So I am doing something a little different tonight. I want you guys to meet my boyfriend Nicky. Crazy fact : Nicky has been the only person I have ever been even close to being in love with. So here is our crazy little story, enjoy!
So, i'll take you a few years back........The first time I ever laid eyes on him I knew one day that I would marry him. (And no, it wasn't because of his devishly handsome looks believe it or not). I had a little babysitting gig to fly to Baltimore to help watch the kids on the plane, and crazy enough my brother was playing in the Orioles minor leagues only like two hours away. So we worked it out to push my flight back home a week so I could finally go watch him play. Which by the way, he was living in the living room of an apartment with 5 other boys at the time. ( And if any of you guys know how baseball players live, then you know they all pack in apartments switching out roommates whenever someone moves up or down.) And guess who was his roommate at the time? My sweet Nicky. When he came over and introduced himself my heart dropped. I literally had the craziest feeling ever come over me, nothing I could even explain. He had these beautiful big green eyes and was wearing this black and purple tank top on with his big ole' biceps hanging out aaaaaand was blasting Nsync. Um hello.....any 90's pop princess like myself would have fallen head over heels at that exact moment. Did I mention he was a southern boy and a Christian as well? But here is where our story took a little turn......I found out he was engaged! I was so bummed and I felt guilty for even looking at him! We didn't talk apart from the occasional hi and bye and I just enjoyed spending time with my big bro.
Fast forward a year and he and my brother are playing together again in the next level up. I was casually dating some guy and from what my brother told me Nicky was still engaged. The two of them became super close and I ended up talking to him every so often when they were together. My brother wasn't too fond of the guy I was dating, and if any of you guys who have protective older brothers know, that doesn't go over very well. Even Nicky would ask me what the heck I was doing. (protective older brothers also = his protective friends) I guess in the meantime he and his fiancé were having problems and were ending their engagement. (He was only 20 at the time). My brother ended up getting released from baseball and was heading back home. I definitely thought I would never talk to Nicky again after that..... Buuutttttt since my brother had heard about his engagement ending, he had told him before he had left that if his relationship ended up not working out he would approve of him dating me. UMM WOAH. He has never ever ever approved of me dating anyone, so that was huge. I continued to hangout with the guy I was seeing for a couple more weeks and Nicky was figuring things out in his life. We had kept in touch a little bit as friends but then we eventually started to talk all day everyday for like two weeks. We spent all night talking on the phone and learning about each other and the crazy thing was that I knew that I loved him. Supposedly he had felt the same way about me because he had told me he loved me before he had ever hung out with me. He had asked me to go visit him and of course I said yes. From that moment that sweet handsome boy had my heart.
We have had A CRAZY adventure of a relationship, but I love everything about him. I love how goofy he is, how sweet he is, and how loving he is. He is the most passionate person in the world, and when he loves you, fortunately he loves you with his entire being. We are like little kids together : we go on scooter rides, play call of duty, work on projects, or just giggle all night. When I first started my blog he helped me like crazy! I would catch him staying up all night to try and make it better. Sometimes I would laugh because he would be trying to help my blog and would accidently change something that I had done and wouldn't know how to get it back. How could you get mad at that? He loved to take pictures - even though I'd want to kill him for not letting me see them during the process, but he would make me feel comfortable and beautiful. And I am telling you right now that boy has every single picture I have ever sent him saved in a folder. Through everything I learned how much he cares about me. So much that he bought a house in Arizona where he lived alone and knew nobody. And I care about him more than anything in the world. We fight like crazy but in the end we will always love each other unconditionally. The thing about love is that if it is meant to workout it will, the main focus is to put God in the center of your relationship. When you don't center it around him you get distracted by the outside world. When you have God he can make all things work together for the good of those who love him. I ask that you pray for mine and Nicky's relationship and comment below if you'd like me to pray for your as well! Also, be sure to root for him with the Brewers, he is an absolute stud and has an amazing future ahead of him. I love you always Nicky John!
Wouldn't you say this post is long overdue?
“Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; it does not rejoice at wrongdoing, but rejoices with the truth. Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.”
- 1 Corinthians 12 : 4-8