::Momma Disclosure:: This is a sponsored post in collaboration with James Avery, all opinions are my own.
If you have been following us for a while then you might already know part of our story. Today I am sharing, how I wear our love, thanks to James Avery and their great collections filled with love and faith.
Ricardo and I met in 1999. We were literally just kids. I don’t know if we knew immediately that we were meant to be but definitely, throughout our first year, we just kind of knew. And, our love has withstood the test of time. We have made it through all the challenges, obstacles and hard times in our life together. Ricardo has always been there for me and been one of my biggest cheerleaders when I didn’t think I would make it. Ricardo knew early on that as a Latina and professional I had goals that I wanted to accomplish. And, soon after he said that those goals inspired him to reach his own. We dated for 7 years. We didn’t see each other every day or every weekend but we talked on the phone and we tried to see each other as much as possible or as much as my parents would allow me to. I come from a very traditional Mexican home.
In 2005 with his support and love I graduated college, despite enduring a difficult life at home. Then in 2006 we moved in together and got married. Ricardo knew I came from a very traditional home. And, that I wanted to get married in the Catholic Church surrounded by my family and friends. Ricardo didn't have any of his sacraments, still during the year when we got married he obtained all the sacraments he needed for us to get married. The first three years of marriage were not easy. And, it also included us wanting to become parents, and in 2009 we finally did. And, then again in 2011!
We knew as a semi-traditional Mexican American family what we wanted our home to look like, how we wanted to raise our children and what we wanted our marriage to become. And, in 2012, as a family, we saw him reach his goal of getting his degree!
12 years of marriage, and almost 19 years together. We are still going strong.
We are not perfect. As individuals, we have our flaws. We completely recognize those flaws and we push past them. Ricardo has been my biggest source of support and love and understanding throughout the years. To this day he supports everything and anything that I do not because he loves it because he loves me.
I feel like that’s what love is you have to have constant communication, support for one another, and love that doesn’t give up.
Our faith in one another is what has allowed us to stand together where we are today.
For this reason, I selected to buy for this Valentine's the Tree of Life, to represent our love, our faith, our family and our story. It's a beautiful piece of sterling silver jewelry, that I know I will not only wear daily but hold near and dear because of what it means and represents to me. James Avery has so many great collections that can you represent not only your love but your story.
Visit them today, their in-store service is also very friendly and convenient and the employees are willing to assist you and select the perfect gift for yourself or that special person in your life!