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Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Remembering young love

I've been busy putting a collage of pictures together for Jake's office. They moved their business to a new building and his office "needed some love" as I would say. I found a collage of black picture frames with white mats and went about gathering some pictures. Some from when we first met, from our engagement and our wedding day, pictures of Jake with his sons and just some fun family shots. During the process of getting it all together I came upon this picture, (one of my favorites). We actually weren't even dating at the time, (officially speaking) but can I just say two words please: body. language. I have to laugh when I look at this shot now because we were just so in love and so full of pride to even admit it! After this picture we did go separate ways for almost 3 years so it did seem that our love was over with. I'll have to share the amazing story of how we met and all that another day....maybe sometime this September, over our anniversary.

So, I just wanted to share this little glimpse into the past when I was remembering our young love. I can honestly say that I love him more now then ever before. The experiences of life keep building up and sharing them with him makes life that much sweeter. Just the other day I found a note lying by the computer, (he knows where I spend my free time!!) and part of it said, "thank you for all you do to make our life so good, I am sure there are days you feel your work will never end!!" Okay, do I have an amazing husband or what? It feels so wonderful to know I am valued and appreciated. I hope I can make him feel the same.
"My greatest fortune
in a life of brilliant experiences
has been to find you,
and to lead my life with you...."

~Winston Churchill~

9 comments:

Juanita said...

Ok, I just have to say I love the picture on top! (under your header) What a romantic looking picnic!

CountryMidwife said...

OhmyGOODNESS Janelle! That picture of you two on top is beeeeeyond gorgeous! Holy magazine cover!!!! The motorbike one is precious too! You guys are so blessed! Love and hugs ---

Judy Martin said...

Janelle, You made me smile this morning as I read your newest posting. I love how you share your heart in one way or the other. Your creativity and your zest for life, always comes though in the words and the pictures. Love stories are so special because it is an opportunity to look back and see ALL that God has done, and is doing in each of our lives. Thank you for sharing yours. Judy

Jena said...

Girl-
I so remember this season of your life, and it just warms my heart to know of ALL that God has done in you and Jake.....
It amounts to how open you guys are to the Lord and healing and wholeness...
love you guys!

Ang Stoltzfus said...

o-my-word! remember that photo shoot??? (picnic in a field) =))) that was fun & oh so long ago. thankful that the Lord has given you the love of your life!

Lulu & Tutz said...

Of course!!! You will not buy them, though!!!! They are still blooming...everywhere! But they do start to lose their BRIGHT white color and fade just a bit. In another week they'll still be fine. Let me know when you want to stop and cut!

Aimee said...

What a schnuck picture of you young love birds! Please share your story sometime!

Gentry Austin said...

I do have to agree with everyone else...the picture on top is awesome.

And it's obvious you were into each other on the other picture. Like you said, the body language says it all...

Jodee Leader said...

Cute picture! Your hubby is a keeper!