Thursday, February 14, 2008

Our Love Story

Andrea over at Sgt and Mrs. Hub is hosting "Our Love Stories" today........since it's Valentines Day I thought I would play along. So hop on over in between your chocolates and get to reading....
Eating at the Olive Garden with family
5 months pregnant with Miller at a very hot Luau in July
Having dinner with friends at a Japanese Resteraunt and yes I'm sun burned here

Dinner at Demo's in Nashville Tn
Brunch at the Opryland Hotel with friends at Christmas
Opryland Hotel
Huge Christmas Tree at Opryland Hotel
Christmas Party with friends



15 years ago......I went with about 15 friends to Daytona Beach, Florida..yes it was Spring Break..WHOOOOOOO! We ran into the snowstorm of 93...and normally for a 15 hour drive turned into a 28 hour drive. It was cold.....and crazy. When we finally arrived...we partied...you know the party's that you went to as a teen....we drank and danced and stayed up all night and drank some more. Anyway,,,,,this is a family blog I know. I was dating someone from home and it really wasn't working out. Scott....was introduced to me and followed me around all week...everytime I was anywhere..there he was like a puppy dog. I found it amusing at first not looking for anything...trying to deal with the mess back home. We had some good talks and a couple of drinks...laid on the beach together but that was it!!!!
I even went home a day early. Scott was down on Spring Break too with another group. See we are from the same town he is 4 years older....went to rival schools and even knew of one another just never got around to meeting....when we got home he found my phone # and called 2-3 times a day. I told him I needed to deal with some things before dating. And I did....but it took about 2 months......Scott never gave up once a week he would call just to see how things were going. I finally got over my "mess" and he asked me out. We went to dinner and a movie. It was fun.....but I didn't want anything serious. So I distanced myself. A Friend of mine H said she had seen Scott at a local club dancing with my friends and hitting on one of them......well, it made me mad it made me furious...but most of all it made me jealous.....you see.....she lied...she wanted to see if I really liked him....and I did. So the next day I called him.....and well...its not over yet........we got close and he without talking to me about it in listed into the military. USAF. And tried to break up with me. That just about killed me. I wouldn't give up. He went off to basic and I stayed as close to his family as my own. Went with them to graduation and visited as often as I could. 2 months later Scott came home for Christmas.....he proposed to me......we dated 6 months......were married in 2 months and moved to Florida....it all happened so fast....but I don't regret a thing. 15 years later......I would do it again, and again, and again, he is my morning, noon and night. He is what makes me tick...he is the world to me. People ask all the time how do we make it work....honesty, laughter, and love. And most of all respect. Scott shows me everyday how much life means to us...and that what doesn't kill you makes you stronger. I believe in this and I believe in him.
We will celebrate 14 years on the 26th of this month......I love him as much today as I did 14 years ago......

19 comments:

Ginger said...

Congratulations! Here's to sticking it out!!

The New Mrs. Rue said...

wow, I'm still in my 1st year of marriage...Thanks for letting me read your story! =)

~christy~

Michelle said...

thanks for sharing your story! It's always fun to read 'how we met' stories! Enjoyed all the pics too - you guys make a cute couple!

Karen said...

Beautiful pictures. I love it -- he pursued you, you pursued him, 'til you finally 'caught' each other. You make a lovely couple.

jennwa said...

That is a great story. I think when it is really meant to be, it always works out.
Thanks for sharing the great pictures. This is a perfect story to read on Valentine's Day.

I hope you have a great Valentine's Day !!!!!

Courtney said...

Great story! I'm really seeing from these stories that whats meant to be will always find a way. Love your pictures. You are beautiful!

mindi said...

What a great story! Sticking together is what it's all about . . .

gail@more than a song said...

Aww, sweet story Jen! And great pictures, congratulations on y'all catching each other!

Sandra said...

I loved this story it was so sweet, you guys make a beautiful couple :)

Christina said...

Awesome love story. This brought tears to my eyes. Thank God he hung around and then you hung around and finally it all worked out the way it was supposed to. Very romantic and such a nice story to pass down to your children,

{Karla} said...

wonderful story! Thank you for sharing it!

Blessings,
Karla
(ps - you have a GORGEOUS head of hair!!!)

Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality said...

Hi, Jen, what a sweet story. Glad that it all ended well & you both got over those wild teenage days, LOL. Ya'll are a great looking couple, loved your story.

xo,
Rhoda

Barb said...

Awwwww. You two make a beautiful couple, Jen. He sure looks surprised in that one photo. LOL

Happy Valentines Day to you both.

Party Of Five said...

Oh my gosh! I met my hubby over spring break of 1994 in South Padre Island, Tx..a major spring break party scene I might add. I too was dating someone back home and was kinda on the outs with him. I thought I was the only one! Small world. Congrats on the long lasting loving relationship.

Catlin Humes said...

Yay! you have a wonderful story! Funny how men tend to do crazy things like join the Air Force. lol.

The Domesticator said...

What a beautiful couple you are!

I enjoyed reading your love story.

Stacy at Exceedingly Mundane said...

Awww, Jen, that was awesome! Great pictures and I loved reading your story, thanks for sharing with us :)

Here's to several more decades for you guys together!

Ann(ie) said...

awwww. I love that story. You two are a beautiful couple!!! You even look hot at the hot luau when you were preggers!!! I did not take one hot pregger pic! Hope you guys had a wonderful Valentines day my online pal!! xo.

Burg said...

Awwww... That's really sweet..

By the way, if your skin and hair are that perfect in real life, I think I might hate you!! :P You are one beautiful lady!!