Like all great love stories, ours began at a wedding. We grew up just 5 minutes apart but it took a wedding that was 281 miles away in Owego, NY for us to meet. It was love at first sight for Jonathan, but even with some liquid courage, he didn't ask me out until 10 months later. While I didn't really know him well at all, his father was my piano teacher for nearly 10 years. I had heard so many stories about what he was up to through the years since I was about 8 years old.
Our first date, he picked me up and we went to the Boulevard, a classic american restaurant, where we talked and talked for 5 hours until they were shutting the lights off in the building.
We dated for only 3.5 months, because when you know, you know. Then he proposed to me in the most beautiful spot, at the Paradise Overlook in Bear Run Nature Reserve. I said yes and a few months later, on a warm and sunny January day in 2017, we were married.
We've had two precious girls since then, Alethea and Layla. And we've lost two, Aria and Lindsey.
Each day is a new adventure as we raise our girls and live our lives to the glory of God.