Six Years


He sat across from me and shook his head in a way that said, you have no idea. I saw him, but continued to push forward, like I was presenting a case to a jury. Except we sat in a kitchen and the sun was setting. I explained life is too short to be unhappy and why must people feel like they’re fighting to make things work, instead of them merely working? Like they’re intended to.

JD, I said, I’m a quitter. When I’m unhappy, I quit…I was raised to believe this is okay. Life is too short to be unhappy.

He shook his head again, but this time he said, no. No, it’s not okay. Then the conversation took a drastic turn. Where I was referencing quitting a job or a book, his soul stirred deeper. You can’t quit at everything, he said. If what you said was true, it means you’d be willing to quit on us if you became unhappy. For him, quitting isn’t an option.

I laughed. Uncomfortably. What are you talking about, I asked.

JD looked me straight in the eyes and said, Jasmine, I’ve made one promise to God in my entire life. Just one. And that was to be with you until the day I died. In happiness and turmoil…in sickness and health. If I break that promise, I will have let God down. I’m going to be with you forever, even if there are times when it hurts.”

I sat on the kitchen stool in silence. And in that moment, I realized I married an incredible man.

Six years ago today, I stood on a beach in Hawaii and promised to love, honor, and cherish my husband. What I realize more today than ever was that JD swore to God to never leave my side and I am assured (more than ever) and know (in the depths of my soul) nothing will him stop from keeping it.

Happy Anniversary, JD!

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  1. D

    September 28th, 2011 at 2:20 pm

    Your love for eachother takes my breathe away, i hope i find that someday(Amen).Cheers, This is to 600 more years of love for u guys

  2. Kacie Lynch

    September 28th, 2011 at 2:20 pm

    It sounds like both of you are lucky to have each other. Happy Anniversary! Hope you have a great one!

  3. angela young

    September 28th, 2011 at 2:29 pm

    Happy Anniversary!!!!! 🙂

  4. Nellie

    September 28th, 2011 at 2:31 pm

    Happy Anniversary Jasmine and JD. I wish you a lifetime of happiness, health, wealth, prosperity, success and many more.
    Oh, and lots of posts on your blog for your followers.. me included. xoxo

  5. Rachel Tatem

    September 28th, 2011 at 2:32 pm

    Happy Anniversary! That’s so sweet, I love the way he worded that.

  6. Ashley Goodwin

    September 28th, 2011 at 2:39 pm

    Often times I easily quit, too. Marriage is hard work, and you’ve got one heck of a man. Love you guys x 1000. Happy anniversary!

  7. Stephanie

    September 28th, 2011 at 2:42 pm

    A very Happy Anniversary to you! May you have many more happy and healthy years together!

  8. Kim

    September 28th, 2011 at 2:42 pm

    Happy Anniversary!!! Hope it’s a wonderful day!

  9. sherri lynn

    September 28th, 2011 at 2:43 pm

    Happy Anniversary! The promises we make on our wedding days are powerful things!

  10. Christina Graves

    September 28th, 2011 at 2:43 pm

    What an incredibly love you guy’s have.
    Always be true to who you are.

  11. carlien

    September 28th, 2011 at 2:45 pm

    you need to show us some more of your wedding photos j*!

  12. Liz

    September 28th, 2011 at 2:45 pm

    LOVE! Congratulations and enjoy the next year. I still have those ‘moments’ like you described in your blog post and wonder how on earth God decided to be that awesome to me. If this is six, it’s only going to get better! 🙂

  13. sarah danaher

    September 28th, 2011 at 2:46 pm

    happy anniversary, sweet friends! thanks so much for loving each other well, and for sharing your commitment to God and each other on this blog. you bless and encourage me.

  14. Rudi

    September 28th, 2011 at 2:47 pm


  15. Kate Douthwright

    September 28th, 2011 at 2:54 pm

    Reading this gave me chills, you really have an amazing husband. You both are so very lucky!! Happy anniversary!

  16. Missy

    September 28th, 2011 at 3:04 pm


  17. Mary Powell

    September 28th, 2011 at 3:05 pm

    What a beautiful picture of what marriage should be. A commitment to God first and then to each other. Thanks for sharing and Happy Anniversary!

  18. Mikaela

    September 28th, 2011 at 3:05 pm

    I love you guys. And I’m so honored that it will be you two who will document our promises to God next week! Happy Anniversary xox!

