AJ and I both have lived what seems like two lives, the lives we lived before we met and our lives now. We both wish we had met earlier in life so we didn’t have to go through the heartache and troubles we did. We also would be further along in our lives together.

The first time we were married we were both younger and going places. AJ was in college doing ROTC, and living an active lifestyle. I was working and going to school as well. We both made our own fair share of mistakes over the years with life and people. We both wish our first marriage had been to each other and not our second time around. We would still have our girls, #1 would just look a little different but she would still be herself. On that aspect I am still grateful she looks so much like me.

They are a lot of things that would be different in our past if we had met and married sooner but when it comes down to it I don’t think either of us was ready for the other when we were younger. Our pasts have molded us into the people we are today allowing us to work so well together now. As difficult as our pasts were I know we would not have each other today without them.