This post is TWO years in the making (and honestly…it’s a re-post from last year, but I’ve totally updated it with two years worth of pics and I think it deserves to be seen again).
It was a normal November evening two years ago when I received an unusual friend request on my Facebook page. It was from a name I didn’t recognize…at all. But I accepted it because a note attached to the request said that she read my blog…so I figured it couldn’t be such a bad thing. After I accepted the friend request, a message then arrived in my inbox:
“Glad to see that my friend request wasn’t creepy.
Yes, I *do* worry about those kinds of things. heh”
No…it wasn’t creepy at all.
And thus began a 90+ message frenzy that was the beginning of something very special. I wish I could say something like, “Little did I realize that one year later blah blah blah…” but I can’t.
Well, quite frankly, I knew from the very beginning that she was “the one”. I know that sounds crazy, and for a little bit I almost scared Sunshine away…but the fact of the matter is that I’ve known from the very beginning.
From our first couple of messages it was quite clear that there was a connection. As those couple of messages turned into couple of DOZEN messages, and the hours turned into days turning into weeks, I absolutely knew that this girl was special. That what we shared wasn’t just a “shooting the breeze” type of friendship or relationship.
And y’know what? I was thinking about making this post one great big “swoon-fest of mushiness”…I mean, it’s our two-year anniversary, after all. But I’m going to try to hold off a bit.
Actions speak louder than words, and there are very few words that I can say that can show Sunshine I love her more than I do on a daily basis. I want to spend the rest of my life with this woman…and once we figure out a way to work through this whole 3-hour long-distance relationship thing, I’m certain that we will.
She makes me feel like I’ve never felt before: truly, unabashadly, unapologetically, gloriously happy. It’s not just “walking on the clouds”, either. It’s deeper than that. MUCH deeper.
This woman is my soulmate.
And I know it’s probably cliche to toss that word around, but so be it. It’s true. As cheesy as it may sound, she completes me. She is the woman I’ve been searching for my entire life. And we’ve battled through quite a bit of diversity over the past couple of years in order to be together…and I don’t think either one of us would change a single thing.
The obstacles that we’ve had to overcome have made us realize just how great of a thing we have together. Because we’ve fought and scratched and clawed our way to happiness, we don’t take anything that we share for granted.
Not a single moment.
So as we spend this anniversary together this upcoming weekend, I’d like to reflect back on the past two years…OUR years…in pictures. I’m sure you’ll see one constant in these pictures…