  19. rich

    September 28th, 2011 at 3:09 pm

    congratulations! and go JD – husband of the year!

  20. LEOLAK

    September 28th, 2011 at 3:13 pm

    WOW!!! Beautifully said….and written. Happy Anniversary…and many many more!

  21. Dana

    September 28th, 2011 at 3:15 pm

    so super sweet!!! happy anniversary to you guys! xo

  22. Catie Ronquillo

    September 28th, 2011 at 3:15 pm

    Those words. Those words should be framed or printed and posted on the fridge or something. I’d want to keep them close. You did marry an incredible man. Happy Anniversary you two!

  23. Whitney Dupuis

    September 28th, 2011 at 3:25 pm

    What a blessing it is to hear that you two take your vows to God so seriously. I am so thankful that I have a husband like that too. Happy Anniversary you two!

  24. Julian

    September 28th, 2011 at 3:26 pm

    Lovely! Nothing more to say 😀
    You two are my personal inspiration for the last few months and for the future I`m building right now as a professional photographer.
    Happy anniversary guys, keep doin` the things you do, and never quit, never!

  25. Dana Fiorito

    September 28th, 2011 at 3:41 pm

    Happy Anniversary!!! I love how respectfully you talk about him. I count myself blessed to have seen, in person, how much he loves you. It’s incredibly evident.

  26. Katelyn James

    September 28th, 2011 at 3:44 pm

    Amen for REAL MEN who make commitments and stick by them and love the LORD! JD is such a catch Jas:) Enjoy your anniversary!!!

  27. Falcon

    September 28th, 2011 at 3:46 pm

    Happy Anniversary Jasmine & JD!!

  28. anda

    September 28th, 2011 at 3:49 pm

    happy anny!!

  29. Lupe Ruiz

    September 28th, 2011 at 3:57 pm

    HAPPY ANNIVERSARY JASMINE AND JD!! I wish you MANY MANY more years of continued happiness!!

  30. Gabby / En Route Photography

    September 28th, 2011 at 4:01 pm


  31. Annetta

    September 28th, 2011 at 4:03 pm

    CONGRATULATIONS, JASMINE AND JD!! I wish you many happy years and many blessings for the future.

  32. Danielle

    September 28th, 2011 at 4:05 pm


  33. Alicia White

    September 28th, 2011 at 4:05 pm

    Awww – have SUCH a beautiful wedding anniversary! Enjoy being home with them!

  34. gladys jem

    September 28th, 2011 at 4:06 pm

    happy anniversary jasmine and jd! xoxo

  35. Deney

    September 28th, 2011 at 4:06 pm

    Happy Anniversary Jasmine and JD!

  36. Tish Hill

    September 28th, 2011 at 4:06 pm

    Oh geez…instant tears…

    Congratulations on your anniversary Jasmine. Yes, you did marry an incredible man and he got an incredible wife. Be blessed today and always, friend.

  37. shauna nicole

    September 28th, 2011 at 4:07 pm

    Beautiful. And funny, because even though my wedding anniversary is next week I blogged about it today as well. Yes, I do think JD is a keeper!

  38. Autumn Teesdale

    September 28th, 2011 at 4:07 pm

    This made me tear up! Though I have never met y’all, I can totally picture this scene happening! Congrats on 6 years and to many many many more to follow!

  39. Julie

    September 28th, 2011 at 4:08 pm

    Happy Anniversary JD and Jasmine! May God continue to bless you.

  40. Maria (Photos by Mavi)

    September 28th, 2011 at 4:08 pm

    Happy Anniversary, Jasmine + JD! Wishing you many more years of love and happiness…

  41. chrissy L

    September 28th, 2011 at 4:09 pm


  42. Brenda P

    September 28th, 2011 at 4:09 pm

    You just made me cry!! Congrats guys! You deserve a lifetime of each other!

  43. KB

    September 28th, 2011 at 4:09 pm

    Happy anniversary, you two 🙂

  44. Shannon Elizabeth

    September 28th, 2011 at 4:10 pm

    Amazing! <3

  45. Angela Higgins

    September 28th, 2011 at 4:10 pm

    Oh that JD! You need to figure out how to bottle up his wisdom – you’d be a millionare 🙂 Happy anniversary beautiful people!!!!

