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4th Floor Girl
In 2008 we were both engineers at the same company, but in different departments. Jonathan didn’t know her name, but noticed the cute girl who worked on the 4th floor. He started making excuses to go up past her cubicle, and then eventually to ask her work questions. Eventually he got the courage to ask her to walk down to Starbucks next to the office, and later out to dinner. In 2009 we stayed in touch as Jonathan went to an overseas work assignment, and then started dating later that fall after he got back.
We soon discovered things we had in common, like camping, hiking, and being outdoors. We dated from 2009 until 2012 before becoming engaged. Jennifer told him in 2010 that he was her person, so she didn’t care when they got married. When he did propose, he caught her totally off-guard.
We both have gotten a little older and a little heavier. Jonathan started working out in 2016 in the effort to remove some weight and help with snoring. While he loves beer and trying out new styles and breweries, he just can’t consume the calories anymore. Jennifer had to go gluten-free to reduce allergies, so we’ve really made cooking and eating healthy food a priority. After she was able to stop the allergic reactions, she was able to join him in adding working out to her routine. We really enjoyed our time together working out, pushing each other to be better. We understand that both of us are in constant change but that marriage is about finding someone who evolves at the same rate as you. We both have had our ups and downs, but we are stronger together as team and even have a team chant.
Also, Jonathan has become more open and thoughtful. With the difficulties we have faced, he has learned to be more emotionally available. Jennifer has grown in being able to identify what she is feeling. We’ve both learned to communicate better with each other.
Both Jonathan and Jennifer are trying to grow spiritually. Both had been passive members of their respective churches by merely just trying to attend, but are now becoming more active and are participating in organizations and events aimed at spiritual growth.