I was always anti-Valentine's Day. I would wear all black and mope and complain about it being another consumer holiday. Until I met my Sweetest and life changed forever!! We met 6 years ago on a blind date. A mutual friend had given him my phone number and we briefly talked on the phone and set up a date. When he showed up at my house I wasn't sure what to expect and he wasn't exactly "my type." But, when I heard him talk, I thought there was something about his voice that I found very attractive and it caught my attention! We had a wonderful date. We went out for dinner and then sat and talked for hours! By the end of the evening I knew I had found someone special!
We were engaged 5 months later and then married the following year on a cold, but beautiful November day. Three years later we had our precious boys!
When I was a teenager I had a "list." The List was all of the qualities I was looking for in a husband. And my Sweetest by far surpasses my expectations and dreams! He is a teacher, an artist, a film maker, a guitar player, a singer, and the best egg sandwhich maker EVER!
Over and over I am reminded of what a wonderful person I found! He is my best friend. We still talk and laugh for hours. He listens to all my stories and share my joys and sorrows with me. He always gives me an honest and realistic point of view while still supporting me and my dreams. He always plans special surprises for me too. When we were dating we would go to Broadway shows and he would get front row seats! And even being married and on a tighter budget he still plans special day trips to Mystic Seaport or other fun places! He always gets me the perfect gifts and knows exactly what I will love without me having to even tell him. We always joke that we are "psychicly" connected because we will call each other at the same time and funny little things like that.
My Sweetest supported me (emotionally and financially) when I decided to go back to school to pursue my Master's Degree. And again when I left my job of 8 years. And he was there with me in the happiest moments of graduating and getting my teaching certificate. And with me during the darkest days of our struggles with infertility and miscarriages.
When I was picturing who I would spend my life with I knew that person would have to want children and be an amazing father. Well, our son has been named since our first date!! We had talked that night about children and he told me he wanted to have a son named, Vincenzo.
My Sweetest is so great with the kids. He loves them so much and they know it. He works two jobs so I can stay home to raise the boys. Being a mom and being home with my babies was a dream of mine since I was very young. It was something I wasn't willing to compromise on and my Hubby understands and supports that in every way. He gets up at 5 am for work and returns each night to help with dinner, baths and bedtime routine and never complains that he is tired or doesn't want to. He gets up with them on weekend mornings so I can sleep in which is LOVELY!!! The boys know they can go to him as well as me for any needs they have.
I know that I am loved and spoiled!! And I know that I love my Sweetest so much even though I don't always say it or show it. He bears the weight of my moods and my temper often. And his love and devotion may often seem unappreciated. But, it's not. I know what a treasure I have found and I love each and every quality about him. I wouldn't want to spend my life with anyone else. I look forward to growing old together, "the best is yet to be."