I knew there was something special about Jeremy the day that I met him. His big brown eyes and beaming smile drew me in immediately. I’ve come to learn that those bright eyes and kind smile belie a beautiful and kind soul, and a very warm heart. Jeremy is my best friend, my confidante, the first person that I like to describe my day to, and the first person I like to practice (somewhat) corny jokes on. What makes this all very easy is that Jeremy is the type of person that makes you feel like you’re the most important person in the room.
Jeremy is one of the most accomplished, intelligent, creative, and ambitious people I’ve ever met. He succeeds in life, though, by doing no harm; he truly believes that the rising tide should lift all boats. In high school, he was the class President, an accomplished musician (French horn), a straight-A scholar, and a relentless volunteer. I had the pleasure of seeing how loved Jeremy was by his classmates at his 10-year reunion a couple years ago. He even helped organize the reunion – meticulously connecting all 350 of his classmates -- and everyone couldn’t stop saying how talented and likeable Jeremy was in school. In his career now, he leads by example, he cares about his colleagues, and he works very hard. It’s important to him not to let down his team, and he constantly inspires me by his work ethic, his discipline, and the way he approaches problem-solving.
Jeremy is a joyful and radiant person. Whenever he walks into a room, you can feel his warm and happy presence. Throughout our 5 year relationship, I’ve never seen Jeremy raise his voice or lose his temper. He is a gentle person who genuinely lives his life with the intent to lift up others, especially if they are down. Sometimes if I’ve had a tough day, he’ll be quick to put on some show tunes (we both love music), and will even dance with me to make me smile. I’ve personally witnessed Jeremy spring into action when others need a shoulder to cry on, or if there is a friend in need. This translates to his care and charity towards the community we live in as well. He will oftentimes buy 2 dinners so that he can give one of them to a homeless person we pass on the street. His care and empathy towards others inspires me every day to be a better person.
Perhaps what moves me the most about my husband is his commitment to family. Jeremy is a wonderful husband, a devoted son, a loyal and compassionate brother (he has 3!), and a doting daddy (to our 3-year-old dog, Edie). He believes strongly in family, and he loves to spend time with both of ours. It warms my heart to know how much my family adores Jeremy – they consider him their son and nephew and couldn’t be happier about the partner I fell in love with. There isn’t much that I could ever think of that’s missing in Jeremy, except for the experience of being a father. I truly can’t wait to see him teach our child how to bake cookies (he’s an amazing pastry chef) or do arts and crafts. I can’t think of a better father than Jeremy, because he has so much love to give in his heart. Jeremy will devote his life to giving our child all of the opportunities he/she deserves and I know that day will be the proudest day in his life, and mine as well.