I needn't have worried. I had a great time. He was tall and handsome and so easy to talk to -- I talked so much that night, I gave myself a headache! Thankfully, I didn't give him one, too. Or, at least, if I did, he didn't let on that I did. It must not have been too awful, because he did ask me out again.
And a series of dates turned into something much more. I know it's sappy and schmoopie, but I warned folks awhile ago -- if you're going to read my stuff, you're just going to have to deal with it. I found the most amazing man and am so very lucky to have him in my life. I know just how rare that is. So I'm not going to be shy about expressing my gratitude for it.
He is so good to me. So very kind and thoughtful. So funny and silly. So smart and witty. So loving and patient. And have I mentioned he's handsome? He has two awesome daughters whom I've enjoyed getting to know, and with whom I genuinely love to spend time. He's wonderful to Riley. His family is lovely, and he's taken to mine without batting an eye. He has made my life much fuller and richer, and I'm a better person for knowing him.
So, Happy Anniversary to my beau! I am beyond thankful to have him in my life.