An elementary school romance? You might call that a miracle. But that's exactly what happened Saturday in Fort Wayne. This is a love story unlike any other, 43 years in the making.
A pair of elementary school sweethearts, the newlywed Mark and Tracey Saylor tied the knot at Hillcrest Elementary School. The place they first met decades ago.
"We were 1st graders probably seven years old," says Mark.
"They were friends form elementary, junior high and then high school," says Mark's sister Jelemia Shaw-Smith.
Now, Hillcrest Elementary closed in the late 1970s, and the pair would go their separate ways. Both got married to different people and had kids. But fate would bring them back together.
"She raised her child, I raised mine," says Mark. "Eventually we found each other again and here we are."
Their relationship, unique down to the first conversation. Mark even remembers the little details.
"He can tell you what she wore that day," says Mark's other sister, Lisa Nelson.
Mark remembers, "She had on white Capri pants and a little greenish shirt, and the first thing she said to me was 'I will share with you.'"
From sharing school supplies, to now sharing a life full of happiness.
"He is just a different person now, and I think love has truly found each other with them," says Lisa.
"Everyone deserves that special one and I think he's found it," says Jelemia.
A special someone that family and friends say they saw coming. "I can remember back when we were young," says Jelemia. "I would hear him say Tracey, Tracey, Tracey this, Tracey that. I did this with Tracey."
With beautiful weather, Saturday turned into a day better than anyone could have asked for.
"Couldn't have been a more perfect day," says Lisa.