I don't post things here, in fact I rarely comment. It's nothing personal, just not my bag.
I have really wanted to do an ode to Emily for her birthday, which has been fun (kind of)
I love Emily. I love Emily!!!
When we first started to work together I always thought her name was Sue, and I thought she was snooty and stuck up...but she was just dead sexy (is that ok to say here?)
I really loved her smile, and her eyes, come to think of it I just loved her whole face, it was refreshing.
After working together for some time I realized that she wasn't too stuck up. She had a sense of humor that cracked me up. We watched a show of some people getting hit by cars, not a really funny scene unless you watched it with Em, then it was a riot...just flipping feet over heads.
I'm pretty shy, and though I really liked Em it took me a long time to ask her out-and then it wasn't like a real date, it was out for a drink. (a stiff coke at V.I.)
Emily and I are pretty different. She likes different music, she likes movies, she likes reading and stuff that makes people smart like artwork and junk. I like good music, not so much with movies, I only read church books as lame as that sounds, and I like things that make people dumb like sports...
Emily has this infectious way about the things that she likes, she makes you feel like her smart people stuff is neat and that you should get to know it. I discovered over the course of us dating that some of her tastes are tasty to me too.
I still marvel and learn so much from her and her passions.
Married life has been a blast with Emily. Rarely do we find dull moments, and our conversations are rich and fulfilling. She has to be some kind of woman to put up with me. I'm pretty stubborn and thoughtless, and she is just good.
I love my 2 daughters. They both have so much Emily in them. I love to watch Emily with them. I come from a home with a crazy mother, and a less than stable environment, so I get taken back to see what a good mother my wife is. Em is the most tender and compassionate selfless person I have ever know or heard rumor of. She has the ability to love people that few people possess.
I remember when she moved to NY and I went to visit I had great expectations of all the time we'd spend together...One day I was wondering what we were going to do together, and I was informed that I could do what ever I wanted, but that she was going to go give service at a homeless shelter/soup kitchen called 'loaves and fishes'. I cannot tell you how that touched my life, I think about it often still- you have a young, beautiful girl who is in NY on some (to me) pseudo extended vacation, who took the time and felt the inner calling to serve at some christian outreach place.
I love Emily. I Love Emily!!!!
Em, you are the best thing that has happened to me, and that continues to happen to me. Thank you for loving me, thank you for being such a good mother. And thank you for being you.