Friday, January 14, 2011

The story of us

Joshua Neil Farro and I met in the 5th grade.

We were in the same youth group. It was called JAM (Jesus and me). Josh always jokes by saying "I've always loved you" because he's had a crush since those days. We became friends and I developed a little middle school crush as well. Nothing came of it because he assumed I wouldn't like him back. We also went to different schools and rarely saw one another.
During high school we would keep in touch a little bit through AOL instant messenger haha! That sounds so funny now, but it was the greatest back in the day! We ran into each other around Franklin, but we were both dating other people. The timing was not yet right.

In January 2009, I added him on facebook. Wow we are really nerdy sounding (AIM and fb!!!). He sent me a message and got my phone number. A few weeks later he asked me to coffee to catch up. We went bowling that night too and I met his brothers.I impressed him with my ping pong skills after bowling. We were both intrigued.

He would drive out to my apartment at college to take me on dates. A few weeks after that he drove all the way to Florida to surprise me on Spring Break. I knew then it was serious. We fell hard and fast. November of 2009 he got on one knee and I cried and smiled so much I forgot to say YES! It's been the most incredible journey of our lives. He is my best friend.

And that is the summarized story of us! :)

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77 comments:

  1. ahwww this is so cuuuuute (:
    lol i can't stop ahw'ing xD

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  2. That's so sweet. my best wishes for you two :)if you're reading this, please send him love from indonesian fans xx

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  3. Well isn't ping-pong quite the relationship starter :P It's like a fairytale! It's the kind of relationship I wish I'll have when I'm older. God bless you both.

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  4. Aww that's cute!now tell him to start blogging again!we miss him!:D
    Is he on facebook?

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  5. Jenna what inspired you to write about your story? I hope you read this in an offensive way, in fact I love how open you are about your marriage.. just surprised about this post. Good surprised :) Such an inspiring story..

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  6. What did you study at college? I'm so happy for you both. Wish you all the happiness!

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  7. aaaawwww... how cute! *_*
    I'm also curious about what you studied at college XD don't know why, just curiosity... :)

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  8. Thank you so much for sharing this with us. That's so nice of you. :)

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  9. ffffuuuu, i hate u . ; *

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  10. aaww :D that's sooo cute!
    I never knew that you've been friends for so long... it's somehow even more cute to see how true love finds it's way even if it's through fb or aim...
    thanks for sharing :)

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  11. thats a nice story! i love hearing how lifelong relationships started, they are soooooo sweeeet!
    keeep a' bloggin'

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  12. And thats how you know this marriage isn't going to last....... it went to fast

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  13. @ anonymous above me..
    too fast? they met in 5th grade! when I heard they'll marry I thought it's to fast.. but know we see it's NOT... and still.. you say it's to fast? maybe they haven't dated long.. but they knew each other long enough... just my opinion...

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  14. p.s. how can you say it's to fast.. I mean.. you can't talk about it that way.. if they feel it they do.. if not.. not.. I mean, you can't just talk about it like it depends on time...

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  15. sure they knew each other but they didn't talk....they went to fast not even a year together then they get engaged

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  17. what a heartwarming and touching story for all of us romantics!!I sincerely wish you both the very best in everything you take on together-thank you so much for sharing!!

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  18. @anonymous

    my parents were together 9 months before they got engaged and didn't know one another before hand. This month they celebrated thier 36th wedding anniversary and are happier than ever.


    best wishes for the future josh and jenna :)

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  19. AWWH!! 5th grade?? that's so sweet! you guys sound so happy together, it really warms my heart.
    thanks for sharing.

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  20. @anonymous
    Those were you parents, this is jenna and josh.
    Everyone is different.

