Two years ago, this goofy beardless guy with poofy hair took me a on date to Cooper Creek.I was so nervous he was going to awkwardly lay down his jacket into puddles and be a cartoon character like he usually was the last year and half I knew him. But, he asked me all the right questions, made me laugh & feel comfortable the whole time. On the way to the resteraunt he immediately linked arms with me, and I realized how tall he was as my elbow had to be pointed up to reach. The previous year, I saw Judge as a big kid always trying to make people laugh. That night, I saw the tender-hearted protective man whom I grew to love. I saw the softer shy part of his heart & was hooked forever. That night we watched It’s a A Wonderful Life and he played with the hairtie on my wrist like he’d been holding me forever. And after a very long pause he got the nerve to kiss me goonight. He was so flustered after the kiss, he had to return twice to get his wallet & his keys.
For two years he has prayed with me, let me abuse him in countlesss ways & put up with my general impatience & insanity. He’s built my three closets (after the weight of my clothes broke the 1st), filled my gas tank when I’ve run out twice, moved my furniture 100s of times, delivered 14 puppies and let me chase down my dreams in the big city and on the Jersey shore.
Our relationship has crossed oceans, times zones, cultures and worst of all, backed-up traffic on 85. But two years later, he still forgets his keys & wallet after he kisses me everynight.
I miss him tonight in Atlanta, but believe that good things really do come to those who wait!
Happy Anni, Judge. Heres to 2! Loving you really is so much fun