When Jordan Rice saw Jessica Moreland’s wedding photo posted to her blog, “One Day at a Time,” he was moved not only by her “raw, wild smile” but the tragedy she had endured.
Jessica’s husband Jarronn was killed in a motorcycle accident in 2009, just two and a half months after their wedding.
Jordan, too, had been widowed in his 20s and also blogged. He lost his wife Danielle to a rare heart sarcoma in 2011, a little more than two years after they were married.
Mutual friends suggested Jordan, a lawyer turned New York City pastor, and Jessica, a marketing specialist from Washington, D.C., meet because both had shared overwhelming grief at such a young age.
“Jordan and I talked about this the first time we met — never feeling like we could be excited about a person again,” said Jessica, now 30.
“We knew we would meet someone, but it would never be the same, and nothing could reach the pinnacle that it was before.”
But on June 22, they married in a simple ceremony in Baltimore that friends say even included the families of their late spouses and brought all to tears. Read the rest of the story.