  46. Laura

    September 28th, 2011 at 4:11 pm

    This made me smile so big just now. Whenever I hear about divorce statistics or uncertainty in marriage, people insisting you can’t know for sure that your relationship will last a lifetime, I just want to tell them I’m so sorry they don’t have that faith and that commitment they share not only with their husband or wife, but with God. Thanks for reminding me I’m not alone in believing so fervently that my husband and I will keep the vows we exchanged.

    Happy anniversary!

  47. Michelle

    September 28th, 2011 at 4:11 pm

    Congrats to both of you!

  48. Ashley Sisk

    September 28th, 2011 at 4:11 pm

    That brought tears to my eyes. Happy Anniversary!

  49. sarah

    September 28th, 2011 at 4:11 pm

    this totally made me cry…HAPPY ANNIVERSARY!

  50. Jamie Lapeyrolerie

    September 28th, 2011 at 4:12 pm

    Love this! Thanks for sharing.

  51. Karen Taggart

    September 28th, 2011 at 4:12 pm

    True love is so beautiful and rare. I cherish the same type of marriage you & JD have. We are very blessed. What strength it gives us!

  52. Karla

    September 28th, 2011 at 4:12 pm

    Love is awesome! One of my clients just posted this on fb…"You know it is real when you are in love with the reality of your relationship and not the fantasy you want it to be"! Happy Anniversary

  53. Abby Grace

    September 28th, 2011 at 4:13 pm

    I love this. Sweet and simply, incredibly pure and God-centered.

  54. Rachel Fox

    September 28th, 2011 at 4:14 pm

    Happy anniversary guys.

    Jasmine I am soooo not letting my husband read this, it is too beautiful, wouldn’t want him to expect it from me! Your words always seem to just fit!

  55. jamilah

    September 28th, 2011 at 4:14 pm

    Happy Anniversary Jasmine! Cheers to many more years of love… happiness… unhappiness… but nonetheless, togetherness!

  56. Laurie Bracewell

    September 28th, 2011 at 4:14 pm

    Happy Anniversary you two! Sending you love and hugs on this special day!

  57. Elizabeth C.

    September 28th, 2011 at 4:17 pm

    How beautiful. You really have such a wonderful husband. Congratulations on 6 years!

  58. Irela

    September 28th, 2011 at 4:19 pm

    Happy Anniverary to you and JD. Wishing both of you of lifetime of happiness. I want to say that I love and look forward to (no jump up and down in anticipation) reading your blog posts. I have enjoyed following you and learning from you. But, I have to say that with the many posts I have read this one tugged at my heart. It’s a miracle to find a person that loves you in that way……A Miracle from God…a gift from God. Have a beautiful, blessed day. Irela

  59. Pedro and Marina

    September 28th, 2011 at 4:20 pm

    Happy anniversary, both of you!
    We can’t thank you enough for all the inspiration and motivation you continue to give us, everyday.
    You deserve all the best.

    Pedro and Marina.

  60. Viv

    September 28th, 2011 at 4:20 pm

    Happy Anniversary you two!

  61. k

    September 28th, 2011 at 4:21 pm

    Happy Anniversary!!

  62. Allen Adams

    September 28th, 2011 at 4:21 pm

    Awesome! Way to go JD! It’s good to see people realizing that their wedding vows are much more than just words, it’s a promise!

  63. Liz McNeil

    September 28th, 2011 at 4:24 pm

    That is adorbs! Happy Anniversary!

  64. Jacky Ford

    September 28th, 2011 at 4:24 pm

    Wow! You are so blessed.

  65. Annie Richardson

    September 28th, 2011 at 4:25 pm

    Happy Anniversary to both of you! I hope you spoil each other like you deserve and wish that this next year tops all the ones before! You are clearly two wonderful people who deserve each other very much! (in a good way 😉

  66. Morgen

    September 28th, 2011 at 4:25 pm

    Happy Anniversary! In 2 days it’s my 6 year anniversary too. We also got married on a beach in Hawaii. Here’s to many, many more!

  67. Tony Whitmore

    September 28th, 2011 at 4:27 pm

    You’re right, he’s a great guy! 🙂 Congratulations to you both.

  68. Carrie Callahan

    September 28th, 2011 at 4:27 pm

    I adore this! Enough said….

