Wednesday, November 30, 2011

because

Because... the first time I met Benni (on set), he didn't talk to me for the first four hours (he told me later he was intimidated),

Because... we were both with other people romantically when we met so we struck up a very natural friendship while our relationships ran their course,

Because... after we got out of those relationships we waited a while so that we didn't make each other the rebounds,


Because... he makes me laugh harder and smile more than any man I've ever been with,

Because... I am a better person because of being with him,

Because... he kicks my ass at Scrabble and chess but he lets me kick his ass when it comes to grammar and vocabulary and Shakespeare quotes,


Because... his eyes are the brightest blue I have possibly ever seen,

Because... he's a better cook than I am, so he cooks four out of five meals (hey, I do the dishes!),

Because... he has faced unspeakable tragedy in his life, losing two family members before he reached the age of 25, and he still has the most open, non-cynical heart I know,


Because... he is the sweetest, kindest, most thoughtful guy I know, but doesn't take crap from a lot of people,

Because... he is patient and understanding with me, but doesn't hesitate to kick my butt if I need a verbal butt-kicking,

Because... he loves long walks in the evenings as much as I do, loves hiking as much as I do, loves hot chocolate as much as I do, and loves small, furry animals as much as I do,


Because... he looks at me like I'm the most beautiful girl on earth (this is even at 8 am when I'm in PJ's three sizes too big and my hair looks like it came from a Lady Gaga video)

Because... he forces me to put my b.s. aside, shoot my ego and ask questions later, and be an adult and have adult conversations,

Because... he wears his heart on his sleeve (literally, he has a freckle that's the shape of a heart on his arm),


Because of all these things, and a few thousand more...



When Benni got down on one knee and asked me to marry him on Thanksgiving, in front of my family, I said yes.



yes yes yes yes yes.

34 comments:

Ren- Lady Of The Arts said...

woot woot! SO HAPPY FOR THE TWO OF YOU!!

Phoenix said...

Lol THANK YOU!!!

Indigo said...

Absolutely freaking perfect on every level! You two are the description of love not found in a dictionary, but found in the depths of hearts and souls.

I couldn't be happier for you sweet friend! (Hugs)Indigo

krista said...

he liked it so he put a ring on it. (i couldn't help myself.) i hope this doesn't mean we aren't going to see each other until we're old and married.
congratulations! i like seeing you smile so much.
xoxo

rosaria said...

So, so happy for you!

Lira said...

I knew about the proposal date almost two months ago. I saw the ring before you did. And still, still, I cry reading this, as if it's the first time I heard the news.

Congratulations, my love. You two deserve each other and all the light and love and happiness and laughs.

Elisabeth said...

Congratulations, Tracy. That's wonderful news. You make such a well suited couple. And your declarations of love and attraction here are enough to make a heart soar. Isn't that what love's all about?

Marion said...

Tracy, I'm so fucking OVERJOYED for you & Benni! To love and be loved makes life worth living. Congratulations, sweet lady. You deserve the very best life has to offer.

Love & Hugs,
Marion

"You know you're in love when you don't want to fall asleep because reality is finally better than your dreams." ~Dr. Seuss

Bathwater said...

You deserve this, I am glad you found that someone to make you happy. Congratulations!

Anthony Duce said...

Congratulations… Now we need to hear all the because(s) he has for you…

Tricia J. O'Brien said...

That is the best love story ever. And I adore all the pictures. Congratulations to two people who deserve to find such love or so I truly believe just reading this. :D

Alesa Warcan said...

: D
Congratulations!Omedeto!
May your time together be marked by happiness and joy.

jonas wunderman said...

awwwwww


:)

Barbara said...

Congratulations!!!! I am thrilled for you and for all the reasons you listed!!

Joker_SATX said...

This Joker and all here at the Asylum congratulate both of you on your win! May you share a long a fruitful life together....

Miss Sweet Tea said...

Woo hoo! Congratulations, sweet friend! I wish you & Benni a lifetime of happiness!

Gene Pool Diva said...

Yes. Yes. Yes.

Jo said...

Tracy, I am so happy for you!!! And all of your becauses were absolutely perfect!!
xox

drollgirl said...

i am so happy for you! and this post made tears well up in my eyes -- IN A GOOD WAY! hugs to you and your man! you guys are awesome!

JJ said...

From a happily married guy - Those are all the right reasons! Best wishes!

Ed Pilolla said...

congratulations!
very, very happy for both of you:)
wonderful images.

Two Tigers said...

Wow, what good news! You two sound and look perfect for each other. It is just so damn heartwarming to hear about a happy ending nowadays, truly restores my embattled faith that good things do indeed still happen to good people like you! You deserve every bit of happiness you get, me dear. And yes, I too am a sucker for blue-eyed boys! Best of luck!

Snowbrush said...

I like the second picture from the bottom best, but then they're all pretty darn cute.

Red Shoes said...

I apologize for being SO late to the party!!

YAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

What fantastic news!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

~shoes~

Okie said...

Awww...how totally sweet. Congratulations! You're a very cute couple. Keep up the love. :)

Lori ann said...

oMG OMG!!

oh tracy, this is the best news i'v heard in ages. SO SO happy for you. both. mr. and mrs.
omg, sigh.
congratulations honey. xxx

Dave said...

SWEET!!! Congrats to you both!

Dionne said...

I am sooo happy for you, hun! Hooray! Love and hugs to you!

The Kid In The Front Row said...

This is beautiful. I am monumentally happy for you. And for him.

I can often be a cynical idiot, but the two of you sound a bit magical :D

Ed Pilolla said...

merry christmas:)

Darcy said...

oh my gosh I am all alone at the computer with tears of joy in the eyes for you and your man! like giggling seriously so happy for you! COngrats congrats congrats!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! you deserve every happy thing EVER!!!!

Robin said...

I was so thrilled to get your comment that I knew I had to stop in and see what is going on in your world. Wow! You are getting married!!!! I am beyond happy for you for all of the reasons you listed and more. You have posted many times about Benni and I know how he fills your heart. This is truly wonderful... congratulations to you both!

akka b. said...

ah! P E R F E C T!! xo

Cocaine Princess said...

What a darling & lovely post! Congratulations.

{P.S. I came across your blog via Red Shoes}

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