Monday, August 31, 2009

12 Years Together

As of today, Jake and I have been together for 12 years. It seems like forever, so many changes have happened in our journey together. 12 years ago we were Juniors in High School. We were both working at Rosehill IGA when we re-met. We actually knew each other when we were little through a mutual friend, but it had been years since we had seen each other. Here is a list of things we have seen in our journey:

-Jake became saved

-High School Homecomings, Proms, and Winter Formals

-High School Graduation

-My first place

-Jake became certified as an EMT and moved to Iola to join the Fire Department

-Our Engagement

-We got married and I joined Jake in Iola

-We began foster care. We were devastated to have to let two of the children in particular go named Choncie and Octavia.

-We moved back to Wichita and Jake took a job with the American Red Cross

-We adopted Jamie and Linda

-I got a job at Cessna

-My college graduation for my Bachelor's

-The death of my Aunt Jill who was very close to both of us

-Our first purchased home

-The death of our son Mason

-Jake left the Red Cross for a job at a research facility

-The birth of Noah and Mina

Wow, that is a lot of milestones together and that list does not cover everything. I am excited to see where our journey will take us next and I look forward to many more years together.