Friday, July 29, 2011

Love

It's about time I dedicated a post to my best friend, other half, and love of my life, Steven.




We met at the copier at work. 

Steve was flying in to IA from PA every week consulting for the company where I worked.  After a few weeks of admiring him from afar I got up the nerve (thanks to my sister) to go talk to him....at the copier.

Long story short, we dated for a few months, his consulting job in IA ended and he was going to have to return to PA long term.  We were disappointed and we talked a lot about what we should do.  Steve being the free spirit that he is, said he would move to IL to be with me and find a job here.  I won't lie, I was scared, but I took a leap of faith and agreed.



It was bumpy at first, a few arguments and threats to break up, but we learned quickly that we had something special that was worth fighting for.  I'm so glad we stuck it out.

We got engaged and got married, everything was going how we dreamed it would...

Until we lost our first pregnancy, and our second.  During those dark times, Steve helped me love myself even when I thought it was impossible.  He was so strong and I will never forget how he took care of me.  I know he was sad, scared, and probably angry but he never put his own needs before mine and he never thought of himself before he thought of me.



I've learned so much from Steve.  How to communicate better, how to let things go, and how to really love someone.  I'm a better person because of him and I don't know what I would do without him. I am a big believer in "everything happens for a reason" and I know that is the case with Steve and I.


"Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength,
while loving someone deeply gives you courage." ~Lao Tzu

15 comments:

  1. I love that last picture! I am so glad you shared your love story!!!

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  2. Awh, this is a beautiful post. Love it!

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  3. What a great story - you are a lucky lady (I am sure you know that) - have a great weekend!

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  4. Such a good post. I love your last picture of you guys!

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  5. What a sweet story! Sometimes things are just "meant to be!"

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  6. Love your post, especially that you met over a copier. That photo of your two at the end is just perfect!

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  7. that last paragraph could have been written by me :) so glad you found that same wonderful love :)

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  8. So amazing... I seriously got teary! :) You two are an amazing couple!!!

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  9. What a sweet story. I love that you guys met at the office copier.

    You're so adorable together. =)

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  10. Awwwww, very romantic! Well, except for the copier, that is just hilarious!

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  11. beautiful beautiful!! you two are so lucky to have each other and are truly some of the best people I know! Your love and admiration for each other is evident from the moment we met you. So happy that you to are headed towards adding one more to such an amazing pair :)

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  12. What an amazing story! You guys are perfect for each other!

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  13. Love at the copier, it worked:] I think you are a perfect match and will be amazing parents. How sweet!

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