Yesterday was mrlovely and my one year anniversary. To many of you who have been in relationships for many, many years, a year may not seem like a lot but you’ve got to start somewhere right??? In our year we have experienced rather a lot though. We have had some wonderful trips, Paris and London with just the two of us, and a magical sailing trip last summer as a whole family as well as some weekend getaways. I have gotten to know a whole group of new people, mrlovely’s friends and family, and mrlovely has gotten to know a whole new group of people, my friends and family. We have even introduced our ‘groups’ to each other. In our year we have most importantly made the huge decision to get married, something that will happen in three months and a week from today…but who’s counting 😉
Some may think we are hurtling towards the altar, while the people who truly know us as a couple probably think we are doing what we are supposed to do. I love the Coelho quote that I posted at the top of this post because it rings so true to me, in fact I want to frame it and post it on my wall!!! I am a very superstitious girl, I believe in fate and I believe in karma. I know that something, somewhere out there brought mrlovely and I together. It’s the kind of feeling you get when you meet someone and you feel like you have known them for years. When the most natural thing for you to do is open up to that person and know that the person really understands you. I have been in relationships before where there has been some nagging feeling in the back of your mind, when there is something you want to change about the other person…that should be a warning sign!!! I’m not saying you should accept everything and agree on everything, that would be boring anyway at the end of the day, but you shouldn’t want to change another person for them to be right for you. It is ok to disagree but ultimately you have to respect each other as the people that you are.
So yesterday was our anniversary and for both of us it felt like the beginning of something…the beginning of the rest of our lives. It was special, it felt special to both of us. It felt somehow significant and that felt really good. We didn’t make a huge deal out of celebrating, we just kept it sweet and simple.
Mrlovely bought me this beautiful spring bouquet of flowers and wrote me a sweet little card. We ordered sushi, lit candles and sat on the floor eating our dinner Japanese style. We had decided not to buy each other anything since we are being careful with our cash now up until the wedding. I had written mrlovely a rather special note in his little note book that I have given him though…it’s a little book that lies in his lunch box, a book that I write little notes for him to read while he eats his breakfast on the train every morning… We also made the obligatory Facebook declarations of love and probably made half of our friends sick with our soppy sweetness 😉
It was a really lovely evening. We had time to sit and relax and chat, just the two of us. With every day that goes by we are one day closer to our big day… And we can hardly wait!!!