No love story is the same, and ours is proof of that. Michael and I met through a mutual friend in late 2006. When I first saw him I was completely SMITTEN, and I knew right away he was the one. After patiently waiting, we had our first date in April of 2007 and have been together ever since. In April of 2008 we found out we were pregnant. This was a huge surprise considering I had cervical cancer when I was 16 and had undergone some surgeries which prevented me from ever becoming pregnant, or so the doctor said.
My son, Christian was born in January of 2009.
We had every intention of marrying, he had already proposed and we were very happy. Sadly, while I was 9 months pregnant with my son, my father suddenly passed away and I was going through a lot physically, mentally, and emotionally, which delayed tying the knot. I wanted our marriage to be a joyous, happy memory for us and our new growing family and I decided to put off the wedding until I was emotionally ready. I was and still am so blessed to have a loving, supportive husband to get me through those tough times.
When Christian was 5 months old, I found out I was pregnant with my second child. I was ecstatic! I went from not being able to have any children, to becoming a mom of two.
My beautiful daughter Grace was born in March of 2010.
To say that I am blessed is a complete understatement. After losing my Father, I felt like God had brought my two babies into my life at a time where I needed them the most. At a time of grief, sadness, and anger, they have brought me so much joy, laughter, and purpose.
What I admire the most about my children is their love for one another. The way they think and care for each other is so inspiring.
In May of 2015 we bought our first house! I wanted a small fixer-upper. I just couldn’t find myself buying a builder grade, cookie cutter house. I wanted character and possibilities. I didn’t mind getting my hands dirty to make a house feel like OUR home!
In February 2016 we took a family trip up to Blue Ridge, GA and stayed in a small cabin for 4 days on valentines weekend. We hiked up to the top of a waterfall where Michael (for a second time now) got down on one knee and proposed. I was not expecting this at all. I even got a new beautiful engagement ring that he picked out (isn’t it a beauty?). Apparently everyone knew except for me, and the kids were so happy to witness it as well.
After all, it was finally the time to get married. I didn’t want to be the type to get married JUST because we got pregnant, or just because of our families and friend kept asking. I wanted to get married because it was the right time for us and our family. I am glad we waited because not only could our children witness and remember everything, my son was able to walk me down the isle.
We got married in April of 2017 on our 10 year anniversary. In the next post you will hear all about the wedding and where it took place.
There you have it. 10 years summed up in one post, and I can’t wait to see what the next 10 years will bring. Thank you for reading about our love story!
check out our Key West wedding post here!