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  21. This is so cute aww

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  22. yes, exactly: everyone is different. and that's why you can't judge situations and people you don't really know. so please, don't do it.

    thanks jenna for sharing your story. it's cute and it kind of gives me hope, in a way. hope that one day i'll also find a genuinely great guy, who loves me for who i am and really respects me, who's considerate, caring and loyal. because sometimes i get down and start to believe guys like that are "a species in extinction".

    anyways, it sounds like you and josh are blessed to have each other :)
    this is for you both, it's one of my favourite Shakespeare's sonnets, hope you like it:

    Let me not to the marriage of true minds
    Admit impediments. Love is not love
    Which alters when it alteration finds,
    Or bends with the remover to remove:
    O no! it is an ever-fixed mark
    That looks on tempests and is never shaken;
    It is the star to every wandering bark,
    Whose worth's unknown, although his height be taken.
    Love's not Time's fool, though rosy lips and cheeks
    Within his bending sickle's compass come:
    Love alters not with his brief hours and weeks,
    But bears it out even to the edge of doom.
    If this be error and upon me proved,
    I never writ, nor no man ever loved.

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  23. awww thats so cute.. im happy for u guys...

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  24. Jenna, why did you delete my comment?? I was in defense of you!

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  25. So adorable!! What was it like dating someone that was in a famous band?

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  26. This is so funny because I was just thinking about how you two met a few days ago. Haha I got my answer. I think it's very cute and adorable. Best of wishes :)

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  27. sounds like it was meant to be!

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  28. well... I read somewhere that you've been the one asking him out for a date in the beginning and he didn't want to... am I right?

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  29. That is such a sweet story... Love it how he would drive out to the college to take you on dates, and how he suprised you at Spring Break - that is romantic!
    LOL so happy for you both, and please let us know about your kitten.. I miss hearing about him!!
    =)

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  30. thanks for posting this jenna! you and josh are really made for each other. I hope that you and josh will always be happy! keep on praying. God bless you and josh and your family. take care. :D

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  31. Such a cute story of how you guys got together! Thanks for sharing with us :)I think you guys are such an adorable couple. God bless you guys <3 Crazy how you met in 5th grade haha

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  32. Thanks for sharing your story. Sounds like you two were meant to be all along! You've got yourself an incredibly sweet and caring man- one of the most caring people I've ever met, and I'm sure you're just the same! I hope you two have a great year.

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  33. Wow, what a cute story. My best wishes for you two :) btw, is joshuafarro.tumblr.com from Josh or is a fake? i was wondering. Anyways god bless you both.

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  34. @Anonymous WOAH. A little off their, buddy. What's important is that they have built their relationship on the foundations of God. Whether this happened in a span of one year or 10, as long as it is God-ordained it will last! After all, what He has put together can never be brought apart.

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  35. That's really romantic, that you guys have known each other for so long and something was always there. You're so blessed to have found something like that and I'm glad you and Josh have each other :)

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  36. Aw! Cute!!
    Thanks for letting us in on your happiness!!

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  37. Cute, you're so much better than that Tabitha girl. My friends and I thinks she's a whore and we call her Tabby.
    Sorry, I had to say that.
    You and Josh are awesome together, keep him!

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  38. Aww it's soo romantic! and very incredible history! simply beautiful! I never thought that it becomes like this since beginning... I wish that GOD Bless your life and of josh together every day! ;)
    take care guys
    thank you Jenna
    Kisses.

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  39. I had a similar history too...
    Me and my boyfriend we met since 6 years ago were just friends in that time, now we are together finally :)
    I'm Christian too.

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  40. oh my god that last bit made me cry a lot omfgnhdjksfmnv <3

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  41. Omg This is the cutest story ever
    You guys seem to be really in love
    <3

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  42. OMG THIS HAPPENED TO ME
    but sadly i caught him in bed with my best friend :( so not quite the same ending :P
    great story to tell ur grandchildren :) wish you all the best for the future :D xx

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  43. so cute :) im glad you guys found each other at such a young age. i wish the best to you! are you going to share how he proposed, or is that too personal? (im a real sucker for those stories.. haha)

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  44. :) My New Years Resolution this year is to find a husband... I know God has a plan but I wish He'd hurry haha (I'm already 26). Best to you and Josh!

