Friday, September 23, 2011

Why I Love You

Dear Bradley,
This is not something I would normally ever ever do... I normally would never ever publicly say things like this..  But, you are no ordinary boyfriend. You are exceptional. You are so sweet to me, and you make a very happy girl.  This time last year I was struggling to get out of a seriously bad relationship. I was all alone across the country, trying to start a new life. I had no idea I would meet anyone like you.. especially so quickly. Lots of people were worried when we started dating so soon. But, like I said back then.. why push someone away who makes you truly happy? Why deny someone who treats you right? I'm so glad I followed my heart and kept dating you.

Things I love about you:
Your pretty blue eyes.
That one time when I felt in your pocket, pulled out a piece of paper... and saw a list of my favorite kinds of chocolates.
You love the yellow and orange starbursts. I only love the pink and red ones. (Now we can finish the whole bag!)
That one bouncy walk you do when you bring me mashed potatoes.
When you hand me drinks, and you put them over your arm like they are a bottle of wine.
When you make up words. (The towel "goocked" you)
How excited you get about new CDs and music.
How you call all squirrels Johnathon.
I love that we have never had a single fight. 
We may have had little misunderstandings.. but it has never turned into a fight. 
You've never tried to hurt me.
I love that you want to take photos for my shop. 
I love that you want to learn to use my SLR. (You really are getting good!)
You always tell me I'm pretty, even when I have hair dye in, and saran wrap around my glasses.
How nice and sweet you were when Mowgli passed away. 
I love that you cried for him too, and you only knew him for a few months.
I love that you love my doggies just as much as I do.
All the funny things you say. 
All your catch phrases.
I love that we both love Disney!
You love adventures, just like me. 

I could keep listing things.. believe me. Thank you so much for all you do.

xoxo
Rachael




Dear Readers,
Thanks for taking the time to read this silly post. Brad won't be looking at it until a bit later... and I would really appreciate if you left him a lovely comment to read. It would make me so very happy!
xoxo
Rachael

33 comments:

  1. This was so sweet! Love is such an amazing thing and it's so much more beautiful when you get to love someone who is so uniquely perfect for you. There is definitely a truth when people say they have a"soul" mate. Brad, you sound like a great guy! Keep loving Rachael and keep making her happy :-)

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  2. Awww, I'm all teary-eyed. I think you're both very lucky to have each other, so nice to know there's that much more love in the world. And I have to say, that's one of the cutest photos I've ever seen.

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  3. You are an awesome guy! I loved the other day when I was reading Rachael's posts and she was craving cider and movie popcorn..and then you went and got them for her!

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  5. he seems like a great person I am happy for you!

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  6. awww! i wish you both a life full of sweetness!

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  7. The dog says it all... love me or you don't get the girl...have a good one! Happy Happy Joy Joy!

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  8. Aw, I was having kind of a down day, but this post is so sweet and cheered me right up. If only the world had more guys like your boyfriend! (We've all kissed a few too many frogs, eh?)

    When I see my mister tonight, I really need to tell him my own list... even if we're not at "I love you" yet. Everyone loves to know when the small things stick and are noticed - thank you for reminding me to tell him!

    And so happy for you and your guy!

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  9. You are a very lucky girl!!:)
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  10. Dear Rachael and Bradley,
    I've been following Talk2TheTrees basically since you two met. Rachael, as I've shared with you, I was in a similar situation AND found a wonderful man shortly after. People were a little shocked about it and I'm sure it raised a few eyebrows, but much more importantly, I was finally happy. He makes me feel free and alive and able to love with my whole heart. I think that's how you two feel, too.

    Bradley, it takes serious guts to be as sensitive and wonderful as you are to Rachael. The list of her favorite chocolates? Pure gold. The fact that you make her feel safe is so utterly important, and you (as well as my husband) will probably never know how much we appreciate men like you.

    Simply stated, the world needs more men like Bradley and my Handsome Nick. Forgive me if this is too personal -- reading this blog and seeing your happiness progress is helping me progress.

    One of your biggest fans,
    Kelsey

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  11. I ma so happy for the both of you. I love reading this blog and sometimes I really feel like I know you so it makes me smile when I read happy post like this one! Its a wonderful feeling when you find a person who is good to you. I've been right where you were a year ago and I know what its like to find the right person after you've been with the wrong. Brad seems like a wonderful person. I'm so happy you have found one another! <3

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  12. This is the sweetest post I've ever read. I laughed and teared up while going down the list. Brad, you are most certainly a catch and a wonderful match for Rachael!

