Today J and I have been married for 10 YEARS! Crazy! :)
J and I started dating during the summer between our junior and senior year of high school. But our story began way before then.
My mom and J's mom went to nursing school together. A few years after they graduated they were working at the same place. And as the story goes, they both got the phone call from their doctors around the same day telling them that they were expecting. J's birthday is at the end of November, mine at the end of December.
Our moms did different things after we were born. But, my mom kept all of the baby cards that I got. In them was a sweet note on pink paper from J's mom with funny little stories about how messy babies can be.
J and I didn't go to elementary school together. But we did go to Junior High together. At the end of 7th grade there was an awards ceremony. We each won some awards and my mom said, "Hey, I think that's that boy whose mom I went to school with!"
I was insanely quiet and shy, especially around guys (I grew up with 3 younger sisters). But after the last day of school of our junior year, J Miller called me to ask me out on a date. I couldn't believe it! I thought he was pretty cool. But I had NO IDEA that he liked me. My big fear was that I had said "yes" to a date with the wrong J Miller--there was another J Miller who was a year older than us and he was bad news. :)
For our very first date we saw Congo and went to McDonald's. I wasn't hungry, but I got french fries so that he wouldn't be eating alone. Oh, so funny!
We dated all through high school. We both ended up going to Penn State (it really just worked out that way). We got married 2 months after we graduated on July 1, 2000. Our pastor read some of that pink note at our wedding. Really, who would have known that those 2 little babies would grow to live happily ever after? Love it!
Love you, J! You are an awesome husband and daddy. So glad I get to live this life with you. Here's to a lifetime together!