An Anniversary Love Story
4 years ago Alan made a silly decision. He thought it would be a good idea to marry this crazy, whacked out girl.
I am sure he has been regretting that day ever since.
To say I keep things interesting and keep him on his toes would be an understatement of the decade. To say he is loved beyond measure would also be an understatement.
In these short four years we have experienced a lot of lifes ups and downs. Shortly after from coming home from our amazing Jamaican honeymoon I was notified that I was out of a job. I was unemployed and depressed. Most people feel a bout of sadness and emptiness when they realize that all those months of hyper planning for the wedding are over. Not only did I have that, but I also was mourning the loss of a job and my hair. Yes, I butchered my hair in a fit of “I need to find myself”. Let me tell you, if you cut off all your hair to find yourself you will only find yourself in the bathtub crying hysterically becaue you have no hair. True story.
Blissfully unaware that while I was in Jamaica I was also losing my job.
Somehow we made it through that night, and many other nights. I found a new job. We bought a condo. We packed. We moved. We thought we needed to have more responsibility so we got a dog. Then we faced many sleepless nights dealing with kennel training and a puppy crying and peeing all the time.
It was a good thing he was so cute. He was such a pain!
We bickered and we made up. Sleep deprivation makes you say things that you shouldn’t and makes you cry when normally you would laugh. We faced times of being broke and having to cut coupons and pinch pennies. We also faced affluence and the ability to buy the things that we need and want. We faced Alan getting a new job and me applying for promotions. We toured Europe with my in-laws and have made visits to Colorado, California, Canada, Maine and Maryland.
Alan and I in Europe
We have faced illnesses and healthier times. Four years doesn’t seem like enough years to cover all that we have dealt with together.Four years would seem so much longer, harder and unbearable if through it all we weren’t holding hands.
Alan is my best friend and I couldn’t imagine not having him in my corner going through life. I couldn’t imagine not being in his either. Life is easier when you know that you have someone that you trust by your side. Always saying how proud they are of you and that you can go, do, achieve more than you, yourself can dream and think you can do. To say Alan makes me a better person doesn’t do his character justice. He raises me up so I can reach past the stars and see more than I ever dared to see before.
Remember that time I ran 26.2 miles? Yeah, couldn’t have done it without months and months of his support and reassurance that I could do it.
So this post is for you, Alan. I love you. You are my best friend. I have adored you since before I could say I loved you. Truthfully though, I have loved you since I met you seven years ago when you were homesick and I wasn’t looking for a relationship. Here is to many, many, many more hard, fun, sad, long, happy, quick, full years. We can get through anything as long as we are together! You bring out the best in me!