Saturday, March 25, 2006

Happy Anniversary

Today is our 6th anniversary!! Here is the history of our relationship...

We first met at church when I was 5 and he was 11. My parents were his Jr. high leaders. Later, our parents started working at the same summer camp. I remember following him around thinking he was so great but he had nothing to do with me. At one point my Mom even said to his Mom, "Can't you just save that boy for my daughter?"

When camp days were over and his family moved to another church we lost touch for several years. He moved to Chicago for college.

When I was about 15, he came back to our church to see his cousin get baptized. I remember running over to my Mom and saying "Mom, did you see Jeff Thomas?" A few weeks later I called his house and asked his Dad for his address in Chicago so I could write to him. Turns out he was back in town and living with his parents. I was too scared to talk to him on the phone at that point so I decided to write him a letter. I got a letter back the next week. We continued to write for the next few weeks. I finally got up enough courage to invite him to a church softball game. He came and I just knew he was the one for me!

We started dating when I was 16 and he was 23. People were shocked but it didn't seem to bother my parents, they totally trusted us. Around 17 he gave me a promise ring and said someday we would be married. We got engaged the day before I graduated highschool. Then married right after I turned 19. We have had two wonderful little boys together. It's so hard to believe it's been six years already. God has truly blessed our lives!!

I love you Jeff!!

5 comments:

HolyMama! said...

What a story!! Sigh....

theresa said...

So sweet - I can't believe your parents let you date a 23 year old. Guess they knew what they were doing! Glad to have caught up on your blog. I'm almost back and done packing!! Phew!

P.S. I say you start saving now to have your 10 year anniversary in Chicago!!

Praying for your Prodigal said...

Congratulations! What a beautiful history you have (and are making!)

:) Diane

Jodi said...

HAPPY ANNIVERSARY!!! So happy you guys have been together for so long. Very special memories. I remember chasing Jeff around camp with you. It was fun. Now you have him for life. So very happy for you. Glad you caught him. :)
You have a beautiful family!

shannon from rocks in my dryer said...

Happy anniversary--what a great story!