Granted our anniversary was November 7th, but I still feel the need to post how lucky I am. I have known for a very long time that this was the man I was going to marry. I used to go underneath my bed with my friends back in junior high, and we would write "so and so is going to marry________" the only name that isunder there for me was "melissa trulson is going to marry Jacob Sabin" weird huh? Even in my high school annual lots of people wrote "see ya in 10 we know you and jake will get married and have a bunch of kids and be living on a farm." I wasn't even dating him then, but they couldn't have gotten any closer to the truth. I know my parents did too. Any time I would break up with him, my dad would always say "melissa he is a good guy." Of course I was in high school then and knew everything. So I never listened. My parents would have him over for dinner even when we were broke up. One time I came home from a date (because my date could not pay) to get my wallet and there was my x boyfriend having dinner with my family. Talk about awkward.
But the last time we got together at 18 and 19, we told each other either this ends in marriage or it ends. I will never forget the day Jake asked me to marry him. It was Christmas Eve. I had been eyeing this coat, and the pockets were sewn shut on it. So he got this brilliant idea to buy the coat, put the ring box inside the pocket. So on Christmas Eve I opened my coat and thanked him, and he was like try it on. SO I did, and he said "oh yeah I had them unstitch the pockets for you." He said this of course knowing I would reach my hands in and check. Of course I did, and I pulled out the ring box, and he got down on one knee and asked me to marry him. Of course I said yes, and the rest is ancient history.
I feel so lucky to have such a wonderful giving husband. Of course we have our ups and downs, but I wouldn't want to have them with anyone else. He is a wonderful caring father. A man who would do anything for his family. A man who is a good example to his kids. A man who loves his wife, and makes sure she knows it. I know that this marriage was meant to be, and I thank my Heavenly Father everyday for giving me such a wonderful eternal companion. There is not another man on the face of the earth I would want to spend eternity with. I love you!!!