What is Love? For Real This Time

Love is a concept that we are introduced to at a very young age. It is a very familiar term used to express affection for something. You can love a lot of things in this country; Taco Bell, A Significant Other, or the new Greta Van Fleet album. In fact the word is tossed around so often that it seems like it is starting to lose it’s meaning, and with tomorrow/today being Valentine’s Day I’d like to share a little something about my Valentine. My Wonderful Fiancé Christine.

Christine and I began dating in the late summer of 2013. We met at a bar for a mutual friends birthday (Sup Rudy) and from the moment we met i knew there was something special about her. Maybe it was how sunburnt she was the first time we met, or maybe it was the fact that we exclusively talked via SnapChat for a week before i had the grapes to ask her for her number. I’m not going to sugar coat it, i had a creepily huge crush on her. Like Joe from the show You Creepy (totally kidding). So you can imagine how crushed i must have been when I asked her to become official with me and she told me “NO.” If you know me, which I’m sure a great majority of the people reading this do. You know that i have made a lot of mistakes in my life, but let me tell you…Not letting her get away that easy is not one of them. I stuck with it, put on the charm, and BAM! Here we are.

Christine and myself have been through a lot together. The terrifying experience of buying our first house, the terrifying experience of raising a child, the terrifying experience of being Chicago Bears fans during the Marc Trestman/Phil Emery era. But out of all the years we have been together one thing has remained constant. Having Christine in my life has made me a better person.

Even when I’m at my lowest point. Which is where i have been a lot lately. She is always the first person to Pick me up, wipe away my tears, and tell me that everything is going to be ok, and for that i am forever great full. It is for that reason that i fall deeper and deeper in love with her as the days go by. I can’t imagine being engaged to me is very fun, but Christine is a 1st Ballot Hall of Famer at it and she deserves the recognition.

This Valentines Day i wanted to do something different and I wanted you to get to know the Girl who Puts the Color inside of my world.

Feel free to share any stories of the person that makes you feel like a superhero.

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