August 19, 2006, I married the love of my life!
Excuse me, while I gush a little bit.
My dear Andrew is the most amazing man I have ever met. From the moment we first met, I knew he was something special. Just one night after our first date, we had one of those all night conversations that made me know that he was most likely going to be "it" for me. He won me over and I fell hard and fast in love with him. And what a blessing he has been in my life!
Then, at my cousin's wedding a couple of months later, he really showed me how perfect he is for me. While I was performing my maid-of-honor duties, he went off with my dad to run errands. (i.e.-picking up food (hot wings) for the reception) On the way into the reception hall hot wing juice leaked all over his shirt/suit/tie. My dad flipped, but Andrew kept his cool the entire time. He laughed it off and his natural calming ability, helped my dad feel at ease about the whole situation. They ran over to Marshall's to pick up a new shirt and tie, while Andrew cracked up at the ridiculousness of the entire situation. I knew none of this until a few minutes before the wedding when everyone was being fishy and not telling me where Andrew had gone off to. I finally found out the news and flipped out. (Exactly why they didn't tell me.) I thought for sure he was going to break up with me after this fiasco of meeting my ENTIRE family in one weekend, plus spilling wing juice on his suit, plus I figured my dad had been a crazy person in front of him... I assumed he would be running for the door as quickly as possible. But I couldn't have been more wrong! When I found him he was cool as a cucumber. If he was upset, he did not show it one bit. I was amazed! And frankly, so was everyone else. I knew, if he had the patience to deal with all of this, that he could deal with me and my often irrational behavior for the rest of my life. That was it... I knew he was the one I wanted to spend my life with. And I could not have been more right!
Through everything he has been incredible! We have had our ups and downs these last two years. We have had moments at the bottom and moments at the top, but no matter what, his love for me and mine for him is consistently strong and continuing to grow every single day.
The birth of Caroline only brought us closer! Seeing him as a father is wonderful!
He is such a great daddy!
He has taught me so much in this time together. He has taught me what true love really means. He has taught me how to exhibit patience, when I have none. He has taught me confidence, when I have little. He has showed me that I am beautiful in so many ways, and even when I feel so disgusting, he assures me that I am the most beautiful woman he has ever laid eyes on. Bless him and thank you God for giving him to me!
Happy two years, my dear Andrew! I love you with all my heart! You rock!!!! I can't wait for our romantic get-away this weekend! wah hoo!!!