Meeting and falling in love with Sev was (and still is) the best thing that has ever happened to me. I had just to Atlanta and barely knew anyone when we met, but he gladly took me under his wing, introduced me to his friends and showed me the city the way only a local could. I'm a plane ride and a long drive from my parents and brothers, but I couldn't be happier with our life and the little family we've created here in Atlanta, (that includes our child, a 3ft tall Cookie Monster stuffed animal we bought for $5 at a garage sale, and our adopted dog, Mika.)
People say that everything happens for a reason, and I know that the reason I moved to Atlanta was to find him. He doesn't just make me happy, he makes my whole world better and more complete. Before I met him, I never believed in true love or soulmates, but after the first night we met (at a bar. So romantic, I know) I was smitten and we've pretty much been inseparable ever since.
Kayaking with Dolphins
About 2 years ago, I started the tradition of sending him emails and leaving him notes in his car or bag while I was away on business trips.I Love You Because...
...you always put me in a good mood, even on my crappiest of crappy days.
...you are so creative and smart. The work you produce continually amazes me.
...you are a true Southern gentleman; always opening doors and carrying my bags, and walking in front of me down stairs should I happen to take a tumble. (Lord knows I am absolutely capable of that.)
...you take the trash out. And the recyclables. And you water the plants and empty the dishwasher, and do laundry, and make the bed and I never have to ask.
...you love your family. And mine for that matter, which is probably a bigger feat.
...you have such a positive outlook, always seeing the good in people and the silver lining in any bad situation.
...you are my #1 fan, and always support me.
...you pick me up from the airport...often with flowers, even if I've only been gone for a day
...you have sick Frisbee skills, and lacrosse skills, and skiing skills, and golf skills, and skills in just about every other physical activity.
...you edit my photos for me :)
...you have an amazing sense of adventure that often takes us all over the world.
...you can make a mean omelet.
...you rub my feet for me after a long day.
...you watch movies and TV shows that I want to watch and don't complain (very much)
...your hair (it often looks better than mine).
...you value the same things in life as me.
...you will have dance parties with just me in our living room.
...of your sense of humor.
... you love your nieces more than anything in the world and that is pretty much the cutest thing ever.
I love you for a million other reasons that I couldn't possibly list in a silly blog post.
Sadly, we will be apart on our anniversary because I am traveling for work. Not sure what we will do to celebrate when I get back, but I don't think it really matters. Our best and most memorable dates are usually spent over a pitcher of beer and bar grub at the nearby Taco Mac, or polishing off a bottle of wine on our porch. Whatever we do, I'm sure it will entail lots of smiling, reminiscing, and time spent just the two of us.
Happy Anniversary...to us!