I am so in love with Ben Bergeron.
He’s the guy I have dreamt of my whole life.
He’s my safe place.
He’s my why.
It starts when I see him. When I see those eyes; those eyes that let you know that he actually cares about you. And, his face; that I just think is the nicest thing to look at. That smile, that makes me wish I had met him earlier…like, in high school. His hair. The way he looks in a t-shirt. His calves. To me, he is just so beautiful.
Then, he talks. The sound of his voice is a cross between a cozy blanket and a voice of reason. He is careful and deliberate with his choice of words, but they are genuine. He is a man of his word, but is very thoughtful about the things he commits his word to. And, man is he a thinker and a non-thinker all at the same time. He notices all of the things that matter, and doesn’t waste a blink of a second at anything that doesn’t. He is so efficient like that.
While the words he’s chosen for me are what’s gotten me hooked, it’s what he’s done for me that’s got me anchored to him for the remainder of my life.
He’s not just a man of his word, he’s a man of his actions.
Ben is, and has always been, the one person in the whole world that has me convinced that it is okay for me to be who I actually am.
When I mess up, he makes me feel like things will be okay. When I am nervous to try something new, he nudges me. When I feel like a failure, he reminds me why I’m not.
He’s granted me the freedom to be whoever I want to be, but pushes me to be an even better version of me. And, all while he stands by my side so I know that no matter where I end up, he will be there with me.
Today, on Valentine’s Day, I celebrate everything I have found in this man from his eyes…to his words…to his hand in mine.
I love you, Ben Bergeron.