Happy Valentine’s Day to this Beauty! Hard to believe it’s been over 20 years since we met. She is an Amazing Mom, Wife, And Teacher. She is everything I never even knew I needed in a wife. The story of how I met Ashley is pretty amazing, it starts when I was 12 years old, a guy moves in next door, my dad gets to know him and he tells us about his family that lived in Texas. He always talked about them and showed us pictures of his kids, and would tell me, my oldest daughter is your age. After a couple years he moves out and we don’t see him anymore. A year passes and I’m 15 standing outside a strip mall in Ponte Vedra, I see him and a girl walking toward me, he sees me and immediately introduces his daughter to me, and tells her what a great guy I am, which was very nice. This girl is Ashley, we would become best friends within a couple months. Exactly a year later he would tragically die. I think about him often and his role in God’s plan for my life, and that he never knew what his introduction would become, 20 years of freindship, going on 12 years of marriage, and a beautiful daughter. Looking back it’s humbling to see God Preparing me for my wife when I was just a child, and how perfect she is for me. You can’t make this stuff up!