How I Knew That He Was The One

A tribute to my husband. This is for you my love…

You won’t believe this, but I met my husband Joey on March 28th, 2012 in South Beach, Florida during the filming of a reality show that I was selected to be in. I was a fun, young 25-year old running around a pool deck when his eyes met mine. His sister Stephanie (who was also on the show with me), kindly introduced us after finishing a scene. We spoke for a few minutes, exchanged numbers, and saved each other as “Steph’s Friend to Remember” on each other’s phones. I have had his name saved on my phone the same way since the day we met.

After meeting, we began spending a lot of time together. We were going out on dates several times a week, going to the beach together, attending family gatherings, and even traveling to different cities in the US. I was head over heals for this guy. He was the romantic type. He’s someone that takes the time to do things right. He always told me “If you’re going to do something, do it with love and do it right”. This stuck with me forever. To top it off, he’s also a gentleman. He would hold doors for me, wait patiently for me at the end of the hallway of my apartment as I walked towards him, he would occasionally surprise me at work or at home, and he would call me (instead of texting me). That alone was a huge thing for me. Texting was so impersonal. Or so I thought.

I was a young girl with a young soul when we met and Joey knew exactly how to steal my heart. I liked everything about him. I liked him so much, that I knew from the very beginning that he was THE ONE. As a matter of fact, I told several of my friends that I had a feeling that I was going to marry him and that he would be the father of our kids. Even though they called me crazy for having those types of feelings so soon, I stood by my words.

I could tell that Joey was into me too. He did everything he could to make me happy. For example, he would invite me over for appetizers, wine, and delicious dinners at his place. Yes! He was amazing in the kitchen. His culinary skills were by far better and more sophisticated than mine. I have to admit that I used to be the “chicken nugget and French fries” type of girl. Because of him, I expanded my horizons and began trying new foods and acquiring new tastes. He was so proud. Nobody had ever accomplished such things from me. He did. He taught me about Organic foods, he introduced me to Whole Foods and their delicious and fresh produce, he took me to beautiful restaurants, and was incredibly patient with me during my learning process. Dinners at his place were never dull. He would gently set the mood with Kings of Leon music station, dim lighting, candles, and wine. We would talk and laugh for hours. Making love to him would always be the most romantic, heartfelt and special moment of the night.

He made it a point to do “first-timers” with me. For example, just to mention a few, I had never been to a baseball game, visited a football stadium, I had never traveled outside of Florida, had never seen the movie “Casino”, or even been to a music festival. He would always get excited to introduce me to something new so it was always a great experience for the both of us. Like I said before, making me happy was his #1 priority.

Something that always caught my attention was his sense of humor and his charisma. He is the type of person that makes heads turn when he walks into a room. Not only because he’s incredibly hot and good-looking, but also because his aura and self-confidence lighten up the place. I’ve always told him that he is a like-able and memorable guy. People are naturally drawn to him and to his personality. He’s always happy and full of positive energy, which makes it even easier for people to love his company. Long-time, loyal friends always surround him and he unconditionally commits to every single one of them. That to me is admirable.

We decided to get married before our daughter Julianna was born. It was important for us to bring a child into this world being a family. Coincidently, our wedding anniversary is March 1st, 2015 and to our surprise, our daughter was born on the same day that we met but 3 years later (March 28th, 2015). Was it meant to be? I like to think so.

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My husband has always been an incredible hard-worker. That’s something I absolutely loved and still love about him. He was the type of guy that had a plan A, a plan B, and a plan C at all times. He has always held high standards in his life. Because of his determination, perseverance, and dedication he has been able to provide what we need and MORE to our family. He currently has 3 jobs and works 7 days a week; however, no matter how tired he may be, he gets up really early every single morning so he can offer us the best and most comfortable life possible. My husband is a realtor, a VIP host in a popular nightclub in Las Vegas, a business owner, an incredible husband, a sweet son, a supportive brother, and an amazing dad. Joey has such a big heart that he’ll always puts my and our kid’s priorities prior to his. He gives unconditionally without expecting anything in return. He is a family man and a man of his word. I am so lucky and blessed to have married a man like him and to have HIM as the father of our babies. Words will never express how grateful and thankful I am for everything you do for us. You mean the world to me. I love you baby.

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I encourage you to write something sweet about your husband, boyfriend, or special someone. Make sure to tag #mommymornings on Mommy Morning’s Instagram so I can read your stories as well.

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