I’ll never forget the day I met you, outside Roses … it was LOVE at FIRST sight. Actually, though … I remember looking at you and stopping dead in my tracks thinking how on EARTH could I snag you that night. I succeeded and ended up snagging you for life, talk about winning the Lottery.
I fell in love with your eyes, your laugh, your fun loving attitude. I fell in love with your butt, your style, your love for country music. I fell in love with you in a cowboy hat. I fell in love with the way you loved me, and the way you loved your family, and my family. I fell in love with the way you snuggled me, and the way you held me on the highest pedestal. I melted when I saw you with babies, and aunties and friends. You were what I had been looking for my WHOLE life. Then years passed, and we went through lots of ups, traveling the world, highs, magazine covers, fancy events, parties, special holidays. WE WERE THE LUCKY ONES…..
And then there were the lows … the fights, the blow ups, the career changes, the long distance. The jealousy, the tears, the misunderstandings, the family eruptions and family illnesses. At times, I was selfish, I took you for granted. I can’t believe at one point, we threw in the towel and I almost lost you. I will never forget how empty my heart was at that time. I literally felt like I was going to die.
It was probably then, at our lowest low … that I knew you were my forever. I knew there was NO way I could possibly live without you. We had so much to learn and so far to go, but I knew, that without a doubt, we’d be going through it together.
Since then, we’ve grown up, grown together and learned ‘how to deal’ with each other’s weaknesses and strengths. We started a family, created a little angel, and built a house (without killing each other might I add), I’m SO proud of how we’ve handled this project together.
Justin, you are THE MOST amazing Dad, Fiancé, Partner, Friend, Entrepreneur, Doggy Dad, Uncle, Son, Brother …
Thank you, for being you, for being smart, for being funny, for being patient, for loving us …. I LOVE YOU MORE THAN YOU KNOW JUSTIN PASUTTO!
HAPPY BIRTHDAY, I LOVE YOU!!!
Jilly, Leo & Nacho