It has been over six years, and they have grown deeper in love and completely inseparable.
Both of them have always been so kind to me, even when I haven't deserved it. Just about every time I see Eric he asks me what sort of music I'm listening to and makes suggestions of different bands I might like. As a busy person, I appreciate this greatly and completely trust his taste because music is his favorite hobby. He will take good care of Erika, beyond what music goes into her ears.
I don't know what it is about Erika, but something about her makes me want to "word vomit" all my thoughts and every detail of my life at her. She is the most compassionate and fabulous listener I've every met, and as I rapidly fire random Abbie trivia at her, she is somehow able to comprehend and receive and sort out all my thoughts. She is incredibly patient. And such an encourager. Always has been. I am so thankful.