Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Reposted from 2007 For Truth

Caleb is just about the best thing that has ever happened to me. More than anything, he is everything I never knew that I wanted; that may sound weird, but I'll explain.

I never knew that I wanted someone who was so sentimental. Holding random things and dates dear was never programmed into my database, so having someone in my life who makes sure we keep pictures around and knows exactly when we had our third date is refreshing. I always thought that I'd want someone who flew by the seat of his pants like I do, but Caleb has tied me to the realities and the warmth of the past.

I never knew that I wanted someone who could be so in tune with his inner kid. Caleb can sing itsy bitsy spider to me over and over again and I will never get tired of it. He will play Mario Kart for hours and still play with all of us who aren't great at it. The faces he pulls and the silly things he does endear him to me in a way that I thought only snarky and smart alec boys could. In fact, Caleb does it better.

Oddly enough, I never knew that I wanted an older brother for my sisters. Caleb has a special brand of love mixed with teasing that my sisters have never really experienced before. He can be a bully to them sometimes and still prove, with a kiss or some warm hands, that he loves them. For someone who was so arbitrary about family in her late teenage years, I now cannot imagine being with anyone who could dislike my family or be decidedly mean to them. And the best bonus is that, for the most part, my sisters and parents love Caleb too.

And finally, I never knew that I wanted someone who would make me better. For how awesome I have always thought I was, Caleb has made me realize that there are so many things that I can improve on. Not in a bad way, but in a way that makes us both able to meet the goals that we made for ourselves before we came to Earth. He loves me for me and if I never changed, he would be the happiest guy in the world. But, I know that if I do what I can to add to my good qualities (though few!), he will be that much happier. I've never known anyone who inspires me as much as he does.

In short, Caleb is the best.

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