On this very day nine years ago, I married my best friend.
Tab and I met in college (Arkansas State University). We met my sophomore year while I was “talking” to his friend! YIKES! Yes, that’s totally how we met! Fast forward two summers later…(I wasn’t talking to his friend anymore. Thank goodness!) the summer before our senior year we saw each other at the apartment pool. I invited him over to our apartment for tacos. ha!
We instantly hit it off and started talking marriage SOON. That December Tab graduated and moved to Dallas for a real-big boy job! We began the long distance thing for a couple months.
In February, he surprised me with a RING!!! We got engaged and were married a few months later….on July 30, 2005.
We loaded up and started our journey in Arlington, TX. I had to finish my last semester of student teaching and a college in Arlington agreed to work with ASU to evaluate me.
In the spring, we bought our first home in McKinney. We pretty much looked ALL around the Dallas area and felt like God was saying, “McKinney!!”.
I got my first real-big girl job teaching third grade. Tab moved jobs to one a little closer to home.
I’m not going to lie. Everything hasn’t been super rosy in the last nine years. Marriage is HARD! We’ve dealt with infertility, job issues, and lots of other things. But…I’m so thankful THIS guy has been by my side.
Since then…we’ve had three beautiful babies.
We’ve been through several different jobs.
We’ve moved into a new house.
And…we’ve had an absolute blast doing it together!
Thankful I found a guy who is constantly seeking the Lord and His guidance!! We couldn’t do it without our relationship with Christ. There’s no way!
Love this guy and am so thankful I get to do life with him!
Happy Anniversary, Tab Slaughter!!!
Here is to MANY MANY more!!