It’s not often that you happen across a true, fairy tale romance. Generally it is something you only see in Disney movies or corny chick flicks. But once in a while, you find yourself looking at a love whose fire burns stronger every day.
That is what I see when I look at Jim and Katie.
Finding your perfect match is a feat in itself. But finding that certain someone in the mountains of Alaska… well, some would call that fate.
Jim and Katie met in Skagway, AK- a town with a population of 2,000 in the summer and 600 in the winter.
Jim is an archeologist from Illinois - Katie a journalist from Florida. Transported to Skagway, they had worked next door to each other for an entire summer without knowing the other existed. They finally met in a restaurant through a mutual friend. I guess you could call it love at first sight.
Two years later, Jim proposed to Katie while cutting down a Christmas tree in the Dyea Flats. Who could say no to that? They will be married in Alaska this coming August, with their Irish Staffordshire Terrier, Scarlette by their side.
When I think of a love to aspire to, I think of Jim and Katie.
I cannot wait to see what your future holds and where life takes you. I love you both and can’t wait to hug you all again. Give Deedles a kiss for me <3.