Tuesday, June 5, 2007

Our 3 Year Wedding Anniversary!

Today marks the spot of our 3 year wedding anniversary!!! I know that I do not even have to say this but it does not even seem like that long. All and all we have been together 7 years......holy smokes that is a long time. I do not even know where to start in this post because there is so much to say. Jon and I have been through more then most couples when it comes to experiences. After dating for 3 years and moving into an apartment together, Jon graduating from SDSU and getting a great job at Waltz he gets his orders to go over seas......this threw a huge black spot over everything. Right then and there you think about all the things you are thankful for and pray to god that the man that you love comes back home safely. With the help of family and friends we made it through 18 months of being separated. Jon was only gone over seas for a couple months when he had his week to come back and see family and that is when he proposed and said that he wanted to be with me forever. The wedding date was set for June because his unit was due to come home in April. As the months moved on things did not work out the way we had planned, he had received his orders to stay until August.....at this point there were knots in our stomach wondering what to do. With the help of some higher ups Jon was able to come home for a 3 week leave so we could get married on June 5th 2004. Jon flew home a week before the wedding and we were all at the airport to welcome him home as he walked down the escalator in his national guard uniform. We had signs and the whole works and even the KELO-LAND news crew was there to do a story on us. (I have a copy of that in case anyone has not seen it) The wedding went off with no problems at all, with over 400 guests, our family and friends it was a great reunion to see everyone again. Two days later Jon and I headed to Minneapolis to fly down to the Bahamas where we took our honeymoon. We stayed at Sandals Resort for 7 days and enjoyed every minute of it. The worst part about this whole situation was that after we got back from the Bahamas it was time for Jon to head back over seas to finish his duty. Let me tell you that was one of the hardest good bye's we have ever had to do. Two months had gone by and Jon came home for good....I still remember that day in Sisseton, it was foggy as ever and here comes the buses rolling through the fog with our soldiers on it.....it was nice to see him again because this time I knew he would not have to go back again. One month after that we knew what we both wanted and we had decided to start a family.....at this point we felt we had missed out on so much so we did not want to waste another minute. We got pregnant with Trevor in September and he was born June 21 2005. We spent the next year raising Trevor and experiencing life as parents. Now Trevor will be 2 in just a couple of weeks and the rest seems like it has happened yesterday. It has been a great 3 years and I look forward to spending many more years together, Happy Anniversary Jon!!
Sorry some of the pictures did not turn out that well, I got into a fight with the scanner!

4 Comments:

Marty said...

Happy Anniversary!!! I know that we have talked about 20 x's today and I forgot to say it. So congrats, we are happy for you and are glad that you guys are such great friends!! Love Jeremy and Marty (I am looking forward to year 8 and then see what you have to say, JK)

Amber Kay said...

It's been 3 years already?!?! Where has the time gone?
Happy 3rd!

Anonymous said...

You made me cry with your recap of those months of separation and the happy reunions! I tend to cry when I'm sad and also when I'm happy....
Diane

Jennifer said...

You have a great story! Congrats on three years and best wishes for many, many more.

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