Monday, May 21, 2012

The Best 7 Years

My husband and I have been married for 7 years today.  It has been the best 7 years of my life.  Jerry and I met about 10 years ago through a mutual friend.  I was separated at the time and all of us just hung out as friends.  I had feelings for him, but it was just the wrong time.  I was traveling a lot for work and he was also going through some personal stuff in his life.  Fast forward about a year.  I am sitting in my hotel room in St. Louis catching up on work from a project.  I get a phone call from a number I didn't know.  It was Jerry.  He got my number from a friend of mine and called out of the blue to ask me to go out with him when I got home on the weekend.  The timing was perfect.  I was free, he was free, we were both interested.  It was amazing...until...I got an assignment in Denmark.  Needless to say, we were in love and knew it was a great opportunity for me at work.  I spent 14 months working in Denmark and traveling home for a week every 6 weeks.  Jerry flew for the first meet me in Rome for a long weekend.  He came for a week to tour around Denmark, Germany, and Sweden.  It was great and it was really hard.  We fell further in love, but it was hard to be apart so much.  When my project ended, we decided to move in together.  I continued to travel a lot and we would see each other on weekends and when Jerry would fly out to see me.  Ahhh...I do miss traveling sometimes.  Anyway, we found out I was pregnant in March, 2005 and decided to get hitched.  We had a beautiful ceremony in my mom's backyard.  It was perfect.  We have been through a lot in the last 7 years, but we have grown stronger and love each other more today than yesterday.  Jerry is my rock and I can count on him for anything.

Here are some more great pictures from our wedding...we both want to get back those figures we had back then:

Professional pictures...we left the reception for a while to get these done.
Destiny looks so young in this picture.  She wore the same dress as me and it was beautiful!

Our families...isn't my mom's yard perfect for a wedding!
The wedding sister, Marilyn and Jerry's brother, Jerome
My brother giving me away!
Our beautiful cake...made by my beautiful sister, Marilyn