Hey blog world, this is Brad. I am sneaking this post in under Jen’s nose. You hear from her a lot, I figured it was time for a post about her.
Jen and I met as 4-5 year old kids in a small town in west-central Indiana. Our parents knew one another, as most did in our small town, and we ran into each other for the first time at a public event on the square downtown. We both knew we would always be together from that time on……….OK, so I don’t even remember it, but that would be funny huh? The truth is, Jen and I lived about 500 feet from one another, yet we spent very little time together. In fact, I didn’t even know that she lived so close to me until we started dating.
When I was as sophomore, and she was a junior in High School, we both ended up in the same chemistry class. (corny, huh?) At the time, I did not considered her anything more than a friend. In the middle of the school year, a mutual friend of ours was in a terrible car accident that nearly took her life. Jen and I, along with one of her friends, started carpooling to the hospital ICU/rehab facility to visit her. This is when our story truly began. We maintained a strong relationship through 2 years of high school, 1 year of separation while I was a senior in high school and she was a freshman in college, and four years of college. Jen and I were married between her college graduation and mine, in December of 2002.
As a wife:
I guess the thing that has always marked my relationship with Jen more than anything is our close friendship. We have always been very honest with each other about our weaknesses and struggles. Maybe many married couples say this about their relationship, I hope they do, but I think Jen and I have something very rare, even unique in our relationship. I love her in a way that I cannot adequately describe, she is precious to me, absolutely priceless. There is no one I would rather hang out with in the world than my wife.
As a mom:
You all get a glimpse of who Jen is as a mom here on the blog, but it is even more amazing to watch her in person. She throws everything she has at being a mama. We had help early on while I was at work, but for well over a year, she has primarily been caring for our boys by herself. She is very tired at the end of the day, but I love to watch her eyes sparkle as she excitedly tells me the new “cute story” of the day. She is doing an awesome job as a first-time mommy, and
Jen’s Traits that I LOVE:
– Gentleness – She is very gentle with everything, never forced or hurried.
– Sweet – She has a very sweet, approachable spirit, love it!
– Smiley – One of her nicknames is “Smiles”, cause she does it so much.
– Respectful – She treats me and everyone else with respect.
– Trustworthy – I have never trusted anyone like I trust her.
– Beautiful – Inside and out, without question, the most beautiful woman in the world. Never seen anything like her.
I love you sweetheart,