I married Brian Donovan Reasoner 10 years ago today. He had came to work in my little backwoods town called McMinnville. He was the manager of the new Applebee’s in town. The fact that we were even getting an Applebee’s meant we were coming up in the world. I was just a few months past my 18th birthday. Wild and crazy with short red hair and a brand new tattoo. I decided to go get a job at Applebee’s. When I first met Brian I didn’t like him. He didn’t smile much and seemed grumpy. He didn’t like me either. He thought I was too hyper and got on his nerves. One night a friend and I were looking for somewhere to “party” and he said to come on over to his house. Put it this way somehow I never left. 🙂 We dated for about 4 months and decided to get married. Then I became pregnant with Gabriel 2 months before the wedding. It was the best day of my life when I walked down that aisle.
Once we had Gabriel he was like our shiny new toy. We spoiled him rotten. We lived in McMinnville a few more years then he got transferred to the Columbia Applebee’s so we moved to Spring Hill. I love this town and am proud to call it my home. On our 2nd wedding anniversary we were in Gatlinburg and nothing I ate stayed down. I took and a pregnancy test and we found out about Isabella. It was a hard pregnancy because of my gestational diabetes and Brian stuck with me throughout. She came a few weeks early and had a little trouble starting out, but you would never know it now.
Around the 7 year mark we had some troubles and split up for about 6 months. In those 6 months we talked on the phone everyday. I found out the the grass wasn’t greener on the other side and we fell back in love with each other again. Throughout everything Brian has been my rock.
We share a love for our children, a love for each other, and a love for Disney. We are so much stronger as a couple now. The strongest we have ever been. We have promised to talk to each other if something is wrong. We live life to it’s fullest and try to not have any regrets. Right now at this moment we are walking somewhere in New Orleans loving each other. If I have learned anything over these 10 years it is patience and kindness. Without either of those you won’t survive. Thank you Brian for putting up with my crazy self these past 10 years. I love you and our beautiful children.