Since it’s Valentine’s Day, I want to introduce you to my valentine. I call him The Best Man because, well, he is.
Despite my reputation in school as a “brain,” I was not always so smart in love. I had no idea what I really wanted in life and so was too easily charmed by exciting bad boys.
We met online where his screen name was “Samwise,” a name that struck an immediate chord with me. If it doesn’t with you, let me elaborate. Samwise Gamgee is Frodo’s best friend in Lord of the Rings. Described best in the books, he is humble, down-to-earth, dedicated, and loyal – just the kind of guy you can trust to get you safely to Mordor and back home again.
He’s not often the center of attention, he doesn’t have to be. What he does have is the respect of everyone who knows him, who trust his calm manner and thoughtful counsel.
He has the best sense of humor of anyone I’ve ever met. And the remarkable thing is that his humor is never at anyone else’s expense, yet he makes me laugh out loud every day of our lives.
And romance? Well, he would be embarrassed if I said too much, but trust me, bad boys are highly overrated.