The little things

Yesterday was perfect.

I was able to meet my deadlines for three different publications in four days, granting myself a day off with Jason on Friday. It was such a great feeling to write as many articles as I did, as well as all the editing I completed in the time frame that I gave myself.

Although we didn’t do anything spectacular, it was the time that we spent together that warmed my heart.

It’s in the quite moments, the new memories that we share, that I fall a little more in love with Jason. Often times it’s the look he gives me that speaks volumes of how he feels.

In an effort to get out of the house, we drove to Johnson City to do some Christmas shopping. Although we really didn’t have anything specifically in mind for our secret Santa gift, we ended up leaving the mall with a perfect present. A present I’m excited to finish and ship off next week.

It was fun shopping with Jason, we seem to always be on the same page when thinking of others.

Last night after eating dinner we decided to watch a few movies. This was a great way to end the night. We sat next to each other, often times cuddling, as we laughed at the movies.

It’s the simple things. The simple things that mean the most.

Unconditional love

Each day my love for Jason grows a little deeper if that is possible.

I found myself looking at Jason quite a bit yesterday while we were at the falls … a smile constantly spread across my face. As he was climbing the rocks around the falls he too was smiling…he was completely in his element. I am grateful that he continues to encourage me to try new things while we are on our hikes. Yesterday he wanted me to walk behind the waterfall, a question I almost immediately turned down. Before we left I made that walk to the other side with him as he held my hand in places I needed a little bit of help. The water was freezing and the view was amazing. It was an experience I will always remember.

Jason and I have reached a new level of happiness. Things were awesome in Florida, don’t get me wrong.  … I often times try to think of ways to explain this new found happiness, but its hard to pinpoint that exact word. 

As we were driving home from Kentucky last night the car was mostly full of silence, the kind of comfortable silence that allows you to relive the day. As we held hands, I was completely content. I remember thinking I’m with the man of my dreams.

Jason promised we would do tons of exploring once we arrived at our new home, a promise he has kept.

I saw a total of four deer yesterday, two of which were alongside the road. The last one I spotted on the side of the highway. I pointed to it and Jason held up his hand showing four and we both smiled. I love our little moments.

Last night as we were getting ready for bed, a very strong emotion took over me, one that I feel often. One that takes a hold of every piece of my body. The amount of love I have for this man, wow, what a feeling.

What a feeling, what an incredible feeling to love someone so much. The best part is I can feel how much he loves me too.

Relationships when built on the foundation of a friendship can soar in a beautiful direction and blossom into an everlasting thing.

Things happen for a reason. I thank my lucky stars everyday that I was brought back to Florida by my incredible parents and went out to lunch with my high school boyfriend. That lunch date, which turned into a very early morning goodbye changed my life in so many beautiful ways. The bonding that took place that night because of the incredibly deep conversation of what took place in our lives over the decade that we lost contact will stay with me forever. And to think that was almost four years ago …

A million little things

It’s crazy to think the man who now has my heart, stole a piece of it about 15 years ago.

The wonderful thing about this man is the many little things he does throughout the day. Those little things, which are done from near and from afar, mean more than I can ever put into words.

Yesterday the simple phone call before I  started my day was just what I needed … the little things. That meant a lot to me because he made some time while working to make that call.

I think the best foundation for a relationship builds upon a friendship, a strong friendship that blossoms into much more.

I remember the first time we met up after more than a decade of going our separate ways. We almost instantly eased into a conversation that became familiar, a comfortable banter that I didn’t realize I missed. A late lunch turned into endless hours of communication that went into the wee hours of the morning.

wpid-09f5590574aa2c440b0f9e707bec99e6.jpgA best friend I made many years ago was sitting before me once again. From that day forward it was rare that we didn’t find time to spend together.

Now almost four years later I couldn’t imagine my life without this incredible man who constantly looks out for me and always wants the best for me.

Jason continues to bless me with those tiny little moments that make me fall in love with him a little more every time.

It’s an incredible feeling to be loved. It’s a wonderful feeling to have someone know you so well that they pick up on certain gestures, facial expressions and your overall body language. Jason has spent so much time getting to know me that sometimes the conversations are not needed because he already understands my feelings.

I love the tiny moments for the simple fact that they move more mountains than the grand gestures that may not have had that much thought behind them.

I am so fortunate to have found this man once again. I am looking forward to what our future holds, especially as we plant our roots in a new location, Kingsport, TN.

Reminders

Every single day I am reminded of how truly fortunate I am to have such an incredible man in my life.

The last couple of weeks have been hard because my boyfriend has been working so much. Most days I see him for a few minutes in the morning and an hour or two when he gets home after his 15 hours of working.

You don’t realize how spoiled you are until the circumstances change.

I have the up most respect for him. Five doubles in a row and he still comes home with a smile on his face every night. Although I told him I was proud of him, he replied “I’m only doing what I said I would do.”

His countless hours at two jobs is paving the path for our move. This wonderful man is making our dream become a reality.

The little time we are granted every day makes me smile. Last night he instantly had me laughing when he got home, which was funny in itself because he woke me from a deep sleep on the couch.

It’s the little moments we share, the intimate moments that continue to make our relationship stronger. Although I miss having him home, I know he is working towards making our life better.

I love this man to pieces. He has enriched my life in so many beautiful ways.