  69. Clarissa

    September 28th, 2011 at 4:27 pm

    AHHH! That’s the sweetest thing I’ve ever read ever. Congrats to both of you!

  70. Christopher Walker

    September 28th, 2011 at 4:28 pm

    Awesome story… Congratulations to you guys and many , many more years of being happily married!

  71. Christina Jobes

    September 28th, 2011 at 4:29 pm

    Congratulations! This post made me tear, I will be getting married in 4 months and I can only hope in 7 years I will have a post as wonderful as this one. I hope you have a lifetime more of them!

  72. jessica vidmar photography

    September 28th, 2011 at 4:29 pm

    Happy Anniversary!! So sweet : )
    Have a beautiful day.

  73. Michele

    September 28th, 2011 at 4:31 pm

    Congrats! You married a great man.

  74. anouschka

    September 28th, 2011 at 4:31 pm

    Happy Anniversary to both of you!!!

  75. kayla :)

    September 28th, 2011 at 4:33 pm

    Awww, ya’ll are sooo cute! 🙂 Happy Sixth Anniversary….

  76. Lourdes

    September 28th, 2011 at 4:35 pm

    Happy Anniversary Jasmine and JD!!!! I send you the best wishes!! here’s to many many more years!!

  77. Ang

    September 28th, 2011 at 4:36 pm

    i love this post, seriously…oh and happy anniversary, of course! 🙂

  78. Krysta

    September 28th, 2011 at 4:39 pm

    Happy Anniversary to you both. You’re so cute together. I hope you cherish and love each other for many years to come.

  79. Jodie lemke

    September 28th, 2011 at 4:41 pm

    God bless you as you celebrate your anniversary! Gonna be honest ya made me tear. Just a bit 😉 ! Love the wedding photo! Can’t wait to meet you both soon!

  80. Morgan Jenkins

    September 28th, 2011 at 4:41 pm

    Gave me goose bumps.. like big ones! Happy Anniveray you 2

  81. Cindy Fike

    September 28th, 2011 at 4:43 pm

    Happy Anniversary to you both. This post made my eyes tear up.

  82. Spicytee

    September 28th, 2011 at 4:46 pm

    Bon Anniversaire to you both…
    May God continue to keep your love stronger each day `and guide you for us. You are a true inspirational.

    Love from Nigeria

  83. Mirelis

    September 28th, 2011 at 4:47 pm

    Happy Anniversary! You’re special day is on my birthday. Yay for september 28. 🙂

  84. Diana Lupu

    September 28th, 2011 at 4:47 pm

    This totally made me cry! Happy Anniversary to you both… you have a beautiful love. 🙂

  85. Inta G

    September 28th, 2011 at 4:49 pm

    Happy guys are meant for each other. And you will NEVER quit and he will never LET you quit. Could not be better match . 🙂

  86. Gail

    September 28th, 2011 at 4:51 pm

    Oh you two….truly a perfect match.

    Congrats on the anniversary! I’ve got one of my own coming up–amazing how they sneak up on you quicker and quicker every year?

  87. Eliza

    September 28th, 2011 at 4:56 pm

    You’ve got a good man in that husband of yours. I loved chatting to him, albeit briefly, in London, and learning a little about the dynamics of your relationship. You’re both very lucky to have found your true soulmates!

  88. Robin McQuay Anderson

    September 28th, 2011 at 4:56 pm

    Many blessings and years of happiness to you both!

  89. em

    September 28th, 2011 at 5:00 pm

    all i can say is YES. happy anniversary, to many many many more. xoxo.

  90. Karisa Joy

    September 28th, 2011 at 5:03 pm

    Happy anniversary you two! Enjoy it! Marriage is precious!

  91. Amy Jo

    September 28th, 2011 at 5:04 pm

    Happy Birthday Jasmine & JD! Your love is beautiful (it is like a real life chick flick!). Have a fantastic day!

  92. Christina (the detailed life)

    September 28th, 2011 at 5:05 pm

    That’s so sweet.

  93. Becky Tate

    September 28th, 2011 at 5:09 pm

    Happy Anniversary! My 6th anniversary was last Saturday! And I think I have a pretty incredible man too. We got lucky girl! Have a great day.

