Guest Profile: Haven and Tony

You know how your mother always told you to be nice to the other kids?

She was right. Because you never know when you might marry one of them.

That’s what happened to Haven B. and Antonio R.

Here’s the story: when Tony was born, he had cataracts. That meant he had to wear thick, thick glasses–even in the first grade. Tony said the other kids used to tease him, but not his cute classmate Haven. She was always nice to him. He never forgot that.

In ninth grade, Tony finally worked up the nerve to tell Haven that he had a crush on her. Haven doesn’t even remember it: she said “I was just a typical ninth grade girl…I probably didn’t know what was going on!”

Somehow, in the last few years, Tony either honed his message and made it more clear, or Haven figured out how to tell if a boy liked her.

They got married yesterday, on our second floor deck.

After the ceremony, Tony pulled out a large gift bag and asked Haven to open it. Inside, there was a framed photo of their first grade class, circa 1989!! Tony, that romantic leading man, went to the storage locker at his old school, and rummaged around until he found the old photo. He said the lady at the school didn’t really want to let him do it, but he kept calling and bugging her.

We saw the picture yesterday, and there was Tony, on the far left, with his glasses on. Next to him, there was another little boy, and next to him, there was Haven. We’re guessing he tried to stand next to “his girl”, but that was as close as he got.

He doesn’t have to worry now…the two will be side-by-side in all of their pictures from now on.

Congratulations to the happy couple–and best wishes from everyone here!!!