As with anyone, Alexis has had some challenging experiences. I know she's posted a few times when she's had a rough time but its a small fraction of what she really has to deal with. I have never seen someone suffer with so much and handle it so well. Somehow, she manages to carry her heavy load and hardly makes a peep. She turns her problems over to the Lord and He makes life possible. She is a wonderful example of strength, faith, and hope to me especially.
This girl is a go getter. Take, for example, her goal of doing Pat's Run. Why? Definitely not because she likes running or needed a new hobby or that she enjoys the feeling of running with shin splints. It was because she saw it as a challenge and a way to better herself. It took me until after she had crossed the finish line to understand this. She understands the truth that the best things in life don't come without a fight. Thats something she taught me when we started dating because believe me, it was a fight to get on her schedule! She had so many dates lined up that I had to ask her over a week in advance if I wanted a chance at spending time with her! This shouldn't have been a shock to me. She was (and very much still is) the total package and lots of guys saw that. She's beautiful, funny, smart(believe me, she blows me away when she starts talking nutrition and biology jargon), driven, caring, faithful, strong, etc. What guy wouldn't want her?? Somehow I got lucky!
She's been asking since her birthday (March 28th or maybe even since Valentines Day...) for a love note. I know, I'm a terrible husband! But hopefully this will make up for it. I love her and always will. I'm grateful for the time, dedication, joy, example, etc. that she gives me along with the many sacrifices she has makes on my behalf. I hope to eventually repay her. I have no doubt that when the time comes, she will be an incredible mother and example to our children. She is my best friend and she makes me laugh. I am the luckiest guy because of her.
Thanks for letting me set things straight.