Happy Nine Months! It’s hard to believe nine months have passed since you asked me to be your girlfriend on September 1, 2011. These have been the happiest months of my life, and you have shown me in so many ways that I am truly blessed to have you in my life. You’ve treated me better than I could have ever thought possible, and you’ve proved me wrong so many times when my heart was afraid to trust.
I love having adventures with you. You make the simplest things of life amazing, whether it be pumping gas at the gas station, having a spontaneous mini $5 date at Walmart, hunting for spiders, looking at the stars, going for a random walk, watching our favorite TV show together, going shopping, playing games on our phones, listening to music, having lunch, watching football—everything. Without me even telling you, you figured out how much I love discovering new things, and somehow keep taking me to places I’ve never been, finding new things for me to try. I can’t wait to spend more time with you learning about the world. I love dreaming with you about everything we are going to do together.
As much as I love that you have so many new things to teach me, I love that you and I have so many things in common. We truly are “better together.” I’ve finally found someone who loves New England sports teams as much as I do. Haha. :) I love making crafts with you. I love going on roadtrips with you, taking pictures with you, making videos with you, hanging out with other friends with you, laughing at silly things with you, cooking and eating with you. I love seeing you with your family, and I love seeing you with my family (I just love our families!). I love making music with you and using our gifts to serve the Lord. I love having worship together with you and talking about what we have learned. I love how you have used your leadership skills to help us get involved in a new church plant. I love enjoying nature with you.
Erick, you are a dream come true. I know we have arguments now and then, but I appreciate how we deal with them and learn from them. You inspire me and make me want to work hard for our future and for our love. You make me want to become a better person. I love you more than words can say. Thank you for your love, your patience, your commitment to me, and your heart. I could go on and on about everything I love about you and all the memories we’ve shared, but I guess I just have to say… Thank you for being you.