After the devastating loss of his fiancée in 2012, Justin Pounders was struggling to move on.
But in the video above by ABC Action News, we learn one tragedy ended up creating a love story that was three decades in the making. Shortly after the murder of his former fiancée, Adrianne Robert, Pounders moved to Orlando, where he says his mother refused to give up hope to find him love again.
"She would pray every night for me to find someone that would make me happy," Pounders says in the video above.
A year ago, 33-year-old Pounders went 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.
Giberson told People when they met and hugged for the first time, that's when they knew they had crossed paths 30 years ago.
"When I first saw him, I felt that I was staring at the man I was going to marry," she said.
About a month ago, after the two had figured out they went to school together, Giberson uncovered an old photo and posted it on Instagram.
"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," she writes.
"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
Pounders also believes his former fiancée, Roberts, is his guardian angel, and it was her doing that reunited the pair.
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