The answer: A Love Story
I have been through a lot of things in my life and I have been to a lot of places. I have experienced high, highs, and low, lows. I have met and dined with politicians, pop stars, and homeless people. I’ve been professionally, academically, and personally successful far beyond my expectations as a child. I’ve also been sick, dependent, and traditionally unsuccessful as well.
I have done modeling (local, but still some paid work), I’ve also been so sick that I’ve had to use a walker and a wheelchair. I have amazing friends that I love like they are my family and I have lost touch with friends and family that I think about and miss every day. I have two beautiful children that I still can’t believe God blessed me with and one angel baby that will always be with me in my heart.
I have BIG professional life goals. I’m fairly confident in my ability to reach those goals. My confidence comes from two things, first, my faith in God and second, the unconditional love and support I get from my husband, Brian. I knew when I fell in love with Brian, I had “a good man.” He was cute, smart, funny, witty, and just everything that I was looking for in a mate. But what I realize now, is that all those descriptors are surface and they don’t do him or his amazing love, justice.
What I have with Brian is pure love. I am blessed to have someone who SHOWS me how much he loves every day. Someone who is my best friend, my love, my partner, my support system, my goofy buddy, my encourager, my rock, he is, basically, my everything. Because of his love, I feel invincible! I now understand what unconditional, healthy love looks like; it looks like my husband. I have experienced the power of love to heal, to inspire, to help you grow. Because that is what Brian has done for me, he has contextualized my entire life and made everything that I have been through, good and bad, make sense. Because it all led me to him.
One of my favorite ice-breaker questions is, “If your life were a movie genre, what would yours be and why?” Without a doubt, I can definitively answer that my life movie genre is a Love Story; because Brian’s love is the arc that completes my life story.
Thank you for bringing me more joy than I ever thought possible. I look forward to our forever.