Friday, February 20, 2015

He's My Lobster

I always wanted to believe that there was someone out there for me, or that I'd find love/happiness/the crap that you see in movies. I've been photographing couples, weddings, families, etc. in my spare time for the past couple years and I've seen so many wonderful couples stand in front of my camera and I could see the love, I could feel the love - it was beautiful. But over the past 5 years I came to the conclusion that that kind of love wasn't for me.

But all of that changed one year ago - a wonderful man came into my life unexpectedly... and so ended my single life. In the past year I've experienced some amazing moments - I laughed, I cried, I stepped out of my comfort zone, I grew as a person, I opened up my soul to this man, and I fell in love. I found my lobster.

That bow tie was an inside joke between Justin and I before we met up for our first date, and Justin brought it along with him. That picture on the left is a picture that I took of Justin on our first date, and the picture on the right is the selfie that I took for him the next day to show him that I was happily sporting said bow tie.


I'm going to take a minute to get super mushy, now is the time to scroll to a few pictures at the bottom if you don't want to read it:


You came into my life at the most perfect time. I knew I never needed a man, but I also started to believe I never wanted one either - you changed that. From the moment you sent me that first message, it was different. I blew you off (or so you thought) with my first few messages - but once we texted back and forth a dozen times, I knew I wanted to meet you. Our first date was the best first date of my life, and every time I think about it - it puts a smile on my face. 

This past year has flown by so quickly. It's weird - I feel like our first date was just yesterday, yet I feel like we've known each other all of our lives. I'm pretty sure you know me better than anyone else in this world, and I'm grateful that you allow me to be my true and honest self with you. You have seen me at my best, and you have seen me at my worst - and you still haven't gone running for the hills.. so I guess you're a keeper.

You know how to cheer me up after a bad day, you push me to work harder and be a better person, and you respect me and show me love. You're polite and caring, and you listen to my boring stories and lame jokes - even if you don't care about them. You tell me you love me every single day, and you make sure you tell me I'm beautiful at every possible moment - oh, how I'll never get tired of hearing those words come out of your mouth.

I love how you will sing Frank Sinatra to me as you force me to dance with me around our kitchen and living room and twirl me around and around - because you know it instantly puts a smile on my face. I love how you get me a glass of water every single night before bed, without me even having to say a word - because you know I'll get thirsty. I love how you'll write little messages on the mirror when I'm in the shower - because you know when I step out of the shower, it'll make me happy.

I love you more than I could possibly ever put into words - but, of course, you already know that. I look forward to all of the adventures that we're going to take together, and I can't wait to celebrate a lot more anniversaries with you - just like this one. 
Happy anniversary, bebee. 

If you're not a fan of the show Friends (what is wrong with you?) then you may not understand my post title, or the whole point to this post... but essentially, Justin is my lobster. Watch the clip to understand what I'm talking about.


The Life You Love said...

I love you two. I was at the same point when I met Paul, and it's an amazing feeling to look back and know that I was so wrong when I thought that I would never find or want something like I have now.

Jay T said...

I just threw up in my mouth a little bit.

JK. I'm so happy for you!

allieology said...

FAITH! Happy Anniversary to you and Justin! I am so happy that you finally found the man of your dreams! I still remember just how happy you were when y'all first me and I'm glad you have each other! I love you and this only made me throw up a little bit (jk, I teared up, but don't tell anyone) LOVE YOU ALL THE ZEDS <3

Kristie's Blue Jeans said...

Awww so mushy. Yay for a year of cute love stuff together!

Becca @ Becoming Adorrable said...

Sniff. Y'all are so perfect.

Pistol Pete said...

awwwwwwww .... no throwing up ..... just loved reading this. So happy for you Darl ... and just as happy for the lobster. I'd make a joke here about garlic butter but someone might think I just crossed a line into disturbingly-freaky, so I won't. Love you.

Diana Cloudlet said...

I’m in love with your blog! It was so interesting to read your posts and also I’d like to say that you have beautiful photos!

p.s. new post - how I met Victoria Beckham

Diana Cloudlet

shannon said...

boo, you whore.

i'm all sniffly at my desk from the tears i tried to not shed over the cuteness.

Lindsay Hess said...

Awwww this was gag-worthy romantic. Just kidding it's perfect and wonderful and I'm so happy for you two. :)

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