mutual friends. Went to events on the same night, attended the same gatherings of mutual friends on the same nights but never met.
He told me when we started dating that he liked my name because his first crush was a girl named Amy in preschool. So you could imagine our surprise & amazement when a month later we learned not only did we attended the same preschool at the same time but we were actually preschool sweethearts.
To make all of this even sweeter, 3 nights ago, his mom found our class picture from preschool and not only are we both in it but we’re sitting right next to each other.
Being next to this man is my favorite place in the world.
Just wanted to share our crazy, happy story about destiny, love and an awesome website called Match! We are celebrating our 11 month anniversary tomorrow, moving to our new home in less than 20 days, we’ve picked out a wedding date but just waiting on the day he formally asks me to be his forever. Spoiler alert, I’m saying YES!
Had we met 10 years ago we would’ve fallen as madly in love as we did the day we met but we had to wait. Justin was destined to bring true love to another beautiful woman first & she was meant to bring love to him.
Justin was engaged to a gorgeous woman named Adrianne. She passed away tragically the night before they were supposed to move in. Justin needed time to heal. He said he didn’t think he’d ever fall in love again.
His mom prayed for him & told him “This isn’t the end for you. Adrianne was meant to leave now but she won’t leave you broken hearted. She will bring you someone when you’re ready”.
I truly believe she brought us back together when Justin’s heart was ready to love again. He loves me like he’s never lost before. I don’t know how he does it but he does it without effort. He’s the happiest, silliest, most outgoing, genuine & loving man I’ve ever met & I’m the luckiest woman in the world to have found him again & get to call him mine.
We spent the majority of our lives in the same town, knew the same friends, went to the same events on the same nights & never crossed paths again until we were 32 when our guardian angel brought us back together.
Hope you enjoyed our story. It’s a reminder that “You don’t find love, it finds you. It’s got a little bit to do with destiny, fate and what’s written in the stars”.
Amy Giberson posts on Facebook
Feb 3 2015: So how does it happen, great love? Nobody knows… But what I can tell you is that it happens in the blink of an eye. One moment you’re enjoying your life, and the next you’re wondering how you ever lived without them💗 — with Justin Pounders.
October 5 2015:: “You don’t find love, it finds you. It’s got a little bit to do with destiny, fate and what’s written in the stars”
My mind is completely blown after finally seeing a picture of us from preschool and we’re sitting right next to each other!!!! We spent the majority of our lives in the same town, knew the same friends, went to the same events on the same nights & never crossed paths again until we were 32. When he told me he liked the name Amy because he had a crush on a little girl in preschool named, Amy, I never thought it was actually me until we found out we went to the same preschool at the same time. Now, to see this pic…it just blows my mind to see we were glued to each other even during our playground days. The happiness, love & laughter this man brings my life everyday is overwhelming and I couldn’t be more blessed to call him mine. I love you, baby!!!! #preschoolsweethearts #didyoueverwonderaboutme #fate
—–>To Justin Pounders and Amy Giberson; Congratulations on finding a heaven-sent love, and may you stay as happy in love as you are today for always. Thanks for being the wonderful people you are. I can’t wait for your wedding, you know Jim and I will will there to celebrate!! #spreadthelove
See for yourself how this crazy/beautiful love story is making big headlines!! Just do a google search for Justin Pounders and Amy Giberson. More good things should be spread around the internet like this!
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