Well, I guess if I am really going to start sharing my life, I might as well start from the beginning. Of course, not the VERY beginning, but the beginning of when my life actually started to happen. I met my husband at a church function when I was in Masters Commission. He was there to play music and so was I, along with other things that were going on that week. The group that I was with was only in town for 2 weeks, and I happened to meet him the very last day before we headed back home, or at least what was home then. I was completely nervous and could hardly even stand to look at him, he was so pretty 🙂 Long, skinny, long hair. My best friend and I considered him a way younger version of Fabio. It was quite fun talking about him in that way. He was and is an amazing musician and so so smart and creative. It took him 3 weeks just to email me. The reason, I didn’t give him my number, just an email address. I really wanted to know if he was interested. Well, obviously he was. That summer, I ended up moving back home, which was a lot closer to him, and we started dating.
He was very much a ladies man, and, of course, I didn’t discover that until I came home. I tried breaking up with him, but he didn’t let me. Well, long story short, we dated for 4 months, got engaged and then 9 months later, we were married. We started out living in a well dressed little shack. It had a bathroom, kitchen, living area and a bedroom. The house was the size of a garage, but it was very well maintained. We definitely had our ups and downs. Sometimes, I was even afraid that we weren’t going to make it. It was very hard. I guess that is just part of marriage though. After 2 years of marriage, he got an awesome opportunity for a job that moves us around to different parts of the country. We ended up moving to Texas. Moving away was probably the best thing that we ever did for ourselves. Our marriage definitely improved, and we found a great church to go to. We were only there for 10 months, but I feel as though we were there forever. We had awesome friends, a great Pastor, and also great kids. Couldn’t ask for anything better. In 2008, hurricane Ike rolled through and ruined everything! The company that Jordan was working with lost their contract with where they were working, and he got a 30 day notice to find another job. This was very stressful, but we knew that God was going to take care of us. He always did. The hardest part was tell our kids that we had to leave. In the time that we were there, and for a very short time, we became the main youth leaders at our church. They had some amazing kids there! I don’t go a day without thinking of them.
Well, we ended up moving back up north, which was a huge disappointment. It snows here. It has snowed in Texas recently, but not like it has here. It’s still on the ground. It definitely has been a bigger adjustment moving where we are now than anywhere I have ever lived. When we did move, after being married for 3 years, we decided that it was time to start a family. I was so excited. I had been wanting to have a baby for a very long time. I am happy that we chose this time to have one. I started out 107 lbs and ended at 150 lbs! Crazy huh? I was and still am very small and short. I can pregnancy for me was very easy considering all the stories that I have heard. I did not get sick. I didn’t gain what I couldn’t lose. I was just tired all the time. Pregnancy and me just don’t get along very well. I didn’t like it. I wanted to be small again. Even though, it was totally worth it. Just to see that little image of a person growing inside of you is an amazing feeling, and she is wonderful. I can’t imagine my life without her now. She is very high spirited and energetic. The best baby ever.
Well, it’s been almost 4 1/2 years now and going strong. Kylee is now a year old, and we are expecting our second child here pretty soon. Due in March, but hopefully Conner decides to make his appearance sooner than that. A lot is going on, and that was just the short version. I can honestly say that I don’t know what I would do my God. He has made strong when I definitely didn’t feel like being strong. Wherever we end up next, I hope that it isn’t too far away, but far enough. I don’t like being cold and seeing snow. Until then…