Wednesday, February 11, 2009
One of the many reasons I love him
I'm partaking in the S.W.A.K Challenge. This won't be the last post you read pertaining to this so just prepare yourself. And also, go read other's stories of their love for their spouses.
June 9, 2001 was a day that I will always remember.
Kent and I were dating at the time and he was supposed to come over to my house to watch a movie and eat some pizza. I had just gotten out of the shower and threw on a shirt and some shorts, barely fixed my hair and that was that. My daddy walked by and said, "You're wearing THAT?" I thought it strange for my daddy to comment on my attire especially since I was just staying home. But quickly lost thought of it. Kent came over and he was dressed in khakis and a polo shirt and I was like, "huh?". Still didn't think much of it. We put the movie in and the previews started. I got up and was piddling around while the previews were on and just wasting time. Little did I know my daddy and Kent were exchanging eye looks of panic. My cat had just had a litter of kittens a week or so before so I was out checking on them and telling Kent to come look at them. He kept blowing me off and telling me to come back and sit down so we could watch the movie. A bit aggravated I sat back down and was watching the previews. Then finally the screen popped up and it said, "Now for your featured presentation". Instead of going to the movie I see brown shoes and hear Kent's voice. He is reading a poem that he wrote to me a year or so before about being committed to me and how love isn't a feeling it's a choice to be committed. The whole time he is reading it the camera is slowing moving from his feet to his head. When it finally got to his head he says, "And now Emily I want to make that commitment to you." I look over at Kent and he is on one knee with an engagement ring in his hand. He asks me to marry him. I ask him if he is kidding and he says no and then repeats the question, "Will you marry me?" I, of course, said yes and the wedding plans began.
The reason I wanted to share that story was to honor Kent for his commitment to our lives together from the very start. He went through a lot of trouble to think of something original and to plan it all out. He and my daddy really put time into making that video. He didn't have to go through all of that. He could have taken me out to dinner and did it there, but he wanted it to be special for me. He wanted it to reflect how much he loved me. I can't tell you how many times I think back on that day. It proves to me time and time again that I married a really wonderful man. He loves me unconditionally. I couldn't ask for a better partner to share this journey of life with.
So, thank you Kent for who you are. You are a wonderful husband and friend. I love you and I hope that these words can express to you, if only in a small way, how much you mean to me and how much I love you.