Do you believe in fate and love at first sight? Emily and Eli Crowther do.
You could say they first met on May 5, 1973, the day they were born within 50 minutes of each other at Utah Valley Regional Medical Center. Nineteen years later, on May 28, they were married."They didn't grow up together. They didn't even live near each other all of their lives," said Emily's mother, Linda Stringer.
They formally met in the parking lot of ShopKo in Provo in February. They went to a dollar movie, and by the end of the night, they were in love.
"After the movie we went to JB's for coffee. I asked him when his birthday was, and he told me May 5th. I thought he was lying. I called him all kinds of names, and I made him show me his driver's license," Emily said.
Later they got out their birth certificates to verify that they were not only born on the same day but in the same hospital and within the same hour.
"We had a good laugh that night. We thought it was really neat," Eli said. Others said it was "freaky" or "a sign from God." Emily and Eli, who got engaged two weeks later, say that it was fate.
"I knew the first night that I met him that I was going to marry him," Emily said. "We really do believe in love at first sight. We've never even had a fight."
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