Mutual friends of Jordan Webb and Brad Brown knew something that neither one of them knew at the time. They knew that these two belong together! Following a casual introduction on the steps of Shades Valley Community Church, Jordan and Brad were literally one step closer to discovering this undeniable truth.
With the uncertainty of whether the attraction Jordan felt for Brad was mutual, Jordan admits she "tried to play it cool during the first couple months." This philosophy proved to be "a gift because we were able to build a friendship." This friendship would be the foundation upon which Jordan and Brad began building their life together.
"The moment" for Jordan came in the Spring of 2016 after the two had been dating for a couple of months. It was clear to Jordan by the way "he served and loved me in the midst of the stress of graduate school, working, et cetera. I knew he was the type of man that any woman would be endlessly lucky to build a life with and I fervently prayed I might be so lucky." She knew, he was "the one"! Prayers answered!
After spending the day celebrating Easter with family, Brad took the opportunity to set Jordan down on the same couch where the two shared their first kiss to share something just as meaningful with her. "He reminded me of the weight he believes those words hold and then told me he very confidently knew that he loved me and would continue to choose to love me."
With a foundation laid and continued demonstration of love being shown between the two, Jordan and Brad's road to learning life-long lessons about one another continues to unfold. "I truly believe we complement each other so well", Jordan shares. "Where I am passive, Brad is assertive. When I am a workaholic, he infuses rest. I am constantly reminded of the ways that we work well together, which is such a beautiful picture of what I pray our marriage is."
Jordan also shares insight that many couples married countless years have yet to learn. She says, "the biggest challenge in our relationship for me has been learning to let myself need Brad I often feel the need to be self-sufficient and non-needy, but I've realized we rob our significant others of a certain degree of joy by not allowing them to feel needed at times." She goes on and adds, "It really is a gift that we can extend to them that displays our trust."
Since the beginning, January of 2016, Jordan and Brad have shared a love of "concerts, brunch on a Saturday morning", and "getting dressed up and trying all the fun restaurants Birmingham has to offer". "Cookouts, bonfires, and long meals" with "amazing friends here in Birmingham" have the couple sitting and talking for hours. Most recently, Jordan reports, the two have started road biking together.
During the ice storm of 2016, Jordan was expecting to walk "into my sister's apartment to pick her up for dinner". But instead, Jordan adds, "I walked into a much different scene." "Brad had the couch where we shared our first kiss and he told me the loved me surrounded with so many flowers and candles. he sweetly told me why he wanted to marry me and then asked me to be his wife! One of my best friends was there to capture the engagement." The night was sweetened when, Jordan reports, the two "got to have dinner with our parents, where they met for the first time!"
On July 29, 2017, the two made the ultimate commitment surrounded by their love ones, at the place they first met, Shades Valley Community Church. Jordan lovely reports, "we are most looking forward to celebrating with all of our friends and family. We keep talking about how rare it is that we will have so many of the people we know and love surrounding and supporting us as we make a covenant."
We are assured it was all Jordan and Brad dreamed it would be and more. Hopefully, we will be privileged to share more from these two.
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