- 7 years ago
- Wedding: August 2011
Bees, can you help me edit my vows? They’re too long right now…Thank you!! 🙂
I remember how it started. It was 2006, and I finally changed my Facebook status to “single,” and soon after, I got a message from you wanting to hang out. I was very surprised to get a message from the guy I knew alternatively as that smart guy who sat in the back of my Genetics class, laughing his head off at…something… and that rugby player who sunk his kayak in the lake. After that inauspicious beginning, we spent 2 hours talking on the phone and another 3 hours at a lunch at Friendly’s. It was amazing to me how easily we talked…as if we had been friends for a very long time. You were smart, politically savy, and funny. Now, you’re smart, politically savy, and…somewhat funny. 🙂
Before I met you, I didn’t listen to NPR, I didn’t know the joys of owning my own cat or eating Shake-n’-Bake chicken or what fun it would be to geocache in ridiculous weather conditions to find Tupperware containers in the woods. I also didn’t know what it would be like to be with someone as kind and as caring as you are to me.
Will, I love you because you’re genuinely friendly to everyone you meet, even those you don’t know like cashiers at Wegman’s. I admire your ability to stick to your guns and convince the car saleman to sell you that car for $3000 less than the sticker price and convince the customer service rep to give you that phone without the data plan even though it’s completely against company policy. You have such an impressive breadth and depth of knowledge on so many different areas; it is just astounding to me. I love you because of your kindness with your students, your intense devotion to your friends and for your family, and your wacky sense of humor that never fails to cheer me up.
And because I love you, I will always be ready with a hug, a kiss, or kind words when you are struggling. I will love you when it’s easy and when it’s hard, when you’re difficult and when I’m difficult. I will create with you a home that is full of good books, bad jokes, semi-decent food (if I am cooking,) memories of our latest adventures, and all the cuddles you could ever ask for.
Will, you are my closest ally, my sounding board, and my source of reason when I freak out over something silly. I am so excited to become your wife.