And just in case you might be wondering why i am marrying this young gentlemen,
and introduction to mr. champlin- the boy i'm going to marry and/or-
a brief explanation of some of the reasons i want to be with him everywhere:
#1 Crazy Smart: I have yet to ever bring up a topic that he doesn't know something interesting about.
(early in our courtship i thought i would stump him with
poets or books or theatre references- but not this kid. And when I called him excited from El Salvador after going to a zoo (for the first time in my life), i exclaimed, "elephants have eye lashes!" but he already knew, and told me a lot more about elephants. This is how lots of conversations roll.
#3. He is consistently doing things that crack me up.
And let's be real- funny does for me what Angelina Jolie does for most guys.
#4 When he cracks up he gets these really adorable lines in his cheeks (which have a beard on them-which i love) and around his eyes (which are blue-which i love), and his head bobs. its seriously awesome.
#5 He's into lots things which are awesome
(nightmare jokes, incaseyoudon'tknow, are what he tells me when i wake up/call him in the middle of the night from a bad nightmare.. my favorite 3:00am nightmare joke involved Tom Cruise-you'll have to get him to tell it).
he cares about the world. he wants to make it better.
he delivers flowers.
#Lastly (and this is by no means a comprehensive list) he is patient.
after two and a half years of on again-off again- up and down/all over the place dating, i nearly smashed both of our hearts to bits
(and i am positive i smashed some feelings of other innocent kind people as well, and to you people-- i don't know how to say i am sorry. you are not required to ever forgive me although i would really like that)
BUT he was patient, and kind and has always assured me that he would never give up on me.
I realize to some- this engagement may have seem to have come on fast and to those
"when you realize you want to spend the rest of your life with someone,