So here we are again, rounding the corner of another year together. This summer makes three years of learning, growing and discovering more about our relationship. Do you remember last year when I told you the story of how Evan and I met? Well this year I'll try something a little different... I'll give you some insight into why I love this man.
There are certain qualities that I really value in a person, some are the common things like traits of humility, God-loving & -fearing, faithful and family oriented, protective and selfless. Then I admire others like: ability to fix things, create things and the love of working outdoors. I recall when I met Evan that I admired him for all these things - particularly his common sense and plethora of knowledge. He is intelligent in more than just science and book-smarts. Evan has worldly experience, he knows the ins and outs of the workings of people and society - things I tend to be absentminded about.
We strike a good balance, he and I, in more ways than just cooking and baking. I know God brought us together and has plans for our teamwork. We have dreams, nonetheless, but I feel as though God shapes those dreams by putting you in the right place, the right time and in the right company. There are no coincidences.
We have bumps and hick ups along the way, just like any couple. But another thing I love about Evan is his level head and calmness in times of stress and overwhelming hardships. We moved to another country together - still fresh in our relationship - and learned to live and work side by side. The most amazing thing about all this is the fact that I am still learning about Evan, I'm still learning his history, his abilities, his talents, his passions, his qualities. We aren't numb, we aren't frozen or complacent after three years of dating. We are still young, warm-hearted and open to finding new reasons why we love each other. It's exciting, it's fun, it's the way it should be.
This summer is jam-packed with research, friends visiting, short trips to the states and more research. We were hoping to take a quick trip to another Caribbean island, to just relax and explore a new part of our world here in the tropics. I want to be optimistic that this could still happen, but as our schedules fill up and our months get shorter - the promise of some well-deserved time alone for R&R seems to be slipping away. Nonetheless, we foresee a weekend trip to San Juan to celebrate at our favorite restaurant tradition for momentous occasions, Texas de Brazil.
Honestly, it's the small things and moments in life that really make the greatest impact. It's the morning breakfast I find waiting when I emerge from slumber, it's the smile I see on Evan's face when he brings back fish he caught for dinner, it's the look in his eyes when he says "I love you" and its the time spent together on the beach, watching the sun draw another day to a close.
Thanks for letting me share a little bit more about us :)