Four years ago, I was tipsy and my heart was hurting a little bit. To help with this problem, I was drinking a large amount of jello shots at a party. I was on my way to get another in the garage refrigerator when I saw him. This cute dude, with his dog who had two different colored eyes. One brown and one blue. I kind of couldn’t stop looking at him. And that dog. Eventually I made my way up to him, thankful for the jello-shot induced courage. We talked. We laughed. We juiced a cantaloupe. I told him I could spell anything when intoxicated. We kissed. He asked me on a date. I still occasionally check my old MySpace messages and come across his first ever message to me, sent the day after we met. “What’s up, spelling bee?” I think it’s safe to say, reading and giggling over that message four years ago, I never would have imagined being where I am today. Sitting in our house, glancing at our wedding picture and biting my nails as I try to find just the right words to type up. It’s also safe to say that words, usually my specialty, don’t always come easily for what I’ve found in Robby. He’s just…so good. I was talking to my best friend last night about how lately, I’ve been very grudgingly losing my naivety. I say grudgingly because I’ve always wanted to believe that philandering and lying and selfishness and hatred was the minority in relationships. It’s come to my attention lately that this is more of the norm. Fidelity and honesty and kindness and making a commitment and a choice to love someone through the tough shit–Those qualities are the exception. In Robby, I’ve found an exception. (Cue that cheesy Paramore song) Four years ago today, I juiced a cantaloupe with a dude who has since proven himself to be a patient friend, a caring lover, an honest husband and the best lifelong companion I could have ever asked for. If there was one complaint, it’d be that crazy brown-blue eyed dog who sometimes enjoys howling near my face at odd hours of the night. But, to her benefit, she’s proven to be a faithful companion as well.