Today marks 9 years of wedded bliss for Jeremy and I. Okay, not all moments have been bliss, but it’s been a good 9 years and God has been so faithful to us. I remember when Jeremy and I started talking. I was so surprised that he was interested in me. At age 18, the 5 year age difference seemed like a big deal. Why would this mature, Godly man want to date me? I was taken back by his interest but I was pleasantly surprised when our relationship kept developing. Jeremy was more than I could have hoped for! God really blessed me. While I knew that Jeremy had a heart for ministry and he wanted to be a pastor, I learned a lot of things about him that I didn’t know. I learned that Jeremy is a hunter and a golfer. Later on when we purchased our house, I learned that Jeremy loves plants and will grow just about anything he can try. He is into superhero movies and sci-fi. He is a weather geek and if we lived in the Midwest, I’m positive that he would be a storm chaser. He also keeps up on local volcanoes and their activity. He is a man of many diverse hobbies as you can see.
Jeremy is the kind of guy that has plenty to do to fill his time. He is often outside in the yard these days sharing his love of nature with our son. He keeps up with the outdoor maintenance which is something I appreciate since I am indoor girl. Give me a vacuum over a lawn mower any day! With his full days and many hobbies, Jeremy still had time for his family. He puts Owen and I first before his own interests. I know that he makes sacrifices so I feel loved and get quality time with him. He is super involved with Owen and gives me many chances to rest and have breaks. He is thoughtful about that. Jeremy is also a super hard worker. His job is busy and sometimes has a crazy schedule attached to it. I am always amazed at how Jeremy gives 100% at work providing for us and then comes home continues to give 100% to our family.
I am beyond blessed. I am so thankful that this man is in my life. The last 9 years have held many adventures and memories. God has continued to grow us closer together and I believe that the best is yet to come. I am so lucky that I get to walk alongside Jeremy in life. He is a wonderful husband and father. He is a hard worker and caring pastor. He is goofy and laid back and go-with-the-flow. We compliment each other in so many ways and I know that his influence is good for me. He makes me slow down and enjoy life. He encourages me not to worry and stress. I am better person because he is in my life. I will forever be grateful that he looked my way!