January 6, 2012

Our Love Story...

Whether you are married, single, or dating...everyone has a love story. A story of how you fell in love, where you "knew"  the other person was the one...THIS is ours (my version anyway).

When I met my now hubby, I was definitely not looking for a serious relationship. I was only 20 and having lots of fun "trying on" different guys (that sounds worse than it is. Ha). I had just gotten out of a pretty serious, but very tumultuous relationship and I wanted nothing to do with guys. I had lost a lot of trust in men and the way they treated women. However, when fate smacks you across the face, you can't help but perk up and listen to it.

While I was in college, my good friend and I had a class together, and also worked together. One day, he had skipped class (naughty naughty) and needed the assignment from me. While we were at work later that day, he asked his friend to email me and get the details on what he needed to make up. So his friend (my hubby) emailed me and asked. His email went something like this:

"Hey Ben wants to know what is due in class."  (very exciting, I know)

Me, being the very sarcastic, super hilarious (in my own mind) person that I am, decided to have a little fun of my own. So, I wrote Ben back and said:

"Hey tell your weirdo friend Ty to stop emailing me. Who is this kid?"

I thought it was hilarious. Ty, not so much apparently. Let me tell you, it was not love at first email for him. Later that week, Ben and some of his friends were going to play tennis and invited me along. When I got there, Ty was there too. Being the silly boy he is, he acted rude and said mean things behind my back. I think it was only fair to say that I wanted nothing to do with him after that.

Somehow, weeks later, Ben convinced Ty to email me again and scolded him to "be NICE to her." After a couple of emails back and forth, I realized he was pretty funny (not as funny as me, but still)! He and I had the same sarcastic sense of humor, and he could actually keep up with my wit and charm :) I kind of liked him, so I gave it a shot! A couple weeks later, we went on our first date, but I still wasn't sure about him. I played a little hard to get, and I have to admit I was still dating a couple of other guys (gasp!) at the time.

After a couple months, he asked me if I would stop dating the other guys and just be with him. I said YES like we were in some sort of cheesy, PG-13 type of romantic comedy. He was just different from any other guy I had met. I felt truly happy when I was with him. He treated me like I knew I should be treated, he was super romantic, but still such a guys guy. We just CLICKED.

I would like to say THE END, but that is not the case. Our love story is not ALL perfect.

We dated for four years, but it was not sunshine and roses the whole time. We broke up a handful of times, and had one huge fight right before he proposed. That last break up was the hardest for me. We didn't talk for one entire week (we had never done that before). I missed him a ton, but I was too prideful to call him and make up. Not speaking to him made me realize what my life would be like without him. I didn't want that life (ok, sorry, PG-13 movie again). We got back together, and a couple of weeks later, he proposed to me..in such a perfect way (maybe one day I will tell you that story).

No, it wasn't the most amazing love story ever...but that doesn't matter, cause it's a real life love story. It's ours, and I love it! So here is to all the "not-so-romantic-comedy-love-stories out there"!

We have been married for three years now and last June, we had our sweet little baby boy Davis.

I love my hubby for lots of things. Every day he reminds me of the person I want to be. Every day he loves me for who I am, and never judges me. Every day I cant WAIT until he walks in the door and hugs me. Every day I get to experience all those things, and I feel so lucky!!

Jenna, The Wife



  1. I love love stories. =) Real life ones are the best after all, eh? So glad you guys accepted fate and stayed together! Lol. Beautiful blog.

  2. What a sweet post. I love your wedding picture and your sweet baby boy!!!


  3. ADORABLE. Y'all have the sweetest story! Love this post and am so glad you shared !

    xo. A Southern Bee Diary


  4. This is ADORABLE! This story is precious and more importantly, it's YOURS! :) P.S. I am in love with your hair...GORG!


  5. What a beautiful love story, no ones is perfect as I have def experienced as well but it's the flaws that make your love story GREAT! :-)

  6. I'm a love-story-addict. Thanks for sharing. It's a beautiful story! :)

  7. I found your blog via a comment on Pineapples and Pickles and am so glad I did:) I had such a fun time going back and reading your posts...GREAT BLOG!!! I'm a newish blogger and mommy to a little boy, too. Unfortunately, I've been so lazy at posting recently b/c I've been spending my limited amout of computer time reading other fun mommy blogs. Looking forward to following:)

  8. Ohhh, that is such a nice real-life love story :) I think you're beautiful! The red hair and everything :) And your child is worship-worthy.

    I'm a new follower :D Imma go try and find more of your wedding pictures. And I'm rooting for the proposal story sometime SOON ...

  9. AWEE~ thats all i could think while reading your blow. xo

  10. What a fantastic story! I am a new follower to your blog. Have a great weekend. I look forward to following along.

  11. Beautiful story :) loved reading it and you 2 have the most adorable baby boy ever...


  12. I'm your newest follower! Totally loving your blog...

  13. Great post! I realized I loved my future hubby after our first real fight. Just like you said I realized that I didn't want to spend my life without him.

    Cute blog! & I love your wedding picture towards the end, sooo cute!!


  14. Such a sweet post. Your love for your man shows through your words! Praise God for the blessing of a good husband.

    p.s. Thanks for stopping by my blog today. Lovely to meet you... - newest follower.

  15. so lovely. you guy are purely GORGEOUS.

    and seriously, no love story is perfect. yet perfect for each person in it's own way. :)

    ps you are a doll and i'm so glad to know ya.

  16. I love reading other people's love stories! The best love stories aren't perfect-they are just real.


  17. I agree, love stories aren't perfect but they are pretty perfect to the people involved. Ours was quite difficult as well but it still makes me smile. You guys are just perfect. Here's to real life love stories!

  18. Jenna, what a beautiful family!! I am glad I found you through Story of My Life, and am looking forward to seeing your blog take on a life of its own - you have a fabulous start!!

    Have a lovely weekend, darlin!!
    **newest follower** :)

  19. glad to have found your blog through SOML .. looking forward to following along.

    love your love story .. sounds a bit like mine with the love at not first sight :) but it is the end that matters.

    have a great weekend and happy new year!

  20. I honestly don't know how I got here...but glad I did! ...this love story is very similar to mine...right down to the new addition in June! (girl here, though). Look forward to reading some more! And I'm totally going to try that wrap bracelet project....

  21. Glad to have stumbled on your blog, and what a great first post for me to read!

  22. Your little one is adorable! I am a follower now.

    Check out mines

  23. awww...what a cute story..you have a very lovely blog!

  24. so cute! i just stumbled into your blog & am now your newest follower!

    certainly say hi back sometime & follow too if you fancy!

  25. I love this love story! It's a completely real one because it's NOT perfect. Don't get me wrong we all love hearing the perfect ones but sometimes it's totally refreshing to hear the ones where people actually do break-up once or twice(-ish haha) and then actually get back together and make it work. Your story actually gives me a little more hope for my very own love story to turn into something I'll eventually blog about one day! And I can't wait to read more! :)

  26. I love the ones that are "real". Maybe I'll write about our story one day. :D BTW, you have the most beautiful hair! Your family is precious! Happy New Year!

  27. Aww- this is such a beautiful post/story!

  28. I love, love stories and real life happenings :) Beautiful pictures and definitely a beautiful family!

    New reader/follower :)

  29. Aww.The two of you look cute together. Great love story! God bless the both of you in your lives together as husband and wife. :') I was really inspired after reading your post.


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