We were young, at the time I probably would have disagreed with that statement but 10 years later I can say, we were young. We had no idea what the next 10 years would hold for us, and even if I tried to dream it I wouldn’t have even came close.
Yes our wedding day was special, the vows we shared were sacred. But this past Sunday as we reflected on what marriage has actually been like, with our complete family all together, it felt like so much more than that day in front of hundreds of people.
I never would have guessed that we would be dreaming together for our careers, that instead of two separate paths they would merge as one. I had no idea I would mother our children alone for two deployments. That I would have two boys! I knew Jordan would one day make a great daddy, but not like this, not as committed and devoted to his family like he is. We are a unit, and that is something I hoped and dreamed for, I am eternally thankful that it’s been that and so much more.
Jordan, thank you for being the kind of man who follows through, who knows what he wants and makes it happen. Thank you for caring about my well being enough to tell me to take care of me. You are my rock. You could do ANYTHING you put your mind to and the fact that you have chosen to support my dreams as we get to our dreams, I just can’t thank you enough. You truly are my best friend and will always be that.
The fact that we were blessed with these three amazing children is definitely not something either of us take for granted.
This photo cracks me up, it is the most accurate summation of what our life really looks like for the majority of our days :)
I think it’s safe to say that if your love 10 years in is 10 times stronger than the day you got married, then I think that means it’s a perfect match.
17 years ago on this day, August 7th 1999, a young boy was determined to ask a young girl to be his girlfriend…. and with a letter in the mail (because he was grounded) he made sure that it happened. I highly doubt on that day he knew he was committing to his forever girl, but I’m pretty sure if we were to tell those young kids what their life would look like at 31 they would smile, because it really does feel like a dream, a full and beautiful dream…
Always and Forever Babe, I will be Forever Yours…
Stay tuned for part two!!!! And if you loved these you will LOVE all of Katelyn James‘ work!