My fabulous friend J sent me this story this morning. It made want to cry. It gave me hope. And it also made me want to hug this girl and never let her go. I think this couple is such an inspiration to us all. Enjoy.
The Lucky One
When I met Brad back in December, I noticed right away that he is smart, funny, charming, cute, has brown eyes that I could get lost in easily, and a smile that can light up the room. I had a feeling that he had Aspergers. The next day he messaged me on Facebook. I was thrilled. The more I talked to Brad, the more I liked him. About 10 minutes into our conversation, Brad said to me “I have to tell you something. I have Aspergers.” I simply said “I know.” He was taken back by my response and we continued to talk. Then one day he asked me if we were together. I told him “yes we are.” He looked at me with this huge smile on his face and said “I am a lucky guy. Girls like you don’t even bother with guys like me.” That just broke my heart. I tell him all the time that his Aspergers does not define him and who he is. It is a part of him, but it doesn’t run his life. I have learned how to help him cope with the moments that he has. I will hug him tight to make him feel better. I will happily scratch his head, because he likes the way his hair feels against my hand. He has his moments where he does say inappropriate things. All I do is let him know that is not appropriate to say and he smiles at me while saying “Thanks babe.” My absolute favorite part about him is when he wakes up every morning and texts me “Good morning beautiful.” That makes me smile because he truly means what he says to me. He is so sweet. He is an amazing person. I just can’t express how much Brad means to me. One day I plan to marry him. He won me over faster than anyone has. He has broken down my walls and let me in to his. We truly are best friends and soul mates. He is not the lucky one, I am.