If you're not someone who already knows my husband in real life, I wish you could meet him.
The first thing you'd probably notice about him is that he's a little disheveled, maybe a little dirty even. But don't worry, it's just because he's been working hard all day, and then playing hard, too.
Then, because he's never met a stranger in his life, you'd notice his accent. You might chuckle a little to yourself about it or ask where in the world he's from, as people have been known to do. You'd probably be surprised to hear that he's only from as far South as Virginia.
You'd soon find out that he's traveled a bit and has had some quite impressive and unusual life experiences for someone of his age and means.
You'd learn that he has hobbies and interests, many of them, but that he's not just talk… that, in fact, he actually excels at everything he puts his mind to.
After just a few minutes, you'd know that behind this casual, unassuming exterior, is a truly good man. One wise beyond his years, who lives every day of his life to the fullest. One who is constantly striving to be the absolute best that he can be, taking no credit for himself, but appreciating each blessing in his life as a precious gift.
You'd wish him a happy 28th birthday, and you'd mean it when you say it's been very nice to meet him.
And never in your life will you know another man quite like Riley.