Very fortunate

Last night as Jason and I laid in bed talking, many feelings completely overwhelmed me. I couldn’t help but smile as I snuggled a little closer.

I am incredibly fortunate to have this man in my life. I am reminded on a daily basis why he holds such a special place in my heart.

Yesterday was the first time in a few years that we spent a holiday away from my family. That’s when homesickness hits me the hardest, on the holidays, when I know everyone is gathering.

That’s when I pick up the phone and call mom, it gives me that sense of home and helps me carry on. I just hope she knows how much I truly treasure what we have. This woman is the best mother I could have ever hoped for, she is my best friend!

Jason understands, completely understands, how hard days like Thanksgiving can be for me. Because of him, we made it through that homesickness. We are starting our own traditions.

Our first Thanksgiving in Tennessee was good, the food was tasty and the company was good. Jason’s mom flew in from Wisconsin to spend the holiday with us.

As the day went on I learned a little more about Jason and his childhood. It began to show why I love this man so much, why I respect him, why he is my partner and best friend.

I truly have never loved anyone this much. That love only grows every single day. When I look at him I see my present and future, I see many, many years of happiness.

I am continuously touched by this man … touched in ways that leaves my heart happy.

The two of us laying under the covers talking before I finally fell asleep will be a memory that I will hold forever. It was my Thanksgiving moment. The depth of conversations, the raw emotions that we share with each other is something I am truly grateful for. It’s the foundation of this incredible relationship we started more than four years ago.

I love knowing we can talk about everything and everything. That the conversation will continue ….

I am grateful for having two incredible people in my life … Mom and Jason, my go to people!

Four years …

I remember feeling both nervous and excited when Jason and I made plans to meet for lunch that day four years ago.

To think Facebook was what allowed us to make those plans …

It was raining that day – go figure we were living in Fort Myers at the time – when I drove to his place. When I arrived he was already waiting in his truck, so I jumped in and we went on our way.

The feelings I felt that afternoon I will never forget. It was like no time had went by, I had my good friend next to me again.

Jason and I met our freshmen year of high school in an English class. That is where our friendship blossomed. Later in high school we dated for the first time … and he became my first love.

Unfortunately we went our separate ways.

Fast forward more than a decade later …

The conversation’s began to flow freely as we talked about where and what we have done since last seeing each other in his truck that afternoon. After we finished eating our lunch we then went back to his place where the conversations became deeper and our connection became transparent.

He still had the ability to make me open up. He still knew how to make me feel better, see things in another light. I shared many stories with him, many things that happened while we went our separate ways for more than a decade.

That day filled me with so much joy.

After the afternoon turned into night and then into the weeee hours of the morning Jason walked me out to my car. The hug he gave me and that last smile before closing my door is still vivid to this day.

The last four years have been some of the best years of my life. We have so much fun together, always laughing, always finding the simple joys in life.

I have so many wonderful memories of our relationship, so many great times …
I treasure what we have. I’m on this journey we call life with my best friend by my side, with the love of my life.

I’m truly blessed to have such a caring, loving boyfriend, one who supports me in every aspect of life.

I love you baby. I cannot wait to see where our journey takes us.

Here’s to many more great years together.

Lucky girl

Time after time I am reminded how lucky I am to have such a wonderful man in my life.

Yesterday as we were hanging out with a good friend and all of his buddies, Jason took me aside and shared his feelings, which instantly made my smile grow. Words so powerful, and a look that said more than the words shared filled the space between us. That moment again filled me with so much joy. I know I found the right man for me.

We are counting down the days until our move, which is only 11 days away. As each day goes by, the excitement continues to build as we think about the possibilities that are in store for us. The adventures that will be had, the obstacles we may have to overcome.

It’s amazing how much this move has strengthened our relationship. The support system that has been put onto place is tremendous.

I’m one lucky girl. My heart is filled with so much joy, joy that carries with me through every day life.

I am beyond excited to see what is in store for us.

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.