August 10, 2017
Being that I am a wedding photographer, I thought it fitting to write a little bit about how my husband and I came to be my husband and I…
The second time I met my husband was in the apartment of a friend for Bible Study. A Bible study I was reluctantly leading with this friend. I didn’t think much of the meeting.
I don’t actually remember the very first time that I met my husband. But he does. It was at a coffee shop. I was apparently cute and funny. As always.
We began a friendship that developed into something more. And I am thankful every single day of my life that it did. We talked for a few hours at a bonfire while people completely noticed how much time we were spending together. He showed me his Eagle Scout card and I remember thinking how cute it was that he still carried it.
The next day he took me to REI. It was that day that he told me he liked me and that he thought I was pretty great. All of a sudden, truly, I thought he was pretty great too. He was unlike anyone I had dated before. He was quiet. Smart. Straightforward and kind. Handsome of course and sort of mysterious in a good way. The next weekend after that he fixed my bike while I made him a grilled cheese sandwich. We went to church together and I listened as he sang praise and worship songs and halfway lifted his hands in thanksgiving to God as he did. It was then that I asked God for him.
We continued to date for a little while longer and fell in love easily. I remember the first time Marty told me he loved me and how it felt to hear those words come out of his mouth. They were scary and exciting. Real and completely right. God had his hand over us the whole time. It was meant to be. It still is.
When it came time to make it official, Marty decided it would be a good idea to pretend propose to me. This was not a good idea but it makes for fun dinner conversation. Even now, it’s polarizing. Men think it’s hilarious while women think it’s completely mean. But when he did propose he did it in a way that was completely him. It was in private and it was simple. He didn’t say much except, “Jessica, I love you. This is it for me. Will you marry me?” I said yes with my whole heart. He had and still has mywhole heart.
We married just 5 months later in our home church surrounded by friends and family. I walked down the aisle to Bicycle Built For Two and we took communion. Our college pastor, who saw our whole dating relationship unfold and develop, married us. I wore a simple cream floor length silk taffeta dress with a cashmere cardigan.Marty wore a suit with a cardigan as well. We dined on local faire and danced in a small venue next to the public library. My grandmother sang “Going To The Chapel” while friends decorated Marty’s car. My Dad bought sparklers for all the guests to have fun with as we left.
It wasn’t an epic meeting. It wasn’t an epic dating relationship, engagement or wedding. We are ordinary people. And we live an ordinary life. But let me tell you something about my husband and I…
We love one another. And I don’t mean like you love your apple watch or like you love ice cream or that really awesome scented candle you got at Magnolia Market. We love one another with this love that only can come from God. Because he’s seen me at my worst and I’ve seen him at his worst. We’ve hurt one another and said things we didn’t mean. We’ve held our babies together and watched as they have grown. We’ve faced financial trouble, car trouble, family trouble, life trouble. He was there next to me as I birthed our children and I was there next to him as he went through the loss of his job. We’ve laughed more than we’ve cried. Hugged more than we’ve fought. Held hands more than we’ve disagreed.
Life with Marty is a wonderful wonderful life. And every single day I am so very proud to be his.
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