It seems we spend much of our younger years searching for “the one”. Each person we date seems to be better than the last. Looking back I can take certain things I liked and disliked about the people I have dated. I can take all those great qualities and wrap them up into one man…my Kevin. He makes me laugh, takes care of my when I am sick, and believes in me. Often times I will be sitting on the couch and he will be at his desk. I will be thinking aloud, “umm, I think I need…” and a few days later that item just shows up. I don’t say these things out loud simply to get them, and usually by the end of the day I have forgotten even saying something.
Kevin does things that he knows will make me happy, expecting nothing in return except my happiness and a big smile. I have never been in such a self-less relationship with anyone. Normally, I am the one who does all the sweet, thoughtful things. I am a nurturer and care taker by nature, so giving unconditionally has always been my downfall. I give and give, with nothing in return, until one day I burn out and have nothing left to give. With Kevin, I have never felt like that. I give and he gives and there is no burnout, there is only complete and total contentment.
I have searched my whole life for something like this, never realizing how great it really could be. This past week Kevin outdid himself. I was pretty sick for a number of days, barely able to pull myself off the couch. Kevin made two trips to the store to make sure I had things in the house like soup, crackers, juice, fruit cups, and juice; the “sick food” I like to have around. He made me soup and waited on me. He even loaded, ran, and unloaded the dishwasher. He later confessed the he “never realized how spoiled he is now.” No one has ever taken such good care of me when I am sick, except of course my mommy.
It is a nice change to be with someone I know without a shadow of a doubt loves me, and loves me for me. I never have to question or worry about how he feels, I can see it in his actions and in his eyes. I have someone who believes in my no matter what and is right behind me, supporting every choice I make. If I told him I wanted to run for presidency, Kevin wouldn’t laugh. He would say, “Okay, what do we do first?” It is this man that I have always dreamed about since I was a little girl; well as soon as I realized me and Ralph Macchio weren’t going to work out.