February 01, 2011

living our love song...

My name is Rebecca and I met my husband derrick when I was 15 and he was 17 back in the year 2003, we had drama class together. Derrick was kinda of shy and I...well, I had just recently gotten out of a bad relationship. We were friends at first, we were picked for the same play, where I was his mother in the play hahaha, so each day behind the curtains we would flirt and he would tease me about my pants with no back pockets (it was the style then, lol) Derrick actually tried to set me up with one of his friends, I guess he thought we would like eachother, and I just didn't have those feelings for him, it wasn't until soon after that I realized that I began to like derrick alot, and he liked me too, I just didn't know it ;) So one day we're just talking and he interrupts me dead in the middle of my sentence and says "do you mind if I ask for your number?" Needless to say I was caught off guard, but I smiled and said yes....after I gave him my number I just had to stick my foot in my mouth...I asked him "so what are you?" asking what nationality he was lmao, he looked at me very strange and said that he was white...then there was a long pause and he said I get in the tanning bed a lot.. he has black hair and dark brown eyes...all dark features, I wasn't blind in my assumption!  This is just one of the stories I can't wait to tell bella about her daddy and I when we were young! So as time went on of course we fell in love, and like most young couples we broke up a few times, but we always remained best friends even through the break ups...that's rare! There are so many sweet things that derrick has done for me over the years to show me how much he has always loved me...

   here's just a few of my favorites...

After the first time we broke up, I was dating someone else that valentines day and derrick sent me 9 red roses and 1 yellow rose to School with a card that said " 9 red roses for the 9 months of love, 1 yellow rose for the friendship that will always be" aww !

The other time that we broke up, he went around to everyone he worked with and made a video for me, interviewing them all, asking them why we should be together, it had all his friends and family...it was one of the sweetest things I have ever seen, he had the video along with a dozen roses sent to my work!

When I graduated high school he sent me mixed wild flowers *my favorite* and on the card it read " Well the world didn't end...you made it, I am so proud of you, I love you so much- derrick (the world ending was an inside joke between the 2 of us about what would happen before each major event in my life...turning 16, driving, turning 18, graduating etc.

Well its been almost 8 years (march 27th) since derrick and I first started dating and it has been one long, beauiful, crazy, sweet, annoying, awesome, funny, amazing ride. We will be married for 4 years on June 1st of this year, and as if that weren't enough, God blessed us with the most beautiful, smart, sweet, funny, loving little girl in the world...our little Isabella brook, who will be 2 on June 18th. It's hard to believe 2 young teens that fell in love so long ago, went through all these ups and downs, made it to where we are today, We are truly blessed!


  1. I didn't know some of these things!! I'll have to blog about Aaron and I on here later on! I loved reading it though, very sweet and heartwarming!

  2. I <3 it Rebecca! You and Derrick sure are a great couple! You have a beautiful little girl. Maybe I should start a blog, LOL.

  3. Ashley- you should, I love reading peoples stories!!

    Hannah: thank you so much!! I think you should start blogging, I really love doing this now that I have the hang of it, plus I think it'll be so neat to show bella as she gets older!