This holiday weekend we all went around the table and, in the most predictable fashion, gave thanks. My mom gave thanks to my sister for giving her grandchildren – but as we were wrapping up and Jeremy was helping with dishes she told Jeremy how thankful she was that he married me.

I’m thankful for that too. 

You see, a little over 4 years ago Jeremy asked my parents, in a hotel room in Orlando, Florida, for permission to marry me. It was early in the morning and I was in the hotel cafeteria getting us coffee when he showed them the tiny heirloom ring that he would propose with. They gave him permission but they also gave him a word of precaution… that I can be a handful. That being married to me wouldn’t be easy. He promised them that he could handle it – that he thought it would be fun. That evening, after making ourselves dizzy on the Mad Tea Party ride at Disneyworld, Jeremy proposed. I still had fresh wounds from a failed starter marriage. I had no idea what I was getting myself in to. But I trusted him enough to say yes.

Over four years later I’ve absolutely proven myself to be a handful and Jeremy continues to handle it like a champ. And me? I am most definitely thankful for what I’ve gotten myself into. 

  1. Corrin

    As someone who is freshly divorced, I’m thankful for stories like yours.

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  3. Brittan

    this is extremely weird and forward, and i’m sorry, but i just had a dream last night that you were pregnant. don’t ask me why the bloggers i read are seeping into my dreams, it’s weird, i know, but it was such a happy dream, full of really good energy and i just thought you should know!

  4. Hallie – Right back at ya!

    Corrin – I’m so sorry. It gets easier … I promise.

    Brittan – I love it! XOXO

  5. that’s seriously so wonderful! but may i ask… where are the six-month jeans?!

  6. Fieryskulldiaries – I had to bust out the bigger pair for Thanksgiving! But the 6 month jeans are still on 6 out of 7 days of the week.

  7. This one gave me goose bumps! A fulfilling marriage is pretty incredible thing in itself. I am thankful every day to have a husband who keeps me feeling grounded. His presence in my life reminds me that when I have days where my accomplishments dont match up with my ambitions, I still have more than enough. Very very thankful.

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