Wednesday, March 7, 2012

{Guest Post} Tiffany from All Because Two People Fell in Love

Happy Wednesday!  By the time y'all read this fabulous post by my bbff (that's "blog bff"), my hubby and I will be on our way home from our amazing road trip and dreading going back to work tomorrow.  BUT...the good news is that I can't wait to get back to blogging and sharing our vacation with y'all!   Tiffany is telling her amazing love story as it's stretched across Texas, Hawaii, and now South Carolina.  Enjoy!  =)

I'm Tiffany, I blog over at All Because Two People Fell in Love.

I enjoy blogging about anything and everything from cooking, baking, work, DIY projects, pretty much my life as a Army Wife.

Yup you are reading that right, I'm PROUD to say I'm a Army wife going on almost 5 years now. 
The husband and I met over the phone in late 2006 while he was in Hawaii & I was in Texas. To make a long story short we met randomly through a mutual friend, that he was stationed with whom I happen to grow up with.

Not even a whole month had gone by and we both already new we wanted to spend forever together. He planned a trip to come see me in Texas over his Christmas leave, which pretty much sealed the deal.

20 days shy of a year later on November 9th, 2007 we tied the knot at The Dallas World Aquarium in downtown Dallas, TX. It was my / our dream wedding and it couldn't have been more perfect.  We had all our family & friends there, over 300 people.

We skipped the honeymoon & went to the Valley, aka Arizona, to spend a week with my now In~ Loves. You see in less than 2 weeks I would be on a plane making the 8 hour trip out to Hawaii to send the love of My Life off to the sandbox for 15 months. We spent the week prior to him leaving falling more in love than ever before and enjoying Paradise together. Exactly a month later on December 9th we said our "See You Soon's" and my world changed forever.

Jump ahead 14 months to January 2009.  I moved out to Hawaii (during the deployment I stayed home in TX), got settled in our first home on base, and awaited the arrival of my Soldier.

February rolled around & it was the 2nd best day of our life together at that point, having him home safe in my arms & out of harms way was breathtaking. We spent the next year & a half vacationing living the fairytale life in Hawaii. Of course we both had jobs and it wasn't beach & sun all the time but we took full advantage of the Island life, indulging in every aspect the island had to offer.

That brings us to June of 2011 when the Army called My Love back to the Sandbox for another 12 months. This time I opted to stay in Hawaii, that is where our life was and I wanted to keep things as normal as possible. We made it through, but deployments AREN'T easy by any means and I don't wish them upon my worst enemy.

I had a fabulous group of girls to help pass the time, as well as work, of course a few random trips around the island, and way to many Staycations down in Waikiki to count. Even though my husband was gone and not there to enjoy those moments with me, those are memories that I will carry with me forever.

June 2011, the 3rd best day in our life together, was when we were finally reunited after a long gruelling 12 months apart. Being able to share that moment with my Spouse, aka best friend (Sarah), was awesome. She was there for me from the beginning so it was only fitting.

Falling in love all over again, a different kinda of love. Deployments bring you closer together rather than farther apart, there's just something about it that's hard to explain.

A few months after we settled back into our daily routine of life together, we received orders for Ft. Jackson South Carolina.

Leaving Hawaii to move to the South was one of the hardest things I have ever had to do, (besides send my husband away to fight in a war).  Not just because it is beautiful & breathtakingly amazing, but also because Hawaii is everything to us. Its how we met, we were spent the first years of our married life and we have made some of the most amazing life long friends there. Leaving the Land of Aloha was heart breaking and hard, I know in my heart we will be back again but for now we are living life in the South. One day at a time learning the area, meeting new people, adjusting to the COLD weather again. (talk about a killer wake up call, Hawaii seriously ruined me lol)

That's our love story in a nut shell, let's meet come over & take a peek in my little world of random thoughts.

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Oh, I just love her!  I'll be meeting her and her hubby in the Fall, hopefully, and I am just too excited!  I love our e-mails and texts, she's a great friend (even though my husband thinks I'm crazy because I haven't "met" her).  Anyway, I hope y'all enjoyed learning a little about her & I hope you've been enjoying some of my FAVORITE bloggers this past week while I've been away.  Mosie on over to Tiffany's blog and make a new friend.  =)  


1 comment:

Pamela said...

Oh my gosh, LOVE!