Fast forward to eleventh grade. Rob started attending my youth group and I thought he was really cute.
We started dating almost immediately and had a lot of fun.
|circa 1995, Rob's senior prom|
We were twenty years old and juniors in college when we realized we were expecting Josh. We were married over Christmas break and we officially started our life together. Looking back, I realize how stressful the situation was, but as the saying goes, "you gotta do what you gotta do". Rob worked very very hard to finish college while I stayed home with Josh.
|June 1998, one month before Josh was born, and 53 lbs heavier!|
|Josh was one day old here|
Fast forward twelve years of marriage, four subsequent pregnancies, and two additional healthy children later - and here we are.
Rob is truly my best friend. We have a very intense relationship - we have very strong personalities (both being a first-born), and we either get along famously or clash totally. We are polar opposites, but it works. I feel like we don't see each other nearly enough, but the day will come when it will be just us in this house. I will miss the kids, but I can't wait either. I look forward to the day when we can travel, read the paper on the back porch, plan our days together, and just live a simpler life. I love our life now, Rob is a terrific dad and we have three wonderful, wonderful children. I simply wanted to explain that unlike some couples who only have their children in common - we'll be just fine as empty nesters.
Rob is hardworking. He is loving. He is patient. He is generous. He's my best friend and my favourite person in the whole world.