  94. Renee

    September 28th, 2011 at 5:10 pm

    Happy Anniversary!!!

  95. Wendy

    September 28th, 2011 at 5:13 pm

    I think I felt a little bit of the love you two share while reading this. That was really beautiful and deep.

  96. Shefali Lindsey

    September 28th, 2011 at 5:13 pm

    Happy Anniversary!!! You married quite the sweet catch! xoxo.

  97. Jillian Tree

    September 28th, 2011 at 5:15 pm

    Oh JD – Too awesome! Love what you said, that’s what marriage is about, forever! Happy Anniversary Jasmine & JD 🙂

  98. Dallas

    September 28th, 2011 at 5:16 pm

    Ah, Jasmine, I’m tearing up big time! This post is so powerful, like the story within it, like the love it describes. Happy anniversary!

  99. Mary Marantz

    September 28th, 2011 at 5:20 pm

    Happy Anniversary you guys!! Love you!! M:)

  100. Edouard Montfort

    September 28th, 2011 at 5:24 pm

    Simply BRAVO !
    Take care,

  101. Virginia

    September 28th, 2011 at 5:27 pm

    Felicidades!! Que la vida siga brindandote tanto amor como hoy. Al final es lo unico que cuenta

  102. Jayme

    September 28th, 2011 at 5:33 pm

    Happy Anniversary! And to many, many more <3

  103. Brooke Schultz Photography

    September 28th, 2011 at 5:34 pm

    What a beautiful post. You are such a talented writer. Happy anniversary!

  104. Kyle c.

    September 28th, 2011 at 5:38 pm

    Happy Anniversary and congratulations. I just celebrated 19 years with my wife. Good luck to the both of you.

  105. Regina Marie

    September 28th, 2011 at 5:43 pm

    That is so sweet, and an inspiration. My husband and I have been having a hard time for the past several years. And this is a reminder of how strong love is. Thank you.

  106. Karen Meissner

    September 28th, 2011 at 5:43 pm

    Beautiful! ‘Nuff said!

  107. Karen Meissner

    September 28th, 2011 at 5:44 pm

    Beautiful! ‘Nuff said!

  108. priscilla

    September 28th, 2011 at 5:53 pm

    wishing you and JD a very happy anniversary.

    and again, one of your posts has reduced me to tears..

  109. Koru Kate

    September 28th, 2011 at 5:54 pm

    Sweet, so, so sweet. Happy Anniversary & Cheers to many, many more~

  110. Suzy G

    September 28th, 2011 at 6:08 pm

    Awe, Happy Anniversary to an amazing sweet couple. I pray the next 6 years are abudantly blessed and bring joy beyond measure.

  111. Bethany Ann

    September 28th, 2011 at 6:11 pm

    Happy Anniversary!! 🙂

  112. steph

    September 28th, 2011 at 6:13 pm

    Incredible, INDEED! <3

  113. Brenda E.

    September 28th, 2011 at 6:27 pm

    Happy Anniversary to the both of you!Thanks so much for sharing alittle about your special day. We plan to renew in Maui in 2 yrs. God has truly blessed you and me!

  114. Meredith

    September 28th, 2011 at 6:29 pm

    Absolutely beautiful. What a wonderful, godly man. And I adore the wedding photo. <3

  115. Trude

    September 28th, 2011 at 6:32 pm

    That’s some hubby you got there! 🙂 You both are so lucky to have each other, hope you have a wonderful anniversary today…and eventually get a chance to go celebrate!

  116. The New Diplomat's Wife

    September 28th, 2011 at 6:33 pm

    congratulations on six! you always tell the most touching stories- here’s to the next 60!

  117. Jenna

    September 28th, 2011 at 6:45 pm

    This gave me goosebumps. Happy Anniversary to a beautiful, amazing couple!

  118. Tanya De Leeuw

    September 28th, 2011 at 6:49 pm

    Congratulations, Jasmine & JD! You must have an extra special bond because the vast majority of couples couldn’t work together AND live together. Here’s to many more years of happiness! Cheers!

  119. Kristen

    September 28th, 2011 at 6:55 pm

    This made me tear up!! Happy 6 Year Anniversary! 🙂

  120. Natalie A.

    September 28th, 2011 at 7:01 pm

    Thank you for showing us that Happily Ever After can exist! Happy anniversary!

