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"I wanna wake up each morning with you for the rest of my life. I wanna feel your heart beating, and just get lost in your eyes. You can tell me your secrets, you can let me feel your pain. You can show me your weakness, and never be ashamed."
Those are some of the lyrics from John Michael Montgomery's song 'Hold On To Me' that started off the marriage of Ryan and Brandi Powers the night they got married on May 23, 2009 as their wedding song; and it still holds true to the still gushing bride almost four years later.
Brandi, 26, and Ryan, 27, now have a three-year-old son named Rowdy and reside in Texhoma.
Brandi considers Ryan her high school sweetheart and says she loved him from the first time she saw him.
Ryan moved to Texhoma when he was in the 8th grade and he and Brandi dated off and on throughout their high school years.
Ryan currently works as a Lead Tech for Suzlon, where he has been working for the past five years, and Brandi has gratefully accepted the opportunity to help stay home and take care of her son, who is her pride and joy.
"He works hard so I can stay home with Rowdy and he doesn't ever hold that against me," said Brandi. "He still does laundry and dishes and vacuums and cooks. He just goes above and beyond."
Brandi is also extremely grateful for the fact that Ryan is so involved with her family and reaches out to them as well.
"He's selfless. He never thinks about himself, and not only for me, but for my entire family," Brandi said.
Brandi and her younger brother, Micheal, lost their mother in late 2011, but Ryan was right there beside Brandi while she helped care for her mother when she was sick.
"He opened his heart and his home and let my mom move in when she needed to," said Brandi. "He is the epitome of the perfect husband."
Now that their son Rowdy has become an addition to their little family for the past three years, Brandi is as happy as ever and credits a lot of that to her husband.
"I always thought Ryan was an amazing husband, and I thought it couldn't get any better until I saw him be a dad," Brandi said.
Brandi is not the only one that wants to brag about her sweetheart in this family; Ryan feels just as strongly about her.
Although he was working and unable to make it to the interview, Ryan did include his thoughts on his wife of almost four years.
"She is very loving and caring," Ryan said, "and she is a great mother. She is my best friend and an awesome supporter."
In their spare time, Brandi and Ryan enjoy roping and spending time with their son, and Brandi said that Ryan always does something special for her on Valentine's Day. From flowers, to chocolate, to jewelry, to gifts, he always makes her feel special.
"He makes a big deal out of it," she said.
Valentine's plans this year for the couple also include a date night with their son to go see a fun movie that is showing, due to their three-year-old son's request for them to go on a "Balentine's Date."
Brandi says that being married to Ryan and having a family with him is better than she ever pictured it would be.
"If I died tomorrow, I could honestly say I died happy with everything I've ever wanted in a family."
That, in essence, is the kind of love that Valentine's Day is all about celebrating.