But, now I do know, at least for me. From the moment I first met Alissa, she stood out, I knew she was special, but I didn't really know how. I could tell she was different, smart, and shy-if not a little anti-social. As I got to know her more, I got to realize how special she is. How sweet and understanding, how she would do anything for the people she loved. How she was full of all those things that make life beautiful - hope, love, desire. I wanted to spend not only my free time with her, but my life. I knew I would spend my life with her during those many nights sitting, talking, learning about eachother on Dublin.
She accepts me in every way, she's loves me in a way I never thought imaginable. She's my best friend and the person I will spend the rest of my life with. It's so easy being around her and living with her. Moving here to San Antonio has been awesome, the best, most secure time in my life, every day has been perfect. Not a day has ended when I am not thankful that we've done all that we've done and ready for the future, whatever it entails.
I know that spending the rest of your life with someone is not easy, I know there will be hard times -- but Alis is who I want to go through any hard times in life with. I know it takes dedication -- but I am completely dedicated to her. It's not always going to be this easy, but it will always be Eric and Alissa.
Those who know me know I have really struggled at times. I kinda felt like I was cursed in love sometimes, I'm sure I've whined about my love troubles to most of you at some point or another, but now I feel secure and strong in love. I will love Alissa the rest of my life. I will do anything for her. I wake up next to her every morning with the best feeling.
Sorry if it sounds like cheesy bullshit ... I use to think love was cheesy bullshit. But not anymore, I think it's pure and sweet.
So, we've decided to marry, as some of you know. Things are still very much in the planning stages, but we've been excited to tell those close to us because this means the world to us ... that we've found eachother.
Being happy always makes me think I am about to be hit by a bus crossing the street. But I've been happy for a while now, starting to feel use to it.