  121. Kim Chan

    September 28th, 2011 at 7:07 pm

    So so sweet! Happy Anniversary you two! xoxo

  122. Tira J

    September 28th, 2011 at 7:24 pm

    Happy Anniversary Jas & JD! xoxo

  123. Jessica Lee

    September 28th, 2011 at 7:33 pm

    This is really beautiful! Really amazing! Happy Anniversary Jasmine and JD!

  124. Wendy

    September 28th, 2011 at 7:38 pm

    Today, I felt like quitting. I always find your blog posts so timely. It’s like you say the right things that just leap right off the page and politely smack me in the face. Thank you for your constant words to all of us. Happy Anniversary.

  125. MemoriesandColors Dallas Photography

    September 28th, 2011 at 7:48 pm

    Happy 6th! to many more..

  126. Stephanie Stewart

    September 28th, 2011 at 7:53 pm

    Happy Anniversary, you two! May you have a wonderful day!

  127. Andrea P.

    September 28th, 2011 at 8:06 pm

    Congratulations to you both. The sentiments are beautiful and I wish you both much happiness.

  128. Tanya A.

    September 28th, 2011 at 8:25 pm

    Happy Happy HAPPY Anniversary! What a beautiful post and what a fantastic reminder! Have a delicious day!

  129. Janine Dorish

    September 28th, 2011 at 8:45 pm

    WOW!!! That brought tears to my eyes!!! Congrats and Happy Anniversary!

  130. Cathy L.

    September 28th, 2011 at 9:01 pm

    You and JD are the perfect match! Happy 6th Anniversary! <3

  131. Amber

    September 28th, 2011 at 9:46 pm

    Beautiful! Happy Anniversary!

  132. Melissa Cramer Photography

    September 28th, 2011 at 9:56 pm

    This post makes me want to go kiss my husband. RIGHT now! Happy Anniversary, Jasmine & JD. xoxox 🙂

  133. Hanh Nguyen

    September 28th, 2011 at 10:02 pm

    Happy anniversary Jasmine & JD!

  134. Lorna

    September 28th, 2011 at 10:08 pm

    Congratulations x

  135. Michele B

    September 28th, 2011 at 10:09 pm

    Ok, that made my heart swell. What a beautiful promise. Happy Anniversary to you both!

  136. Alexis

    September 28th, 2011 at 10:19 pm

    Your story with JD and God in the center of it is beautiful! 🙂

    Happy Anniversary!

    Best wishes! 🙂 *Jeremiah 29:11*

  137. Jackie G

    September 28th, 2011 at 10:24 pm

    Happy 6th year anniversary to you and JD! 🙂

  138. Amanda

    September 28th, 2011 at 10:30 pm

    Happy Anniversary!

  139. Claudia O. Boateng

    September 28th, 2011 at 10:56 pm

    Happy Anniversary to the both of you!!! and many many many more to come!!!!

  140. kelsy mccartney

    September 28th, 2011 at 11:18 pm

    Oh my goodness, Jasmine! You recalled this conversation with JD so vividly that I got mega goosebumps when reading it! Happy Anniversary to the two of you 🙂 My husband / photography business partner & I just celebrated our 2 year wedding anniversary last Monday — Looks like we both picked a beautiful time of the year to get married 😉 Have a happy day celebrating!

  141. nadean

    September 28th, 2011 at 11:51 pm

    So beautifully written Jasmine, what a luck lady you are! ( and man ofcourse!!!)

  142. Danielle Honea

    September 29th, 2011 at 12:20 am

    awwwwwww JD is awesome…and you deserve every bit of him <3

  143. Melissa

    September 29th, 2011 at 12:22 am

    Seriously great story! Congratulations on marrying the man of your dreams!

  144. Belinda

    September 29th, 2011 at 12:22 am

    Happy Anniversary!

  145. Dad

    September 29th, 2011 at 12:42 am

    Love you both! Happy Anniversary! Papi

  146. Mary

    September 29th, 2011 at 1:14 am

    Happy Anniversary you guys!

  147. Shannon Von Eschen

    September 29th, 2011 at 1:45 am

    Brilliant man you’ve married…and I feel just as fortunate. =) Happy Anniversary to you both.

  148. Lloyed Valenzuela

    September 29th, 2011 at 2:39 am

    So sweet…congratulations and have a blast on your anniversary!!!

