Jake and I both were raised in Orlando, Florida. Jake was drafted with the Texas Rangers out of high school in 2006, now playing for the Chicago Cubs. He has been playing baseball since he was a toddler, and absolutely loves the sport! He has an amazing family (6 siblings.) I just graduated from International Academy of Design & Technology with a Bachelor's Degree in Fine Arts. I have an amazing family, and two older sisters! I have begun to understand what my life is about to become, which is baseball 24-7. I am beginning to love/understand it because of the love that Jake has for it, while I try to explain and share my passion for fashion. I can't wait to see what is ahead for Jake and I and our future together!
HOW WE MET:
Our story, of how we met, goes way back to before we were even born! Our parents used to be best friends. Jake's mom's first husband, was my dad's first business partner. Jake's mom, along with mine, could not have children. They both adopted babies a few years apart. Ryan was my brother and Bart was Jake's.
The doctor said it would be impossible for both of them to get pregnant. After trying for 15 years, my mom stood up at the mother's day service and was prayed for. Within a few weeks following the prayer service, she discovered she was pregnant with me. After many years of loosing touch with Robin Brigham my mother ran into her in the parking lot of Albertsons.
Both moms got out of their cars, to see that they were both carrying answer's to prayer. Robin was 8 months pregnant with Jake and my mom was 6 1/2 months pregnant with me. They both hugged, belly to belly. Strangely, that was the first time, Jake and I met!
Nineteen years later, Jake wrote me on facebook. He asked, "Is your dad's name,Wyatt?" I said "Yeah why?" He began to explain to me that he had been searching for me for months on facebook. My name kept coming to his mind and he wanted to meet me. We talked following that first email daily, for a month and half. There was something so special about him. He made me laugh, and we couldn't get enough conversation each time we talked. He arranged to fly down to meet me on my birthday. I wondered would we have chemistry? Would we feel the same excitement in our hearts after meeting in person? Well... as the story goes.. Yes, there was chemistry, and yes that first meeting changed both of our lives forever! It was love at first sight!
We realized that God had made us for each other.
We continued a long distance relationship. This was complicated, due to Jake baseball career and my college schedule. Regardless of these challenges, our relationship has grown stronger, and we both are committed, knowing that we are perfect for each other!
Happily married for almost two years in October!!