Today is my wedding anniversary! Glenn and I have been together for 12 years and married for 7. I can remember the day he told me he loved me and wanted to marry me. I was 17 years old. I thought it might be fun to share some facts about our relationship, so here goes!
We met in 1999 when I was a freshman in high school, he was a sophomore.
We hung out in the same circle of friends, but never saw each other as actual friends, much less dating material. We attended the same Christian coffee house on Saturday nights to watch live bands.
In May 2002, when I was 17 and he was 18, we both got out of unhealthy relationships at the same time. He had just graduated high school and I was entering my senior year. Our friendship started.
We vowed to help each other stay single (that turned out well).
We spent the month of June 2002 going to pool parties and softball games with our church, together.
July 5, 2002, he asked me to be his, and of course, I said yes.
September 2002, we watched a lunar eclipse together at his parents’ house and he told me he loved me and could see himself marrying me.
May 2003, he went with me to my senior prom.
We spent August 2003 – December 2006 in a semi-long distance relationship. We only saw each other on weekends. I was a student at MTSU (an hour from home), and he was home working.
He proposed on Mother Day 2006 in front of our entire church using a fortune cookie. Obviously, I said yes.
He customized my engagement ring. He hunted online for something unique and found a Celtic knot white gold ring. He took it to a local jeweler, bought a diamond earring and had them put the diamond into the ring.
We married on July 21, 2007 at Riverwood Mansion, a very old mansion in Nashville.
We honeymooned in Belize on Cocoplum Island. It was much cheaper back then.
Since we’ve been married, we’ve bought a house, gotten dogs and cats, changed jobs (multiple times), battled infertility, became parents, and have gotten stronger than ever. With all the changes we’ve seen in our lives and all the hurdles we’ve jumped over together, one thing has been constant: our love and patience with each other. I’m so thankful that God gave me this man.