  149. Sandy

    September 29th, 2011 at 3:12 am

    Happy Anniversary to you both!

  150. Mindy Metivier

    September 29th, 2011 at 3:17 am

    Happy, happy anniversary Jasmine and JD!!! I love, love, love the LOVE that you have for one another!!! Wishing you many more years of love, laughter and joy!!! Big hugs!!!

  151. Josephine

    September 29th, 2011 at 3:48 am

    so much love radiating from both of you and JD that it’s so contagious too! 🙂 thanks for inspiring always always always! Happy Anniversary Jasmine & JD!

  152. Kristina

    September 29th, 2011 at 4:14 am

    Wow! What an awesome example of a child of God. Happy Anniversary!

  153. Christa Hann

    September 29th, 2011 at 4:43 am

    I commented to my husband earlier this summer about possibly renewing our vows …down the road. He said I meant them the first time I don’t need to say them again….I was so touched by his sincerity. This blog post made me feel the same thing 🙂 happy anniversary!

  154. Lisa P.

    September 29th, 2011 at 4:55 am

    Happy anniversary Jasmine and JD.

  155. Ashley Esfandiari

    September 29th, 2011 at 5:45 am

    That’s amazing!! Happy anniversary to you both!

  156. Jackie P

    September 29th, 2011 at 5:56 am

    wishing you a lifetime of love and happiness! The world needs more people like the two of you. Thanks for sharing your love and life.

  157. Evonne Wong

    September 29th, 2011 at 6:03 am

    I always know why you and JD have a special place in my heart ‘cuz you guys got married on my birthday! Happy Anniversary to you both, and wish you and JD have many many more wonderful anniversaries to come!

  158. Lauren

    September 29th, 2011 at 6:04 am

    What a sweet post — and a gorgeous couple! Happy anniversary to you and JD! Hope it is wonderful! 🙂

  159. Jem

    September 29th, 2011 at 6:35 am

    Thank you for this post, Jasmine. I have been in very low spirits because of finances, then I read your quote from JD: "When I’m unhappy, I quit…I was raised to believe this is okay. Life is too short to be unhappy." Quitting life is unacceptable. God has a purpose for our lives, and quitting simply isn’t an option. Thank you for that reminder.

  160. Ciiku

    September 29th, 2011 at 6:50 am

    Oh my! Poignant.
    Happy Anniversary!

  161. Michelle Cross

    September 29th, 2011 at 6:53 am

    This is great. And so are you two : )

  162. Lizeth

    September 29th, 2011 at 6:57 am

    I remember reading you 5 year anniversary post. I can’t believe how fast time flies. Happy Anniversary!

  163. peliroja

    September 29th, 2011 at 7:11 am

    I’ll let Chuck know he has some stiff competition for husband of the year! Happy Anniversary!

  164. S

    September 29th, 2011 at 8:58 am

    Happy Anniversary!

  165. Cristina Rossi

    September 29th, 2011 at 9:42 am

    AMAZING!!! You are so lucky to have found each other! Bless you both and keep being in love and happy ever after! xxx

  166. kati

    September 29th, 2011 at 11:01 am

    Happy Anniversary! Hope you both had a lovely day….you’ve got one heck of a man J*! Treasure him!

  167. Di Holmes

    September 29th, 2011 at 12:43 pm

    Congratulations! You two remind me of me and my man… we celebrate 25 years of ‘Unmarried Bliss’ this year. We met at a fancy dress party… he was a clown. We are repeating the same scenario on our anniversary in December.
    Still loving the blog… it’s compelling!

  168. Fuzzy

    September 29th, 2011 at 1:44 pm

    Happy Anniversary!

  169. Kimberly Murray

    September 29th, 2011 at 2:10 pm

    Happy Anniversary, Jasmine and JD!

  170. ashley barnett

    September 29th, 2011 at 4:25 pm

    Happy Anniversary JD and Jasmine! 🙂 Here’s to a million more!

  171. Lisa B. Photography

    September 29th, 2011 at 4:38 pm

    Happy Anniversary, JD and Jasmine! May God continue to bless your union! Yay for love! 🙂


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  174. Patricia Lorenzo

    September 29th, 2011 at 4:57 pm

    Happy belated anniversary Jasmine and JD! 🙂 you guys are way too cute together.

