The 7 Year Itch.

I still remember it like it was yesterday. I was walking down the hallway of a new school. I moved around a lot as a kid which meant I was often the new girl. By the time high school rolled around I was use to it. What I wasn’t expecting was the jerk I’d meet in this hallway just a few weeks into my freshman year.


Jerk? Okay, Maybe not a jerk but our first encounter certainly wasn’t one I’d brag about to the grandkids one day. I was alone and he was with all his friends. I, of course, had to walk through the crowd to get to my class and as I did one of them snickered and slapped my rear end with his books. When I spun around there he was with a grin on his face and he was making some lame pick up line. I was mortified and just kept walking.

Over the course of the next week he was everywhere and before I knew it we were dating. It lasted all the through high school. We had a short “break” my junior year but it didn’t last long. We went to both our proms and when we both graduated (I was a year later then he was) we were still going strong.

highschool sweethearts hubby & i

We had Johnny the year I graduated and took another break right after his birth. I had a lot I needed to deal with including post partum depression. It was a great time for me to figure out who I was and what I was able to be on my own. As it goes it wasn’t long and we found ourselves wanting to be together again. Two years later we were living together. Shortly after we were engaged and planning a wedding. Of course things never go as planned and with the surprise of Gavin on the way we had to push back our wedding day. We never ran to the alter for the first child and I didn’t want to do it for the second. We decided that three months was all we wanted to wait so we planned an October wedding and married in 2006.

our wedding day

We’ve had a crazy 19 years together. We’ve had incredible high’s and horrible low’s but one thing we’ve learned through all of it is that we are stronger when we go through it together. We may have only been children when we met but when you know. You know.

hubby & I

Today marks the 7th year of marriage for us and there won’t be any ‘7 year itch’ as the phrase goes. In fact we’re probably the best and strongest we’ve ever been. I’m so happy and so lucky to have found my “better” half. Happy Anniversary baby. I love you.


  1. Stacey Roberson says

    A big congratulations to both of you! What a great story and inspiration. Sometimes it takes critical steps to make us stronger.

  2. Christina says

    Aww, happy anniversary!!!!! What a great story, love the pictures too. Next month is our (gasp!) 15 year anniversary. When I met hubby I couldn’t stand him, he actually said he knew he met the woman he was going to marry the night we met lol. I only agreed to a “date” with him because my friend was dating his friend and they wanted us to join them that night, so I agreed more for my friend than this guy I couldn’t stand. He really broke down the walls I had built and here we are, I can’t imagine life without him. My friend only dated his friend for a few months.

  3. Happy Anniversary! I know the high school sweetheart thing all too well, I married mine too. It’s fun to see pics of you throughout the years, and I love your wedding picture, you look so beautiful!

  4. MaryAnn says

    Such a sweet story. Thanks for sharing.

  5. Happy anniversary! I definitely agree that when you know, you know. I think I knew my husband was THE ONE after our first blind date brought us together back in the day when online dating was still very much taboo. We just celebrated 9 years of married life in August and 13 years of knowing each other yesterday.

  6. Lyn says

    Happy anniversary to you and your high school sweetheart. 🙂 soon I will celebrate 8 years of marriage with mine.

  7. What a super sweet post! I had to giggle at your guys’ first meeting; sometimes life happens that way! Happy 7 year anniversary to you both 🙂

  8. Keara B. says

    Happy anniversary! I just love reading stories like these. I’m a firm believer that if something is meant to be, it will happen. You two are perfect proof of that. 🙂 My husband and I were married in 2006 too, though we certainly haven’t known each other as long as you and your hubby. Wishing you many happy years to come!

  9. Vanessa says

    Happy anniversary! 🙂 Such a cute story. 🙂

  10. Janet W. says

    Wow what a story!! Happy 7 years to you guys, and here’s to many more together!! Enjoy!

  11. Awww I love this post, congrats to the two of you!

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