Meeting Stacey has been transformational. She has broadened my way of thinking in so many areas – spiritually, emotionally, and physically – and challenged me to be open to change and new things. Sparks flew the first time I saw her, and then that developed into something much deeper – a mutual bond of love, passion, respect and support.
I’ll never forget the night of August 29th. This was my first official date with Stacey, and I was extremely nervous but excited at the prospect of spending time with her.
When I walked out onto the deck of the Tiger Pub to meet, she literally glowed with life and natural beauty. That night we listened to music, talked and enjoyed our drinks together. I was amazed at how happy she made me feel; at how happy we were together. Since that night we’ve been inseparable, and our happiness and love continues to grow.
I am unusually calm about our upcoming wedding on March 5, 2010. I hope it all doesn’t hit me at once on the beach and turn me into a nervous wreck. I think that part of my calmness is a confidence in Stacey and my belief that she is the perfect woman for me.
In the near future, I’m looking forward to the quiet times after the wedding when we can enjoy just being husband and wife. We’ll have a home to take care of, and of course our three boys – Andrew, Matthew and Bryan.
We have places we’d like to travel to, things we’d like to do in the area, and then there are those lazy, relaxing Sundays together enjoying Football (even if she isn't a Bears Fan) and NASCAR together.
We can talk about the long-term future, our common goals and dreams, and even possible retirement locations (sadly, no time soon). Some might think these thoughts are depressing, but thinking about growing old with Stacey fills me with joy.