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  13. I am seriously so happy that my brother found such a caring, adorable, sweet lady such as yourself. You two were meant for each other. You guys need to come over more often. We love you both! P.s. if Bradley wasn't my brother, or even if I didn't know him at all, this blog would tell me how amazing he is.

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  14. you know, seeing you two at my work was truly rewarding! i have found and followed your blog just recently, and already i just love your work! you guys really are so cute together and it was awesome to actually get to meet you :)

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  15. OH, that was just too sweet! And I've really enjoyed following along with your relationship :) Does that make me a stalker? Sure hope not!

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  16. Aw so tender! It's a good man that can make a woman feel like the luckiest girl in the world, and it's obvious he's done that. You keep making that gal happy, Brad!

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  17. That is the best photo you've ever posted because it just says so much. I have always loved as you've shared the story you two & the doggies are writing. Written in the stars.

    P.S. Only pink & red Starbursts are any good. Luckily my hubby also likes the orange & yellow ;)

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  18. Brad, thank you for being so wonderful to our friend Rachael! I love reading about how happy you two are together.

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  19. this is a wonderful wonderful post! pure love and so sincere ... I don't know either one of you, but I am truly happy for you guys :) keep this love...

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  20. well well well. i obviously have the best girlfriend in the world! thank you for this super sweet post, rachael! i love you so much. now i will walk over to you and tell you in real life. you may even get a kiss! xoxoxo

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  21. Absolutely adorable, sweet, and .....awwwww. Luckily for me, I am also blessed with a handsome hunk of sweetness, otherwise this post sure could have done some damage in the jealousy department. :) Happy for you two!!

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  22. I am happy for both of you :) Always felt good vibes since you 2 met...

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  23. Brad, you seem to make Rachel very happy..... keep it up!!!! You sound like a wonderful boyfriend and I wish the two of you all the best
    Hugs
    Trish

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  24. What a sweet post. You're lucky to have a guy who inspires such loving words, and he's lucky to have a girl who writes them. :-)

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  25. Such a sweet, sweet post. <3 I know how you feel. A lot of people knocked Jen and I, 'cause we started dating young (I was 13.) They said we wouldn't last, we were only in young love, etc. and here we are eight years later and oh my goodness do I love her and does she love me. <3

    Sounds like you two have an absolutely amazing relationship!!!

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  26. You are both extraordinary people, how I wish I could sit down and have a coffee with you. Rachael, you are an inspiration to woman all over the world. You deserve a man this special. Brad, you sound like a wonderful and loving person. The perfect boyfriend - you should give seminars to other men :)
    This post brought me to tears so I had to just say:
    I wish you both the stars, moon and everything beyond. May happiness, love, light and peace lead the way to your future and may you only wake up with a smile and a heart filled with dreams and a mind to make them all come true.

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  27. this is so sweet :) Brought tears to my eyes and gives me hope that some day I'll get out of my rut and I too can one day be happy :) I've been reading your blog for awhile now and it has helped me move on and keep hope in my heart. So for that thank you. To you both! You for writing, and Brad for inspiring you!

    I wish you too the best of luck and for the love to keep growing.

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  28. So this has nothing to do with this post, but I saw you were gluten free... My little brother is too. And I can also tell you may be a pancake girl, there is a pancake mix called pamela's baking mix, they turn out really yummy! Especially if you add brown sugar and vanilla. I hope this makes it a little eiseir.. It's really hard to be, iv treid and I know what your going through.

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  29. Found my way via Kaelah's blog.

    What a beautiful post this is :)

    Love truly is an amazing thing! It's hard when we are in a bad relationship to get away but once you find "the one" things are so much different. I am so happy you found someone who loves you, makes you happy, and best of all, TREATS YOU RIGHT! Oh, and loves your doggies. As a fellow furmomma, I KNOW how important and special that is :)

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  30. This is gorgeous! I'm so happy that you've found someone that treats you the way you deserve. I wish you both good luck and happiness. :)

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  31. This is sooo sweet. I am so happy for you!

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  32. How could anyone not love Rachael? But Brad seems to do a very good job of it :)

    He seems to love you for the same things that you love about yourself and that is a beautiful thing.

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  33. awwwww, you guys are so stinkin cute!!!

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