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I met my husband back a few years at a church young adults group while he was down in my town going to college. We acquired an interest in one another and started talking, he asked me out and we began dating not long after.
R often drove home (2 hours away) on weekends to help out on his family farm early on in the relationship, so unlike the usual couples that got to spend most of their time together on weekends, because of his going home on weekends and my funky work schedule, we got to spend most of our time together in the week after I got off work and he got out of class.
As our relationship progressed I started going up to the farm with him on the weekends, and I got to know his family very well since R was often working on the farm and if I wasn’t out there with him I was inside getting to know my future in-law’s (how nerve-wracking!).
I knew from the start this was the man God wanted me to marry, and I was thrilled. R finished college and moved back up to the farm 5 months after we started dating, and we carried on in a long distance relationship.
In June 2016, 7 and a half months of dating later, R popped the big question!
I was absolutely ecstatic and we started the wedding planning. It was the furthest thing from smooth sailing, but we were both very blessed to have love and support from our families.
In November of 2016 at the ripe old ages of 19 and 20, we said our I Do’s and never looked back. It hasn’t always been a piece of cake (but really, whose marriage has?!), but we are growing more in love with one another every single day, and figuring marriage out along the way.
We owe it all to God and are so grateful that He called us to do this. Every second with R is a wonderful blessing and reminder of the grace and goodness of God. It has had its difficult times, but is so, so rewarding.
I loved, and still love, learning about farming and this lifestyle. R grew up his entire life on a farm whereas I moved a lot while growing up, we had animals but never farmed and this new lifestyle is a lot to learn and take in, but we have a whole lot of fun along the way.
R is such a hard working man, we feel so blessed that I have the opportunity to be a stay at home wife in this season of life. I often find myself doing a lot of baking, trying out different meals, crocheting and reading.
And the laundry. Oh, the laundry. It just never ends, does it?