“Love is knowing you will spend every day, of every week, of every month, of every season, of every year for the rest of your life with this person, and thinking, ‘This is exactly what I want”
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I met my husband on May 16th, 2008 at the Temecula Stampede (a country-western line dancing bar); we were both 19 years old.
I was living in San Diego for college and he had recently be stationed at Camp Pendleton, CA. He was a farm boy from Wisconsin turned Marine, and I was a California college student
We hit it off right away. He was the nicest guy I had ever met and he thought everything about me was adorable. He was genuine, honest, funny, responsible, mature and just absolutely amazing.
The feelings were mutual and we officially became boyfriend and girlfriend just a week after meeting.
About 6 months into our relationship he started talking seriously about marriage and our future together. We casually started looking at rings and one day we found the right ring at the right price and bought it!
But Jeremy is an old fashioned kind of guy and he didn’t want to get engaged until had a chance to ask my Dad for his permission. So we waited till Christmas when we went home to see my family and he asked my Dad for my hand in marriage. The day after Christmas (Dec 26, 2008) we officially got engaged as we were laying out under the stars, after dating for 7 months.
At that point, we knew we wanted to get married, and the more we thought about the when, the more we decided that we wanted to do it soon. We wanted to move in together and start our lives together, and with the military you have to be married to do that.
So two months after we got engaged we drove up to Northern California and got married/eloped at the courthouse on Valentines Day, 2009
But the wedding planning wasn’t over then! We wanted to have a formal wedding ceremony in Wisconsin so that his family could celebrate with us. Unfortunately, deployment got in the way and Jeremy deployed to Afghanistan for 7 months in 2010.
Two months after he came home (May 2011), we were finally able to renew our vows in a beautiful ceremony with all our family and friends on July 30th, 2011.
Since then we’ve been enjoying married life in beautiful San Diego. I finished college and graduate school and he completed his second deployment.
Jeremy plans on getting out of the military after the end of his current enlistment (he will have served 9 years), which means that we will be beginning our next adventure of transiting to civilian life in November 2015
We plan on starting our family a few years after he gets out, so for now it’s just Me & Jeremy, enjoying this adventure that is our life!
(You can read my weekly installations of our love story retold from the beginning here)
“A successful marriage requires falling in love many times, always with the same person”