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  45. well isn't that the cutest darn thing I ever heard.

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  46. aww(:
    so adorable!!
    i'm so glad Josh found someone as great as you, and You found someone as great as Josh! :D

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  47. aww.....I just hope I'd be able to meet someone like a "bestfriend" and be my future man.,or maybe i've met him already?;)) God bless Josh & Jenna., :) may the Lord be the center of your relationship :)

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  48. My parents dated for six weeks before their engagement. Not kidding. They've been married for over 22 years now. They knew each other for six months or so and got engaged after six weeks of dating. They're quite happily married. They're an awesome couple. [Oh and my mom was just 19 when they got married.]

    Every couple is different. It's really neat that you two have known each other since 5th grade!!

    I've known my boyfriend since 8th and we never started dating until college.

    Funny how life works out and how God points you to the right people.

    God Bless, Jenna.

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  49. [And my mom was not pregnant when they got married. She had my sister four years later.]

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  50. so cute..this is real love

    best wishes for the future from germany

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  51. aw, I think you guys are so cute =)
    I'll say the same as another comment, ask Josh to blog a bit, we miss him :D

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  52. awww!! this is soo sweet :)!! you guys are so cute together :) <3!

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  53. @ Anonymous

    You say that every story is different, and that's true. But you also make a generalization when you say that Jenna and Josh aren't going to make it because they moved too fast. People say stuff like that all the time.

    My parents dated for less than a year, but they too met in youth group and reconnected later in college. They just celebrated their 35th wedding anniversary earlier this month.

    Jenna, I don't know you personally but I find your blog to be very encouraging. I know that while marriage isn't always easy, yours will be solid because you have the Lord as it's foundation. My prayers are with you and Josh!

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  54. <3

    This is amazing!

    I hope I have a story like this to tell people someday!
    And I know your kids and grandkids will love this story!

    <3
    You're one lucky lady!

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  55. Aww thats so sweet, it sounds like God made you for each other

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  56. awww thats so sweet! :-)so cute especially since it's almost valentine's day.

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  57. Ahhwwww wish I could have a love story like youuuuu <3 that would be great.

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  58. Hey Jenna, what about Hayley? Are you two still *friends*?

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  59. lol at this entire post from jenna. but anyway, does josh still have a facebook? thats all i care about.

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  60. I always wondered how you too met. I still thought he was dating Hayley & then somebody told me he was married lol.

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  61. I have no words!
    it's soo cute!!
    farytales does exist!!
    love it!!

    u both deserve the BEST!

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  62. well, that's kinda lame story... love via AIM and fb lol hope your feelings are true and strong enough.
    no offence of course, wish you both all the best anyway

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  63. ahwww :D
    well thank God for facebook huh xD
    cried while watching your wedding pictres, i'm so lame but you both looked so happy :D

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  64. God bless both of you.
    I found your story so cute (:

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  66. menos mal que algunas especies terminan por extinguirse...ojala seas esteril
    y...no te molestes en venir a españa (está la E.T.A y son very fuck, normalmente se cargan al personal, asi nos aorran trabajo)

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  67. HAHAH YOUR SUCH A DUMB BITCH.
    just sayin.

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  68. God knows, and will always direct you in life, just as he had done with both you and your marriage with Josh. Congrats, Mrs.Farro!

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  69. OMG i thought you two looked cute together, now you're one of the cutest couples i've ever seen! <3

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  70. "Anonymous said...
    HAHAH YOUR SUCH A DUMB BITCH.
    just sayin."

    I believe the correct grammar is you're.

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  71. Did Josh delete his facebook already? Cause there are a lot of posers :|

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  72. Sweetest story ever :) God has really blessed you two!

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  73. Aww that's the most amazing story I have heard :) How sad is the rest of us who have to find the right one on a silly dating platform? I want ur life now ;)

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