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.