OMG. How thrilled are you that Emily Maynard picked Jef Holm on the finale of The Bachelorette last night? He's absolutely perfect for her, and he truly seems ready and excited about being a devoted husband and also a father to Emily's daughter Ricki.
And if how kind and patient he was while meeting Ricki for the first time wasn't a big enough clue as to how much he loves Emily -- the fact that he's picking up and moving across the country to be with her makes things crystal clear. Jef is leaving his life and his company behind in Utah and heading to Charlotte to start a new life with Emily and Ricki, and I can't help but be a little bit jealous of just how accommodating he is.
Typically, it's the woman who winds up packing up and moving to be with her man -- something I know all too well. I've moved for a man at least four or five times, and believe me -- it's no picnic to be the one who is constantly forced to uproot. (Not that I'm the least bit resentful. Ahem.)
And Jef is going one step further in making sure that his move into Emily & Ricki's daily lives is as smooth as possible. He's getting his own place instead of shacking up with them right away, which is seriously one of the most considerate things I've ever heard. Emily & Ricki have been used to being a twosome for seven years now, so it probably would be kind of awkward to have a man suddenly living in their space.
As the CEO of his own company, if Jef is willing to move across the country for the sake of the woman he loves -- all men should be up for the challenge. Maybe he can start a new trend of men being the ones to load up moving vans with their furniture and personal belongings instead of us gals. Wouldn't that be a welcome change?
Have you ever moved somewhere for a man?
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