October 28, 2010

The Story of Us

The story of us began on a park bench overlooking the Mississippi River. It was sealed with a kiss on the forehead later that same afternoon. A tender moment that is locked in my memory forever.

When I met my Sweet Hubby I thought true love was a fairy tale. He shows me every day how very real it is.

It's small moments, day after day of kindness and affection. It's not saying things you will later regret and saying the things you will regret not saying. It's wanting nothing more than to just be together where ever that may be and giving each other space to be who we really are.

It's being able to talk about anything and being able to not talk at all. It's laughing until we cry and crying until we laugh. It's being the best parents we can be but putting our marriage first. It's having each others back no matter what and feeling safe in the knowledge that this is forever.

It's not perfect but it's as close as I could imagine. It's the happy ending I didn't dare dream of.

**All photos by the amazingly talented Teresa of Meadowbrook Farm

36 comments:

  1. YES!!! I love that I have witnessed your love, live and in person.

    You look so beautiful in these photos. And Jim looks especially gangsta/fierce in that last shot. ;)

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  2. Jen, so happy for you and your husband. It is special indeed. I feel the same way with my husband and it is a blessing to have that.
    Great photos--Teresa is awesome.
    Amy

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  3. That is so beautifully written Jen...and how perfect you look together. You are blessed...
    xo,

    annie

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  4. You brought sunshine to me today. I am happy for you both, what a gift to share your lives with one another.

    Congratulations on a love worth celebrating!

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  5. How wonderful to have met the perfect other half of you! Your pictures are lovely.
    Hugs,
    Penny

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  6. ahhh....that's so sweet! Maybe there is hope for me finding a sweetie like that.

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  7. Sweet words and pictures! Glad you two are so happy!

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  8. What a beautiful story. When a man tenderly kisses you on the forehead, that's tantamount to knowing for certain sure that you have encountered, not a toad, but one true prince. Hold on tight and never let go!
    Brenda

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  9. Such a lovely post Jen! What a great couple you make & the photos ~beautiful!!

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  10. what a handsome couple............

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  11. Always, forever and no matter what! I love it... you are a cute couple. How many years has it been??

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  12. Sweet!! You two make a lovely couple!

    Janet

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  13. What a beautiful tribute to your husband. I think there are many that wish they had that type of total commitment and love.

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  14. I love that, Jen! I feel the same way about my husband. He is my best friend, and I couldn't imagine life without him.
    You guys are a cute couple. Love the photos! :)
    Hope you are having a wonderful week.
    Beth.

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  15. Beautiful photos of a beautiful couple. I know that feeling of having found your dream come true. I'm so glad your love for each other continues to grow.

    I love a love story!

    xo
    Claudia

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  16. You two very well may be the sweetest couple I've ever seen. Peas and carrots. Peanut butter and jelly. Made for each other.

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  17. Beautiful photos & you both look wonderful in them. And very much in love :)

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  18. Beautiful photos & you both look wonderful in them. And very much in love :)

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  19. Thanks for sharing your story.
    Have a wonderful weekend. Jackie

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  20. Soo sweet! I adore my hubby but am not sure I could say all that about us! ;-0 We do say things we regret sometimes. He's a passionate Irish / Italian and I'm a cold blooded Scandinavian... But sparks can make for great heat. Thanks for the inspiration to be even better. We all enjoy hearing that fairy tales can come true!
    hugs,
    Leslie

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  21. bliss!

    and you are adorable!!!
    (love the last outfit)

    xo
    elyse

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  22. Very sweet, my favorite is number 4.
    Chris

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  23. Beautiful photos! You're such a cute couple.
    -FringeGirl

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  24. Such beautiful photos and it warms my heart to see real love. May God bless your marriage over and over again.

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  25. Your eyes are just so beautiful! You look great on every single photo.

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  26. i love how you are so in love with your sweet man
    & how you put your marriage first
    & that you scored some FANTASTIC beautiful images!!!!!!
    xo

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  27. I love this story. God is so good to bless us with Hubbys who are our soul mates!!
    Love love love the photos You are a darling couple

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  28. What a lovely story. We have something in common. The story of my son began on a park bench overlooking the Mississippi River (my DH & I decided to have kids while sitting and talking there. Our son was born about a year later). Congrats on your happy marriage!
    ~Marilee

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  29. Lovely pictures!! ;) and fun park bench river memory!!

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  30. What an adorable post! My DH and I have been married 20 years and feel the same way. How long have you guys been married?

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  31. You two are a nice looking couple! And heck, your hubby even LOOKS sweet! ;-)

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  32. What sweet pictures! You two make an adorable couple.
    ~Michelle

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  33. Great photos! Such a sweet post. Love your boots! Mind sharing where you got them?

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  34. Christi,
    The boots are from DSW last February.

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