Getting to the heart of everyone’s story is what I love sharing our blog. Musician, Justin Adams & Michelle Jacobs had a Nashville love story that is so charming and endearing. When you read Justin’s love for Michelle, you will get butterflies. Their photographer, Hunter Berry said it best, “Two new kids who met in the whirlwind that is Music City, developed a friendship, witnessed each others heart breaks, cheered each other on as their careers blossomed, and years later realized that their friendship may be more than just that. Real love, best friends and a new future together.”
Justin was one of my very first friends that I made in town. He had moved here from Oklahoma in the Fall of 2010 to pursue his passion and artistry in music and I moved from Illinois in January of 2011 to start my career in the music business at the Country Music Hall of Fame. We had a few mutual friends, frequented the same spots around town, and were members at the same church.
After a few years as friends (and a couple of failed relationships), Justin and I ran into each other at the CMA Music Festival when I was with my sister. We struck up a fresh conversation and made plans to get together – this time, just the two of us.
Then started our series of walks around the city – engaging in deep conversations about life, family, and future, stopping at ice cream shops and parks. Before winter came, we were inseparable and spending every day together. Plans started falling into place for vacations with friends and trips to meet families. I’ve never known someone to be so excited about life! We cooked delicious meals together, explored new restaurants in town, traveled to Mexico, California, New England, and Florida. The adventure never too big or too small.
This past July, a little over 3 years since our CMA Fest rekindling, we took a quick trip to one of our favorite places – Rosemary Beach, Florida. We made it in time for a sunset walk on the beach, so we grabbed a blanket and a bottle of wine and began another long walk together. That night, Justin asked me to marry him and the celebration hasn’t stopped since.
Our careers are not what define us as a couple and at the beginning and end of the day we are husband and wife first
First off, God. Having a marriage in and for Christ is what’s most important to us. Next is love and support! We both work in the same business which is a blessing and a curse sometimes! But having that common language is so good for us to understand very well what each other is going through and how we can support or help in situations. We are both so supportive of each other and her ambition and drive is very attractive to me so we push each other to be better but also understand that our careers are not what define us as a couple and at the beginning and end of the day we are husband and wife first.
I don’t ever want to “settle” into this relationship and get comfortable.
What do you always do to improve your relationship?
Pursue her. I don’t ever want to “settle” into this relationship and get comfortable. Keeping God first in our relationship and knowing and understanding our roles in a Christ filled marriage. I always try to do things like we are first dating. I love bringing her fresh flowers and making time for us and our date nights and doing things to let her know that I’m here and so in love with her!
Our differences are what can bring us stronger together as a couple. Both for grace and understanding as well as support and structure.
t’s going to be a tough one just picking one…so instead, I’ll pick a few 🙂 I love how kind she is. How she makes me laugh, a lot! How she truly is my best friend and we miss each other even if it’s for not seeing one another in a long work day. Her smile. Her grace. How we have so many things in common and she can get me out of my comfort zone only to comfort me once I’m there. She’s the best.
Gosh she is the best at leaving little notes and gifts or just the random bear hugs and kisses. Her support for my career and who I am as a person strengthens our love so much as well!
My girl : ) You are the greatest gift to my life and I can’t wait to spend the rest of it loving you!
Our differences are what can bring us stronger together as a couple. Both for grace and understanding as well as support and structure. But our similarities are what attracts me to her the most. It’s crazy how much we have in common but I love every bit of it!