As I've mentioned before, we met in 1989 when I was 16 and he was 22. It was literally love at first sight. At the time, I think I would have been described as "chunky but cute". He was really skinny. Over the years we both had our weight increase - mine more then his. We've been through a lot together, and there were times I wasn't sure if we would make it. But we never broke up, and instead we fought to keep US together.
I couldn't believe it when I looked back at our wedding photos. First I should let you know that the main catalyst for our actual marriage was Marc getting covered on my fantastic state health insurance - romantic, huh? So we decided on a Sunday to get married and had the Judge that I work with marry us in the courtroom where I work every day that Thursday. So this is not a traditional wedding photo!!
Holy hell! LOL I loved that dress and thought it looked great on me.
Anyway, I wonder what that couple would say if they could see a picture of us today. I wonder how 2005 Jennifer would react if I told her that on her 8th wedding anniversary she would start the day off by running 11 miles. She would call me a psychotic liar I think!!
Our lives were good then, but they are better now. Losing the weight together - motivating each other and celebrating our victories - that has pulled us closer then we have ever been. Marc caring for me after my surgery just confirmed our unconditional love for one another. I am one lucky woman, let me tell you!
This is us today - 8 years later - before going out to lunch at Applebees...