Kyle's 29th Birthday7:56 PM
I know that I am way late with this post, but happy birthday to the most amazing person in the entire world, Kyle.
We bicker and have struggles like anyone. I set myself up for goals that are extremely high, and get frustrated over and over again and Kyle always helps me though. Because of our insane and often opposite schedule, we hardly see each other. This puts pressure on trying to maintain that balance of spending time with others and spending time alone. We may get cranky and snap at each other but it is forgotten minutes later. Kyle is the one sole person who understands my entire being.
I am no expert on relationships, but Kyle and I have somehow survived ten crazy years together through some hard and some wonderful times. The biggest lesson we have learned is to compromise. There is just no "My way or the highway" in a relationship, it doesn't work. It is one thing to have personal goals, but another to try to control everything. I learn this again and again and the most recent was the purchase of this amazing house. I had my heart set on moving back to Ferndale, I wanted to move back to our hometown, to the ever changing little city that it is. I didn't even want to look at the houses in Oak Park because they were expensive, and not in Ferndale. Then we saw this house and I fell in love with it. Now I am down the street from one of my best friends, I have awesome neighbors that mow my lawn when I am not home, I live on a bustling corner where everyone walks their dogs and in walking distance from everything I loved in my youth. I could not be happier.
Kyle has helped me reach all of the goals that I have reached and the ones that I am currently working on. I am in the home stretch of school and I could not have done it without Kyle. We have skipped hanging out with friends for homework, he has driven all the way to Detroit numerous amounts of times to drop off my textbooks at my work that I have left behind at home and need for class that night. He has given up pizza for Subway numerous amounts of times, has given up watching TV to just take long walks with Louie for me, he brings me coffee almost every evening. He is my support system.
We find common ground. Kyle might not be into all of the crazy things I am into like all of the odd bands that I like and I may not love sports but we make it work. He will go with me time and again to see TMBG and I will park my butt on a bar stool and watch a football game, even if I have no clue what is going on. But Kyle likes Weezer, and I like the Tigers. We are both obsessed with thrift stores and garage sales, Ikea and renting a ton of movies, and of course, Michigan's UP.
I am obsessed with this guy, ever since I saw him pull up in his little Dodge Omni, wearing his leather jacket, hair shaggy and blasting Metallica. He had the appearance of the dorkiest bad-guy, but he is honestly the sweetest and funniest person I know. I still can't believe that we have been together for ten years and that next September we will be married, I love him so much!
I love you Kyle,