This man puts his all into everything. His patience seems endless, and even when he's irritated, he's never nasty or cruel. His work ethic rivals no other. Truly. I have never seen a more dedicated person in my life.
He encourages me in all things. He is honest. He doesn't just tell me what he thinks I might want to hear. He respects my opinions and values them. He is there for me when I'm crying and whiny (not my favorite moments, but if you know me, you know I have serious back and hip stuff going on). He massages me if he's exhausted, and when it's not fun for him, as each tiny bit of pressure makes me wince or cry out. He makes fun of my pickle habit and thinks they're disgusting, but buys them for me so I can have them at his house. He takes on extra work so I don't have to be outside and get bitten up (I seem to have developed a terrible reaction to mosquito bites). He explains anything I don't understand until I do, never becoming frustrated. He hunts for little surprises and brings me all sorts of crazy things and watches as I smile hard and clap excitedly. He accepts me. He accepts my body. He values my intelligence and is never threatened by it. He is SUPER cheesy and makes up the most insane stuff on the phone when it's time to say goodnight (currently it's Adventures of Pickle, Hot Dog, and Donut - don't ask). He's playful. Press here, press there, who knows what sound will emerge? I think you can tell by now that this could easily become the longest blog in history, and that I love this guy more than a little bit. I definitely love him more than a pinch, dash, or smidgen (private joke for him).
I can't imagine what I've done to deserve this incredible human and love in my life. He is not perfect, I am not perfect, and neither is our relationship. Perfection doesn't exist. But I want us to strive for our very best every day, and that is my promise to him. I am SO excited to celebrate and to finally give him his special gifts (I started planning/creating in May, so I'm about ready to explode).
This is my Adam, and I love him so. Happy almost 2nd anniversary to us!
Photo credit: Michael Handwerk Photography 4/18/15