  175. Stefanie Hampton Morrow

    September 29th, 2011 at 5:03 pm

    A very Happy Anniversary to you two!!! I hope Polo sings you an anniversary song 😉

  176. Aynaz

    September 29th, 2011 at 5:06 pm

    Happy Anniversary you two! sometimes I’m a little crazy too! but my fiance has stuck by me and still wants to marry me! 😀

  177. Sherra Gray

    September 29th, 2011 at 7:26 pm

    Happy Anniversary Jasmine and JD. After 16 years, I know that marriage is the hardest work you’ll never get paid for (until you have kids). And I know the blessing of true commitment. The freedom of knowing that you and he will always be together – no matter what. Congratulations on finding someone who understands that his commitment is not based on feelings, but on a promise, made to both you and God… and that he knows it’s sometimes going to be tough… and he’s still going to love you. God’s blessings on your marriage!

  178. Bobbie Brown

    September 29th, 2011 at 7:44 pm

    Loved your words and the picture is beautiful! Happy Anniversary 🙂

  179. Darcie Sutherland

    September 29th, 2011 at 11:28 pm

    Happy Anniversary! I am dedicating.. "Happy Anniversary by Toni Tone Tone!"

    btw your comment made me smile, inside and out!

  180. Kira Lauren

    September 30th, 2011 at 7:34 am

    You sure did get you an incredible man! You both are lucky to have each other 🙂 Happy Anniversary and many more to you guys!

  181. Kristin Nicole

    September 30th, 2011 at 1:59 pm

    So sweet..Happy Anniversary!

  182. Denise Prichett

    September 30th, 2011 at 5:47 pm

    WOW. That whole scene…just left me breathless…and with tears in my eyes. Girrrrrrlllll. You need to hold on to that man fiercely. May God Bless you, Jasmine and JD with everlasting love and joy!!!

  183. Angie Mack

    September 30th, 2011 at 7:01 pm

    {clap} {clap} {clap} Happy Sixth Wedding Anniversary to you and JD! Truly, "…a cord of three strands is not easily broken."

  184. Katharina Ewers

    October 2nd, 2011 at 12:23 am

    JD should be cloned. Srsly.

  185. Jonni

    October 3rd, 2011 at 1:53 am


    Happy 6 year anniversary! 🙂

  186. Carly Kolbo

    October 3rd, 2011 at 7:58 pm

    Love this! Happy Anniversary!

  187. cassandra-m

    October 3rd, 2011 at 8:33 pm

    Happy (be-lated) Anniversary to TWO BEAUTIFUL peeps. Hope your day was full of laughter, love and peace~! Best to you guys…always~! xoxoxoxoox

  188. Robert Hillis

    October 4th, 2011 at 8:44 pm

    Congratulations! Our anniversary is 9/29/01! We are celebrating our 10 yr this year. Congratulations to you two! I can totally relate to your story and to JD’s response. My wife and I have experienced the same conversations. Let go and Let God!

  189. Erin

    October 4th, 2011 at 10:11 pm

    Happy Anniversary!!!!

  190. Bryan

    October 5th, 2011 at 3:19 am

    YOU GO, JD! Every now-and-then us guys just express ourselves perfectly. Nice, bro, very cinematic AND genuine. 🙂

  191. Lydia

    October 5th, 2011 at 9:38 pm

    May God bless you with many, many years together! Some days love is more than an emotion, it’s a choice! Way to go, JD!

  192. kaptnk

    October 8th, 2011 at 8:28 pm

    good for you both.

    Too many people just try to use the other.

  193. Katie

    October 9th, 2011 at 9:31 pm

    Absolutely beautiful…

  194. LaVon

    October 14th, 2011 at 8:26 pm

    OMGosh yall are too much! May God continue to bless you’re marriage!

  195. Ashley

    October 14th, 2011 at 10:11 pm

    You just brought serious tears to my eyes. And as I read this you also make me realize how thankful I am. For my husband of 5 years who no matter what is my soulmate. And like JD- is in it for the long haul. God bless these real men. The happiest anniversary to you both. You touched my heart.

  196. Brooke Summer Photography

    October 26th, 2011 at 10:05 pm

    Wow… that brought tears to my eyes. Happy anniversary!