Hello my lovelies!
I must warn you I am in a very sentimental mood today!! hehe Also, reading further may induce vomiting, but you've been warned!
Anywho, I was just reflecting today on how lucky I am. The last year(I'm guessing its my birthday being tomorrow that has me reflecting) has been seriously life changing and crazy, in a good way! The most amazing part of it has been Nick Valentino, he has shown me that you can find someone that loves you for you, someone that doesn't want to change you, but embraces you as a person. He has been endlessly amazing and supportive of me in every aspect of my life, family, writing, our relationship, etc.
I've spent most of my life trying to change myself to fit the situation, never being able to be liked or loved for who I am. I thought that a happy relationship was a myth and you had to make do with whatever was the best you could find. I'm not blaming past relationships, I'm blaming myself for not having the guts to just be me. When I finally got the courage to stop living a false life and just be me I thought it would be eternally me against the world since I wasn't willing to compromise any more.
Then by chance, coincidence, whatever you want to call it I met Nick. We couldn't have been a worse match, by circumstances, we lived on opposite ends of the country, I had 3 kids, etc, etc, etc. Yet, through all those odds we have carried on and we have the most amazing, strong, loving, passionate relationship. It's more then I could have ever hoped or dreamed for.
So my point behind this post...I actually have two reasons for it. Number one-please don't ever sell yourself short, we all want to be in a relationship and to be loved, but it isn't worth compromising to the point you lose yourself to have it. You can find someone that you can just be you with, that is filled with all the excitement and passion you deserve.
And my second reason is to say...Babe, I love you so much and thank you for being the wonderful, amazing man that you are and I'm honored and excited to spend the rest of my life with you.