Brianna and I have been married for just over a year and half and have known each other for about seven years. It was not love at first sight for us, as I do not even recall the first time we met, nevertheless it did not take long for things to change. It was not an easy journey. I asked Brianna out multiple times over three years and was once turned down with the famous line "you're more like a brother to me." The third time was not a charm; but not too long after my final attempt Brianna, came to me. On the 10th of June 2014 we started dating. We began talking about marriage within days. It has been better than we could have dreamed.

     Brianna is one of ten children, I am one of four. We share a very deep desire to be parents and while we were still in the early days of dating we would speak about six children being an ideal amount. We even picked out names for those children before we were wed. Shirley Anne was one of those names. There is so much more that can be said here but for now this will have to do.