Monday, April 07, 2014

Newlyweds

December 26, 1998 ( He was 20 and I was 18)
Looking back at these pictures of us together without children seems strange. I barely remember those years. What did we do with our time? I worked a full time job but I guess we had more time for each other.
We went to a friends wedding in this picture. I am sad to say her husband has recently walked out on her. After 13 years and 3 children. My heart is breaking for my friend and those children. They need their daddy and she needs her husband. I remember their wedding day.....
We celebrated birthdays with family and friends at Dairy Queen after church.
We went to the Valentine's Day banquet at church.

We took our first professional pictures together since our wedding. So young and so different without the children. Time and age can do so much for a person. We learn as we go in life and I am glad we had those first few years together before we had children. We were able to adjust to each other and living together before the boys came into the picture.

We traveled on planes to see family out of state (because we could afford it) for the holidays. We bought our first (and only) house while I was pregnant with our first son. I worked until the day before Jacob was born. I used my maternity leave and vacation time accumulated and called my boss and told I would not be coming back. I needed to stay home with my baby. I have been home ever since. God have me my children and I didn't want miss anything so I chose to be home with them. Even if it means pinching pennies to make ends meet. That's what we have to do. It's worth it! God has provided our needs.