I met Brian almost exactly a year and seven months ago (August 6, 2009). I can’t quite explain it, but the more I get to know him, the more I love him… even when I think it’s impossible to love him more.
Before I met Brian, if someone had told me that I would find someone who is everything I wanted – and more – I would not have believed it. And I certainly wouldn’t have thought that man would be 5 years younger than me (excuse me, 4 years, 8 months and 4 days younger).
Brian is unlike anyone I’ve ever met. He is self-assured without being arrogant. He is confident without being cocky.
He is one the hardest-working people I’ve ever met. The words “I can’t” are not part of his vernacular; if he wants something, he goes after it.
The last thing anyone could call Brian is phony. He is going to say what he’s thinking not because he believes he has all the answers, but because he’s just an honest guy… and yet, he always listens to me when I tell him maybe he can sugar-coat something a little more the next time. 🙂
If you were to meet Brian for the first time, chances are you’re not going to hear his life story. He is not an open book, especially to people he doesn’t know well.
He doesn’t seek attention. He’s not the life of the party. You won’t see him working a room.
And you know what? I love that about him.
He can come across as serious, I think, which is funny to me… because I know what he’s like when it’s just us.
I love that Brian shows me sides of himself that no one else gets to see. I love that he knows just what to say to make me laugh. I love that he is probably the only person on earth who can get me to smile when I’m in a funk.
And Brian is just so good to me. From the very beginning I’ve felt so loved by him, so protected, so safe.
He takes such good care of me, but he also makes sure that I can do things on my own. He believes in me, just like I believe in him.
I love that Brian puts a positive spin on the things I consider to be my flaws.
I love that he always says, “It’s just you and me, kid. That’s all that matters.”
I love that he says, “Sweet Dreams” to me every night before bed.
I just love Brian in a way I can’t quite put into words. And I feel so lucky to be loved by him.
Happy 26th Birthday, Brian! In case I haven’t made it clear: I love you!