Somehow through all of this, he remains completely cool, calm & collected. I'm starting to realize how different we can be, but at the same time how much we can compliment each other in every way needed. Today, I realized I really have found my life partner and I wanted so much to share with all of you WHAT exactly is so great about this Mr. Hess guy.
|Lake view from our balcony at home: where these thoughts all started tonight!|
Well, to begin with, I'm not sure if all of you know exactly how we met. It was through work, and since that story is long enough on it's own I'll try to keep it short and sweet...
In August of 2007, I came on board to a great company in sports and met Mr. Hess a few weeks afterward. I had met him a few times, and apparently he had already shared with his department that he was "going to marry that girl." I felt flattered, but really didn't think I was ready for any kind of relationship, much less one going towards marriage. After a few months, we got to know each other pretty well and became best friends. Movies and dinners turned into getting ice creams and mini golfing and before we knew it we were dating. I had never dated someone like him before, and knew every day with him would be some kind of adventure. New Years is our anniversary date, and we will be married after 3 and a half years of dating!
Okay, now you know the background. I don't want to bore you with a bunch of sweet and sappy love stuff, but it just feels so great to be writing this and getting this all out. Since my "incident" 2 days ago I have been laying on the low side and have spent some time home, thinking about what's in store for our future...and I'm getting pretty excited!
What attracted me most to Mr. Hess was how much he let me into his soul. He is the type of person who will more times than not be funny and joke around with you, give you a hard time, have a fun time, and will rarely let his "sensitive" side out to most. He is perpetually known as being a "goofball" as well as notorious for "pushing people's buttons"...but there's a side I get to see of him that only a select few see as well, and sorry in advance Mr. Hess but today it all comes out!
YOUR WISDOM: Maybe this is because you have a few years on me, but you are always teaching me life lessons and usually do it in a very nice and caring way.
YOUR GENEROSITY: You would literally give the shirt off your back to anyone, and have a "big brother" type of caring quality that a lot of my friends get to see. You always put others before yourself and I know anyone close to you can call you no matter what time of day it is, and you will be there to listen and help anyone through anything.
YOUR LOVE: I have never been loved in such a way where I feel like everything I do is for you, everything you do is for me, and everything WE do is for US. I wasn't exactly sure this type of relationship existed and I am so lucky to have found it. When you show your love for me, it's in such a genuine and reassuring way and I feel like I am the luckiest girl in the world.
YOUR FAITH: You have been such an inspiration from day one for me and my relationship with God. You talk with me and pray with me and I know our growth with God together will only deepen as time goes on. I strongly believe everything happens for a reason, and God put you in my life at the exact time I needed you.
YOUR WORK: You may not have the most conventional "9-5 job" in the world, but you have an amazing work ethic. You make something that could be so simple so fun and exciting to watch and I get blown away by how creative you can be. Planning a wedding with you has been more FUN and CREATIVE than I ever thought it could be, and I wouldn't have it any other way.
YOUR FAMILY QUALITIES: I know you are going to be an amazing husband and father. It's no lie that you don't have the same connection with babies, but when it comes to kids I can never tear you away from having a good time. It's so fun and comforting to watch how much kids love you and how much you go out of your way to make sure they have a good time. It's truly adorable.
YOU: Everything about you...well almost! (just kidding!) ;) You have kind eyes, a loving heart and a crooked smile. You have hands that fit perfectly into mine. You have a gentle kiss and an embracing hug. You love the arts, theater and have a huge appreciation for dance. You love to drive with the windows down and sing at the top of your lungs in your car and in the shower. You love me for ME. The list could go on and on....
|We found lime green (can't really tell) and pink roses! Randomly coming home with flowers makes our home so much happier!|
It's obvious to me that I have found THE ONE I am going to spend the rest of my life with, and I spent a lot of today thinking about that. I feel so blessed to know that someone will be there for me from here on out, and I am soooooo happy to not only take his last name, but take HIM as my partner, my best friend, my husband, and my life.
I'm sorry that I just did exactly what I said I didn't want to do with the sweet and sappy love stuff, but I just couldn't help it.
I LOVE YOU MR. HESS!!!!!!
And I think I just wrote my wedding vows...
108 days until I'm MRS. Hess,