Story from my beautiful bride Kelly:
As we wandered through the downtown crowds on New Year’s Eve, I over compensated for his quiet nature by talking too much. I couldn’t tell if he was having fun or not but on more than one occasion I found him glancing at my hands as we watched the different performances that evening. As we waited for the fireworks in the freezing night air, I thought I would give him a break waiting for the stroke of midnight. I told him I was freezing and instead of him moving a little closer, he proudly announced that he had hand warmer packets. Neat.
Regardless I had fun, as I did in the next two dates that followed but Wylie remained shy and reserved. I was confused as to why he kept calling. After the fourth date, I texted him inquiring, if he was having fun spending time with me, he texted back, “Yes”. And then followed with “I like you so much, I don’t know how to tell you”. With that and an invitation to dinner at his house, everything began to change. Over a long winter walk, homemade lasagna, and pie, I started to see Wylie clearly. The shyness melted away and I found a warm, loyal, kind, thoughtful, patient, and funny man. In the weeks that followed I remained a little skeptical but with every question, and every date, he gained my respect and trust.
On Valentine’s Day, we made it exclusive. Every day since then I realize how blessed I am to have him in my life. I can’t wait to marry him in May of 2014.