How appropriate that my 15th wedding anniversary fell on a Thursday this year! Today’s longer than usual thankful Thursday is dedicated to my husband, Trevor. He’s so deserving of this lengthy post!
I’m pretty sure we surprised almost everyone when we got engaged, we’d only be dating seven months! I know many had doubts that a 23 year old and 20 year old could be “serious” about marriage. I know this because several people have since told us they gave us a year, at most 🙂 But boy, were we serious! So serious, that a little over six months after Trevor popped the question, we were married.
We both come from divorced families, and the two of us wanted the generational curse of divorce stop with us.Has our marriage been easy? Nope! Have we had communication issues? Yep! Have we faced daunting challenges? Yes! Is it only by God’s grace that we are still together? Absolutely! Have we created amazing memories? YES!! Can I imagine my life without him? No Way! Is our best yet to come? I believe that is true!
Ok back to the thankful part of this post! Here’s just some of the reasons I’m thankful for Trevor. He’s upheld every vow he made on our wedding day! He has more integrity than anyone I know.
He is honest, humble, and hard working. He is smart, wise beyond his years, makes me laugh, let’s me be silly, supports my dreams, and teaches me how to be a better person. He really is a “super” man. He supported this very last minute trip to Germany!
I’m thankful he kisses me goodbye every morning, again when he gets home, always kisses me goodnight, and most nights he hold’s my hand while we fall asleep.
Its been fun and challenging to “grow up” and “grow” together. I’m thankful amidst difficult times, we haven’t grown apart. I thought it’d be fun to share some of my favorite pictures and memories from the past fifteen years. Some of these photos were taken with a film camera, so they have “vintage” look!
Another amazing thing is my ex-boyfriend’s sister hosted our wedding at her home. Yes, you read that right! We were young, and extremely strapped for cash. After seeing the price of wedding venues, we didn’t think we’d have enough funds to have a “wedding.” She offered to host our ceremony, reception, and even had several of my family members from Michigan stay at her home. Both of our families also helped make the wedding day of these two “youngsters” a success. My aunt was the “florist,” my dad set up the tables and chairs, my cousin was our photographer, Trevor’s cousin provided wine, Trevor’s friend played the ceremony music, my mother in law made the bridesmaid dresses, and my mom bought my dress and helped with many last-minute things. There were many, many others who helped us on that day and with pre wedding festivities. We would not have had a wedding, nor would I have had a bridal shower, without our family and friends support!
Everyday I’m thankful to have Trevor as my husband. I’m so happy and blessed to spend the rest of my life with him!
Share with me about a person you’re thankful for in your life. Even better, tell them you’re thankful for them!
October 16, 2014 at 6:49 am
An amazing tribute. He’s definitely a keeper. As we both know it takes two. Congratulations on your anniversary!
October 16, 2014 at 12:08 pm
Thanks 🙂 Loved your post today too!
October 16, 2014 at 1:11 pm
The both of you are an inspiration. I met me boyfriend 4 years ago, and ever since then he has changed my life and as he puts it, I have changed his. We are thankful for each other and what the creator has given us. Thank you Jen for sharing your story
October 17, 2014 at 4:22 am
Thanks so much! I’m glad you’ve found someone special too!
October 16, 2014 at 5:07 pm
Happy Anniversary and best wishes for Many more adventures together!!! Loved all the pic and your wonderful words. So proud of both of you! xoxo
October 17, 2014 at 4:20 am
October 16, 2014 at 9:33 pm
This is very sweet and endearing. I am thankful to have found your blog! You have had some amazing trips with her husband. What a blessing. Wishing you well!
October 16, 2014 at 9:34 pm
I mean your husband! 🙂 sorry!
October 17, 2014 at 4:20 am
Thank you Kim! I love your blog as well!
October 16, 2014 at 10:49 pm
Thank you so much for sharing a piece of your beautiful love story! I cried happy tears 😉
October 17, 2014 at 4:21 am
October 17, 2014 at 2:24 pm
i can’t believe it has been 15 years, I remember the day very well. Wishing you and Trevor a very Happy Anniversary!!!