It all started when I was 13 years old. My name is Tiffany and I met my husband in our home town of Chanute, Kansas when I was 13. I had lived in Texas at the time and was always back and forth between Chanute and Texas for family gatherings.
On one of our many visits, my mom let me go out for a little while to hang out with my aunt on Main Street to get to know people. I saw this cute looking boy driving in circles around me. I asked my aunt, "Who is that?" and she replied, "That’s Joey, he's a big flirt around this town and he's a player."
I kept that in mind on our way back home, but I just couldn't get him out of my head. A few days later, my family and I went back to Texas and I still couldn't stop thinking about him!
A few years later, my mom and step dad at the time filed for a divorce and my mom and I moved in with my grandparents in Baxter Springs, Kansas. When I was 16, I had met another guy named Ryan. I thought he was the love of my life, but that turned out to be totally wrong.
My mom met another man and moved in with him while I stayed with my grandparents and went to school. Within a few months, she pulled me out of the school I was in and I switched schools once again, leaving the ones I loved behind.
The next week, I was enrolled in Chanute Public Schools. My boyfriend, Ryan, had moved in with me and that’s when all the trouble began. What I thought was love was actually lust.
On my first day of school, I was shown my classes and I happened to see Joey in the same class as me. We both looked in each other’s eyes and kicked it off from there. He told his friends that he would have me within the month, and boy was he right!
My now-ex, Ryan, was a total dirt bag because he thought he had the right to lay a hand on me. That was it for me. I had finally found my true love! Joey began to come over and get to know my family, take me out on dates and spoil me like crazy.
We had our ups and downs of course, but it was love at first sight. We dated through high school and got engaged. I got pregnant and had our beautiful baby girl a few months after we graduated. We split up and that was the most horrific thing ever because we both felt so empty.
A few months later, we got back together and won the lottery! We took our daughter out of town with us and spoiled each other. He proposed to me with a beautiful ring and I said YES! A year later I was planning the wedding. We were married April 28, 2012. We have had a lot of ups and downs, but we wouldn't trade each other or our daughter for the world.