One of the funny things about marrying someone who was your best pal for 8 years before you started dating is that you know all their relationship baggage and their type. Kent, as many a gentleman before him has done, preferred buxom blondes! Sorry to disappoint.
Kent also helped steer me through relationships in college and beyond. I once dated a guy who smoldered at you under long wavy black hair. His eyelashes were so thick and black he appeared to be wearing guy-liner, and the man wore turtlenecks. Turtle. Necks. He wrote me a song and a poem and sculpted me a very cool necklace. Was he also a vampire, you ask? No, he was a professional sculptor and singer, which, as my pal Kent pointed out, sounds much more exciting when you’re trying to pick your college major than when you have three kids and a mortgage. That is one of the many reasons Mr. Sensitive Ponytail Man is one of the guys you date.
Years ago when Kent and I were playing World of Warcraft, our guild leader, a single father and guard at Fulsom prison in CA, evinced an interest in the Church. I was delighted to share the gospel with him–right up until he professed his undying love for me. I was incredibly impressed with the calm and cordial way Kent treated him as we extricated ourselves from the guild and the acquaintance. I finally had to ask, “Doesn’t it bother you that some guy says he’s in love with me?” “Not really,” replied Kent. “I assume all men are in love with you.” And that, friends, is just one of the many reasons that Mr. Kemeny is the guy you date and marry.
This post has been pre-approved by the real Edward, namely, Kent Edward Kemeny.
|And here is another very good reason. That Kent. He’s a keeper.|