I thought today would be a perfect day to show off the amazing Mr. Vasquez, my darling husband. Let me introduce you.
This is my love.
This is my favorite picture of him (pretty much of all time) because it shows a side of him that most don’t get to see.
I love that special smile that is given to so few people.
Chris is pretty amazing at literally everything. If you replace gold with success, then he is kind of like King Midas. He has so so so many talents that it confounds (and frustrates) me. Unfortunately, this darling man doesn’t have time to devote to any of them. Chris is working full time and going to school full time while still trying to be a Daddy and a husband. It’s hard on all of us, but it is especially hard on him; not only does he have to do go to school and work but he also has to deal with knowing
how disappointed we are when he walks out the door. I know it is a huge burden and yet he still is so strong through all of it, usually with a positive attitude and a joke or two to boot.
When I met and fell in love with him as a little naive 13 year old girl, I could have never imagined where our life would take us. All I knew was that I loved him and I let him know it often (much to his chagrin… and my embarrassment when I look back on it). We got married right out of high school after only officially dating for about 11 months. Obviously, people assume the worst when a not quite 18 year old marries her 19 year old boyfriend. It was not a shotgun wedding, but we were blessed when Juliet showed up 4 days after our 1st anniversary. The following year we moved across the country (to Seattle, yay!) and continued our life-journey. I graduated from College the Summer before Ophelia showed up. Through this very condensed version of our life together this man has stood by my side and supported me in whatever way he could. He has loved and cared for our daughters to the best of his ability. He has his faults and we’ve had our rough patches, but he is the perfect one for me. He is my soul mate. He is the love of my life and I wouldn’t trade him for anything.