How I Knew He Was "The One"
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Ever since Ty and I got engaged one of the top questions I gotten was “How did you know he was the one?’
I know when I’ve asked that question to other people, the answers have always been a bit cliché. However, for me it wasn’t a “when you know, you know” epiphany or this magical love at first sight moment. There wasn’t a specific time or quantifiable instance but rather a build up of realizations over time. I know for a fact I have been that person who responded, “I just knew” and said, “it’s hard to explain but when I really think about it, I smile because it’s actually pretty obvious. So lets get to it!
Even when we argued and I was mad, I still wanted to hang out with him. Now when I’m mad I don’t want to even look at you. Don’t look at me, don’t breathe in my direction, just don’t. Yet, when we argued or he did something to irritate me, the moment something funny or amazing happened, or I was just bored, I wanted to talk to him!
He is my best friend in the whole world. Sometimes I’m ready to call him like “girl let me tell you!” I can be 100% myself around him, no fluff. Most people don’t believe me why I say I am very shy and an introvert until I am comfortable but with him it was easy. If I want to be ratchet, refined, goofy, beautiful, funky whatever- it didn’t matter because he always looked at me as if I was so beautiful and THAT made me comfortable
I look up to him. Ty has always told me that he admired me and looked up to me, but I admire him more than he knows. Every day he shows me a quality about him that makes me think, “wow, I love you!” He demonstrates qualities that I didn’t even know I wanted until he showed me.
We are like puzzle pieces, literally a perfect fit. I started calling him my puzzle piece very early on in our relationship not realizing how true that was. We can cuddle in the most awkward and uncomfortable spot but somehow it is so comfortable and perfect. He understands me on a level that many people do. I don’t want to be without him when we go our separate ways. Not because I can’t or because I am a stage 5 clinger but because with him there is a feeling of completeness.
Last but not least we share a lot of the same values and commonalities. As different as we are we are also very similar. One of them, funny enough, being our love for Express clothing. If you have been following us for a while you know that Ty has lost a lot of weight, over 80 lbs, since we have been together. He rarely ever shopped for clothes because #1 he wasn’t really into fashion, until he met me lol but it was also hard to find clothes he liked that fit him well. I also had a similar struggle with finding jeans because I went from being very thin to being curvy and finding jeans that were comfortable and fit nice was hard. However, both always found jeans and clothes that fit really well from Express. So I was really to partner with Express for the It’s a Fit campaign to talk about how like some of my favorite Express jeans, Ty and I are a fit. I guess you can say knowing he was like finding the perfect pair of jeans. They hug you in all the right places, they look great on you even on your most bloated day (let’s be honest we have all been there), they are so comfortable, and they work with most if not all outfits.