Here is information about how they met, their wedding, children, their thoughts on marriage, and more.
Janet McCain: July 16, 1955 in Lake Charles, Louisiana.
How Mike and Janet Met:
Mike about how he proposed to Janet: "I didn't have money for a ring yet, so I used a pull-tab from a soda can and proposed to her in her living room."
Source: "Mike & Janet Huckabee's Wedding Story." Bridesdecide.com.
Wedding Date and Information:
The reception with 75 guests was also at Janet's mom's house. They had a two-tiered wedding cake.
On February 14, 2005, Janet and Mike upgraded their wedding vows to a covenant marriage.
- John Mark Huckabee:
- David Huckabee: A mortgage broker, David is married to Lauren.
- Sarah Huckabee:
Janet: Substitute teacher, pharmacist's assistant.
Huckabee Quotes About Marriage:
Source: Bob Dart. "Huckabee charm plays well in Iowa, despite nation lag." PalmBeachPost.com. 12/02/2007.
Mike about covenant marriage: "I think people enter into covenant marriage not because they want a super marriage, but because they understand that marriage is fragile."
Source: Rick Lyman. "Trying to strengthen an 'I Do' With a More Binding Legal Tie." NYTimes.com. 2/15/2005.
Mike about their marriage: "My wife Janet and I celebrated our thirty-third wedding anniversary this past May. For us, every anniversary is a miracle. When we were both twenty and married just over a year, when I was in my last semester of college, Janet was diagnosed with cancer of the spine. I can't tell you what a stunning blow it was -- two kids just starting out, you don't think something like that can happen when you're so young. Yet there we were, staring death in the face. At first, they told us that even if she lived, she might be paralyzed from the waist down, so I'd be a young man with an invalid wife. After I learned she wouldn't be paralyzed, I was told that because of the radiation she had to receive following surgery, we'd probably never have children. I wanted children very much, I couldn't imagine never being a father. During that time, a lot of things went through my mind. But one thing never did -- the thought of leaving her. If Janet were in a wheelchair today, if we'd never had children, I can tell you this -- she would still be my wife."