It's crazy how fast time flies. 

Fourteen years ago I walked into a little country church in Branson Missouri and waited on my bride to be.  With my best buddies by my side, we watched as every bridesmaid came down to take their place waiting patiently at the alter. 

The doors closed.
The congregation stood.
The piano started playing.
And there she was. 

We were best friends for the four years previous in college. 
We ate together almost every meal.
We drove back to our home towns when there was a college break.
We shared life together. 

On May 18, 1997, we decided it was going to be a life long journey together, and a journey it's been.

I've definitely made her life harder than it probably was supposed to be. 
As most, I'm pretty selfish, hard headed, and have a pretty clear vision for what I want.
But Jamie always seems to shine. 

I was asked once, "What do you see in that girl?" by an older mentor friend of mine.

She's honest.
Full of joy.
Probably the funniest person alive.
She lives life to the fullest.
She's one of the greatest friends I've ever had.
She's a wonderful mom.
She's an incredible wife.
She makes life worth waking up for in the morning. 


After five kids, global adventures, business started and stopped; It's been a great ride.  The last 14 years have never been boring.  We're still plugging away, trying to figure out how to make this relationship work in such a crazy dynamic situation.  But every time I think about the "best" that's ever been, Jamie Jo, you're it.

Thanks for hanging with me through the highs and the lows. 

I appreciate you.
I find joy with you.
I'm still intrigued by you.
And I love you very much.

Happy 14 years. 

Can't wait to see what the next 14 bring.


  1. I wish you and your beautiful wife a lovely marriage ahead. It is indeed, very touching to see how two person, happily married and so deeply in love with each other. I wish my relationship turns out the same way as well. I may be young, but I have seen love, and I definitely wish the best for all of us out there 🙂

  2. …and big bundles of love and thanks for you two from up here in Parker. Happy Anniversary!!! You two are two of the finest we’ve ever known…….indeed!

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