AARON: As cliche as it may sound, Sara makes me a better person every single day. I call it "Sara-mosis" (newly coined) whereby just being around her I am able to soak up all of the positivity, happiness, strength, and beauty she regularly radiates. On the surface, we oppose: she's extroverted, I'm introverted, she's buoyant, I'm mellow. Yet at the core, we share an appreciation and mindfulness of all the ways our differences complement each other as strengths. She is my biggest cheerleader, I am hers. I support her unconditionally, she's my backbone. Our relationship is in a constant state of upward growth, grounded in a firm foundation of our shared upbringings, morals, and family values. From the start, Sara's challenged me in so many ways, and I have become more patient, confident, expressive, and giving as a result. She only has my best interests at heart, which is why I embrace everything she throws at me. I feel beyond lucky and grateful to have her by my side for the rest of my life, and together we will create a home filled with joy. Sara, I love you with all my heart, and cannot wait for our next chapter together.
SARA: I celebrate Aaron's insatiable desire to explore and fully experience the world around him. I celebrate his openness - openness to people, things and ideas that may differ from those he previously held to be true. I celebrate his calm quiet strength that has the ability to put everyone who crosses his path at ease. I celebrate his ability to listen fully with openness of both heart and mind. Sometimes I feel like we are yin and yang - that our differences blend together so perfectly to create something so much more beautiful than the sum of its parts. Other times I feel that we are so incredibly similar - that our mutual desire to explore the world and experience everything that life has to offer creates an incredibly strong force that has the ability to fix all of the world's ailments. It is our similarities that help us understand each other and allow us to feel safe, and our differences that challenge each other and allow us to be better. Aaron - I never thought I would know a love so deep and so honest and so real. I never thought I would find someone who makes every day as exciting and fun as you do. I can't wait to be one of those old couples on the streets of New York City exploring the world with our canes and our happy sparkly eyes. I have no doubt in my mind that the life we create will be a life filled with colorful confetti, and that as a unit we can and will take on anything that life throws our way. I love you endlessly.