Our Love Story - Della Devoted

Our Love Story

It's the week of Valentine's Day and love is in the air. Everyone is sharing their love stories, so I want to share with you my favorite love story. It's our love story!

    I've known Justin my whole life. My parents were friends with his grandparents who lived in the next county. We visited with them often and a lot of times Justin would be there too. Justin and his parents also lived beside two of my aunts. He was best friends with my cousins, so when I would visit my cousins we would all play together. We always seen each other as just friends so naturally we dated other people. 

    After a few bad relationships, we decided to give each other a chance. One day while visiting my cousins, Justin asked me out. I kindly declined his request. I was hesitant to date him because I had previously dated one of my cousin's friends and that had ended badly. But Justin was charming and persistent, so after a few weeks of talking I agreed to go out with him. Our first date was July 4, 2004 and we have been together ever since. 

This was our first year together at my senior prom. 

After 3 years of dating 

  After 4 years of dating

After being together for 5 years, Justin asked me to be his wife. We didn't have an extravagant proposal like most. He asked me to be his wife at my dad's house, which to me was the most important place to ask me. After saying yes, we went out to eat and watch a movie to celebrate. It was a perfect day!

These were our engagement photos that my neighbor took. He actually proposed on February 5, 2009 but we waited until summer to take our photos. 

5 months after our engagement, we tied the knot on July 18, 2009. It was such a perfect day! It was the wedding of my dreams!

It was the day that I married my high school sweetheart, best friend and soul mate. 

We celebrated with a nice romantic honeymoon in a cabin in the hills of Tennessee. It was perfect as well. 

Justin is definitely my happily ever after. He is my rock and confidant. No matter what obstacles I face in life, I know he will be there for me. He is the love of my life. I couldn't ask for a better husband. 

After 4 years of marriage and a horrible miscarriage with twins, the Lord blessed us with our miracle which is Raylan. He was born February 20, 2014.  He is our whole world, the love of our lives and our pride and joy. 

Raylan has brought so much joy to our lives. We are truly blessed! Raylan completed our little family! 

I love my beautiful family that the Lord has blessed me with. I have an amazing son and a wonderful husband who works hard everyday to provide for us. I am one blessed woman. I love the story of us. 

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