When we graduated from high school, Justin and I went to different universities. Our friendship started up again after high school and began to grow throughout college. Justin and I became best friends and were there for each out through heartaches, tough decisions, and many other things that came our way throughout college. Our friendship slowly grew into something more complicated. Justin began developing feelings for me that I was unaware of. He was patient as he battled with his feelings. Being a man of determination and hard work, he made his mind up to pursue me like all girls deserve to be pursued. (Justin even sent me flowers on Valentine’s Day my Freshman year of college after I was healing a broken heart and responded to my shock by saying, “Every girl deserves flowers on Valentine’s Day”.) Our friendship started to have ups and downs as we both struggled with awkwardness, caught between “just friends” and “more than friends”. Everyone thought we should date and everyone around us teased and pressured us.
-still just friends-
-first picture together as a couple-
-night of our engagement-
We were married July 19, 2008 in our church where Justin proposed, a very special place to both of us. Our reception was held under tents in my backyard on my family farm. We will always cherish all the little things that eventually brought us together. This is definitely a love story that I can’t wait to share with our children and grandchildren. And, although our love story has been this amazing so far, we know that what lies ahead is even better!
To be continued....
You can read a little more about our journey here.