Never lose the child in you and spend your life with a partner who hasn’t lost their inner child.
Melissa and I don’t need fancy dinners or posh date nights- most of our date nights are letting our inner children run free.
After a rough mental day at work I decided I needed to go move some heavyweight around. I haven’t been tracking my deadlifts but this is with a men’s bar for a total weight of 185lbs. Sometimes leaving your mental warfare and emotions on the gym floor through hard work is the best therapy.
From a chance ‘meeting’ while I sat in Denver on a layover heading to Philadelphia for my birthday, to getting married in just under four months- life with you in it has always been amazing. As we built the most amazing friendship and shared stories of what we have always hoped for in significant others, we realized we were each other’s ‘perfect’ partner.
We have moved, travelled near and far, endured challenges of loss and intense life changes, but together we have written the book on how to thrive as a team in those moments. You challenge me to grow and look into the mirror to see myself for me- not compromise myself for others. You were always who my heart was seeking, I just didn’t know it was you until more recent years. I’m thankful my lifetime search for my soul’s match has ended and can build a lifetime of memories. You are my love today, tomorrow and forever. Everything we do, big or small is an adventure as long as I have you by my side. Thank you for who you are and all you challenge me to find within myself. Happy Anniversary, my love and soon to be wife ♥️
Celebrating our anniversary this weekend by re-doing the things we did for our first date weekend. Enjoyed watching the amazing talent Florence and The Machine and hanging out with Big Foot. Life should always be an adventure at some level. Find your adventure partner in life and love and GO!
Sao Miguel, Azores provided some of the most breathtaking views I have ever seen in my life. This day we took a car around the island and found many black sand beaches where we were the only people around. The beauty and the intense draw I have to the ocean made this one of my top memories.
A picture can bring back memories, create new emotion or leave your mind in deep thought. Sometimes it is necessary to take a moment and just appreciate the current moment. We only have a limited number of moments in life, and we should spend them loving fiercely, forgiving freely, spreading kindness and creating memories.
“When he shall die,
Take him and cut him out in little stars,
And he will make the face of heaven so fine
That all the world will be in love with night
And pay no worship to the garish sun.”
Let your mind be quiet as you take in the darkness of the night and focus on the feeling within your heart.
This night on the farm I stood under the darkness of the night staring at the stars and listening to the life around me. As I stood there, I was reminded that life is beautiful even through times of hardship. I am lucky to be marrying Melissa in just a few short months and I am thankful for the time I’ve had with her family. Give love and soak up love.
Today is the wake for Melissa’s father, Clarence. I had the privilege of getting some positive time with her father just three weeks prior. As we were walking out of Busch stadium I had made a comment about how that was the most I have ever been able to visit with him ‘alone’ although not alone. This past weekend/week has been emotional for all three of his kids that he left behind. They have banded together, taken care of all of the less fun aspects of life, pulled multiple 2am mornings to make sure everything is perfect for his wake and funeral - and most importantly they have leaned on each other through stories and honest communication. I have spent many years around death from my time in the medical field, and these three have truly shown to be the perfect example of how to work together and support each other through one of the most difficult things we go through as humans. I am a better person just for being able to be around them and soak up the love and memories shared. Although a tragedy is what has brought them together, there are many positives to draw from this moment in time- they have shared in love and laughter through a painful time. This was the sunset at the farm Melissa grew up on. Never forget to take moments out of each day and go outside to just appreciate the beauty of life. Be present in each moment and love without condition. Life is beautiful and fragile all in the same breath.
Clarence Liszewski 1/27/54 - 8/31/2018
A love as fierce and raw as ours is the type of love people dream about. Four months and counting until we are Barcellos party of two.
Never compromise yourself in hopes of finding real love. Real love accepts and celebrates every aspect of you - also challenges you to grow for the better.
As I age, I have learned that life isn’t about quantity of things but, actual quality of life. You don’t have to know people to care about them on a human level. You don’t need tons of ‘things’ to have a life of quality. You need to love fiercely, be kind and make sure you’re the reason people smile or want to make a positive change in life.
I don’t directly know @philecia but I know people who are close to her and her fight is all of our fight- especially women. We need to stand together to fight for better treatment and say over our bodies.
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Thank you @americanalohacreations for making these decals and donating part of the proceeds. The world could use more caring humans like you. 🙌🏼