Ten years ago yesterday, I had fallen officially in love with one of my best friends. We hadn't even gone on our first date, but we knew. We are each other's first love--- first everything. We might have been young (I was 19 and he was 17), but we both had this clear vision of love and it has never wavered.
Once a girl finds her prince, the story mostly ends and that is that. However, that is when the real adventure began for us. We have traveled all over the world where we touched Stonehenge, climbed the Tor, looked Kermit the Frog in the eye, walked through Hogwarts, and meditated in Buddhist temples.We attended many conventions where we have met incredible people and were able to see some of our favorites (from Hayao Miyazaki, David Tennant, George Lucas, Joss Whedon). Those are the things we strive to do (among other things), but we also created a home together. We cared for our diabetic cat together for four years and adopted two kittens that needed a good home. We decided to go vegetarian and we haven't spent one night apart since we married six years ago.
There is a lot to say about ten years that I can't fit all in a blog post. I know that I have my other half to complete me, to challenge me, to accept me, and love me. He has taught me to do the same for myself. I couldn't ask for someone sweeter, passionate, heart-warming, or funnier than him. I couldn't have dreamed of a better soulmate, but most of all, of this life that I have with him.
Here's to the decade of adventure (and six years of wedded bliss) and many more years to come. I love you always and forever.