THIS POST IS SEVEN YEARS IN THE MAKING…
It was a normal November evening seven year 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 seven years later blah blah blah…” but I can’t. Why? 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 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.
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 married her because I wanted to spend the rest of my life with her. She makes me feel like I’ve never felt before in my life, and still does on a daily basis.
This woman is, without question, 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 was searching for my entire life. And we’ve battled through quite a bit of diversity over the past few years so we can be together, but I don’t think either one of us would change a single thing.
The obstacles that we’ve had to overcome during the past seven years 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, I’d like to reflect back on our years together in pictures. I’m sure you’ll see one constant in these pictures…