“One day you will find that pairing soul. It will be a feeling beyond your imagination. You just can’t help it but to adore them. You will feel your whole heart melt for this person. This beautiful soul will bring you joy, laughter, calmness and so much inspiration, that you will finally see hope in front of you. For once, you can actually say, I’m in love. I can see a future with this person. I can share my life with this person. Maybe this one is not a lesson. Maybe this one is actually what they call a soulmate.” – Carlos Medina
When I read this quote, I clung to it! So accurate to compare to the thoughts and feelings I had when Stoney and I reconnected after all those “lessons”. To have hope for love after many mistakes, well, it was incredible. Want something totally cliche? This guy, he isn’t perfect, but he is PERFECT for me. I have no doubt there are people out there that think, “well I’m sure April thinks this because she had kids and he had none”. While that did work out easier dynamically for all of us, this isn’t why he is perfect for me. He is perfect for me because he makes me laugh, he challenges me, he loves me, he is affectionate to me, he makes me angry, he makes me happy and C’mon….look at that smile and those freckles. I’ve never had anyone make me so mad, yet so happy in my life. I love when he says, “nobody has ever made me as mad as you can make me!”. Then do I know that all our feelings are mutual 😉
Stoney has the kindest heart and the mouthiest mouth all rolled into one. He is a tad confident, also known as arrogant at times, I’m sure, but he would give you the shirt off his back if you needed it. To name his good deeds since I’ve known him would just be silly, because I can promise you they are more than some have in a lifetime. The moments when he is done wrong, but takes the backseat so graciously because he doesn’t want others to be hurt, is incredible.
I am so happy for his success with The Daddy Diaries and it leading to his opportunity to be a published author. The fact that the girls and myself have helped him reach this milestone in his life is surreal…still, today. Our life isn’t perfect, we don’t always make the best decisions, but I hope one day our kids know we always did the best we could, and find a love like ours.