Someone once told me that when you find the person you are meant to spend the rest of your life with you’ll know it, a moment will present itself. My moment was presented to me 13 years ago on Saturday, May 13, 2000. My friend of 4 years caught me by surprise and kissed me for the first time. He even said to me, “when are you going to realize I’m the man you’re supposed to marry.” In that moment, in that kiss I knew I would spend the rest of my life with him. In that moment I saw a life full of love, hope and possibility with just that man. Three years after that first kiss, 10 years ago today we got married and sealed our lives together with another kiss full of love, hope and even more possibility.
I’m so very lucky to have found the love of my life so early. Through thick and thin, in sickness and in health over the last ten years my husband has truly shown me what it means to be partners in life. People ask us a lot why we seem so happy or what’s our secret. All I know is every day I try to tell him/show him that I love him. Every day there is laughter in my life. Every day I’m so thankful to wake up next to him. Every day I’m not afraid to give love or accept love. Every day I’m with him I know I become a better version of myself. There’s no secret, every day isn’t perfect but I know every day I wouldn’t want to be with anyone other than him. Happy anniversary, my love.