My greatest earthly blessing is my sweet husband, Ryan. I am thankful for him today and every day. We’ve been through many ups and downs in the six years we’ve been together but I can honestly say that with each year, it keeps getting better. I can’t wait to be celebrating 60 years of marriage like my grandparents, savoring every moment spent together. We’ve just entered into a brand new and exciting chapter of our lives and with every adventure and experience, I realize just how important he is to me. He is the love of my life, my rock, and il mio cuore (my heart).
Here is our story.
Ryan and I met the summer of 2005 at Denny’s. We fell in love. The end.
We went on a cruise in March of 2006.
But we got back together a few weeks later.
But we DID break up again a few months after in the summer of 2007. Unfortunately we still had concert tickets for a festival that we both still wanted to go to. I wasn’t interested in getting back together at the beginning of the weekend but by the end, I guess I had changed my mind. Someone initiated a kiss in the middle of the crowd during a set but I’m not sure who… 😉
During the time before and after the festival, Ryan wooed me for quite some time. This is one of the emails he sent in his efforts to win me back. He said that this would be us if I would give him another chance. It worked and I agreed to go on a date with him.
I was shocked to say the least. We were broken up and here he was proposing! I needed some time to think. That was Sunday night. We had another date for Friday night. We went to see a band at an outdoor event where I told him “yes” and thanked him for being so patient. I knew I wanted to be with him and couldn’t picture my life without him, it just took a few days to acclimate to the idea of being married.
We went to Hawaii. (My second favorite place on Earth.)
And then my husband went and joined the Navy.