Jonathan is probably the most genuine, warm, adventurous, and passionate person I know. He grew up riding bikes, rock climbing, and playing outside with friends, but always with a careful balance of working hard at school or at his job, caring for his friends and family, and taking that extra step to be considerate to those around him. When we started dating, I knew immediately that he was the man I didn’t think existed—a perfect match for me. We run and hike together, we picnic with turkey sandwiches, we cook together, we solve puzzles, and travel to amazing places.
Jonathan spent every summer with his grandpa at Lake Champlain in upstate New York. He had a very special relationship with his grandpa who taught him how to make his bed, how to fix cars, how to to ski, and how to be a thoughtful man. I wish I could have met him because I can still see the love and affection Jonathan feels for him. Because of his grandpa, Jonathan became Mr. Fix-it. He loves tinkering—whether its fixing bicycles or cars or fixing something around the house, he likes having projects. He also loves bringing his loved ones into his passions, so he has very patiently taught me how to mountain bike, install things in the house, and he taught me how to rock climb without intimidating me (he’s a very patient teacher!).
He loves shooting hoops with our nephews and nieces, and being the human jungle gym for the little ones. Jonathan has a special way with all kids. He is very kind and loves spending one-on-one time with kids—reading, helping with homework, or sitting and watching a movie.
Jonathan always checks in on me throughout each day. We share the chores, the errands, and the fun stuff—always. He is my best friend and the man of my dreams.