You know how there are some people in life who are just awesome? And the more time you spend with them, the more wonderful they become? And when you’re not with them, you kind of wish that you still were with them? And when you are with them, something about it just feels really right and fun and you feel like you want to be the best person you can possibly be, because you want to be everything to them that they are to you?
I have found a person like that.
And his name is Ricky. Isn’t that just an awesome name?
Allow me to tell you a little bit about Ricky.
The first thing you should know is that he is awesome. I’ve been hinting at that fact, but I thought that I should just come right out and say it, just so that we’re all on the same page here.
Ricky is, perhaps, the funniest person I know. Which has worked out really well, because I like to laugh and he’s very good at making me laugh. I like our random conversations, and I like the random things that we sometimes do. Hey, look how icy Dad’s car is. Hey, if you break a chunk of ice off and let it drop onto the driveway, it makes a really cool shattering noise. Like glass! I want to try it too. (Insert moment where we both stand contentedly dropping sheets of ice onto the driveway.) Or… Look at that cottage’s giant icicle!!! Do you think our cottage has one too? Hey, it does! Wouldn’t it be cool to break it off at the top? But how? You can stand on my leg. But I might hurt you! I don’t want to hurt you. You won’t hurt me. But all of me standing on your leg might hurt! It won’t hurt. I’m not going to do it. Okay. But how will we get the icicle? How do you know it wouldn’t hurt if I stood on your leg? It won’t hurt. Okay. I’m going to do it. This would be a dumb way to die. (The icicle broke on the way down, if anyone was able to follow that at all and wondered about the outcome.)
Ricky is also very smart. And very good at that dot game that he has on his phone. Gah. Or maybe I am just very bad at that dot game. Anyways… I figure that Ricky is logical and strategic enough for the two of us. =) And we are good at sledding together! With Ricky, even things that I don’t actually like to do are fun. I might even like to play games with him! And hockey… it’s okay with him there.
So where were we? Ricky is awesome, Ricky is funny, Ricky is smart… ah, yes.
Ricky is very brave. And he makes me feel braver too! One time, before I was going to something that I was feeling kind of scared about, Ricky told me to be brave. And now, whenever I am scared or worried about something, I find my inner Ricky voice and say “Be brave” to myself. Why is Ricky brave? Ricky is brave because he is living in Guatemala, and he learned Spanish, and does lots of important things there, like teaching and making bunk beds. And I think that if you are willing to leave your family and all the things that are familiar and go learn new things far away because you believe it is what God has for you to do… then you are brave.
There are a lot of other things that I like about Ricky too. Like he’s just a nice person. All the time. To everyone.
That might have been one of the reasons I started to like him. Way back when I was in grade 11, and he was in grade 12, we went on a missions trip to Guatemala, and we were in the same group for something, and we ended up sitting together in the van, and did lots of talking while we drove, and I remember being kind of amazed that awkward me felt so unawkward with Ricky, and I decided that it’s because he is just nice and very comfortable to be with.
That was the beginning.
We are dating. (Isn’t that a great story? =))
I am going to put some of my favourite pictures of us here, because I love to look at them, and so naturally, I assume that everyone else wants to see them as well.
If we had a picture of us sledding, I would put it right here. But we don’t.
So that is that.
Ricky and Jas.
I like him a lot. And I hope God isn’t getting tired of hearing me say, “Thank you for Ricky even though I really don’t deserve him.” Because I find myself often thanking God for putting this wonderful boy in my life.
Best Christmas holidays ever. =)