As the date of our wedding approaches, I find myself reminiscing about how I was lucky enough to meet this crazy wonderful man that I am going to marry.
The Story of How we met
After finding myself 40 something and suddenly single (that’s a very long story that I may write a book about someday) I was thrown into the world of dating and I was VERY out of practice. Not exactly sure what to do first, I had some hilarious dating misadventures with my wonderful friend Susan. We braved single bars and even an ill-fated attempt at speed dating (and yes it was as awful as you think it would be). Susan and I both agreed to try an online dating web site.
I had realistic expectations, I knew I would fail at least a few times before I found someone that I wanted to be with. I dated a few different men, but nothing really clicked. I was actually getting discouraged and considering just giving up for a while, when I decided to try one more time – and I am so glad I did. I went online and got a message from a nice sounding guy – so I gave him my phone number & he called right away. That first time we talked I immediately knew he was special. We talked for almost 3 hours – and I never laughed so hard in my whole life. He is smart, he is funny & he has such a fantastic attitude and love of life. When we finally met in person, I felt so comfortable and at ease with him, and I had such a great time. Peter has a way of making everything fun. Even a day of housework is an adventure with Peter.After 5 years together, I am still amazed at how much fun we have all the time. Peter has a joie de vive that is unlike anyone I have ever met. His enthusiasm is absolutely infectious. I am now officially a Green Bay Packer fan, because I really have no other choice. We watch every new Marvel movie that comes out – usually on the very first weekend (and sometimes at the midnight premier). Both of my daughters love him too. It’s hard not to love Peter.
Life with Peter is not perfect - no one is prefect. Some days with Peter can be interesting, he is extremely ADD so he is constantly losing his keys/wallet/phone/glasses etc. Despite this, we manage to get along just fine, even if I do have to pick up after him sometimes. Peter has a larger than life personality - he is loud and joyous and even if something does go wrong, he always keeps a good attitude.
My life with Peter has been incredible, he is so kind and sweet and loving, and he listens to me, actually understanding my concerns. He is supportive of me (he is the one who keeps encouraging me to write). He is patient with me - and even when I lose my temper and yell, he just laughs and says "you're so cute when you're mad". He lets me know that I am the most important person in his life and I feel truly grateful to have found such a special man.