In 2002, you took me to the beach. It was 3 weeks after we met and all my thoughts were consumed by my hopes and dreams for the life we could have someday if you felt the same way. We drove along the coast, listening to loud beats with the windows down and my hair blowing wildly in the breeze. Exchanging smiles every few miles and most definitely holding hands, we made it to our destination.
It was all so easy. I remember laying in the sand, sun in our eyes and burning your fair skin, we shared. Stories and memories of our lives tumbled out. Meaningful words, filled with love and tears and happiness and heartbreak. I was still learning you – who you were, where you’ve been, your hopes and dreams. We were both so open. So vulnerable. And yet, it felt perfect. We danced around the sand a bit, twirling around on the hot sand. We ran into the water to give our feet some relief, screaming like school children the whole time. I remember feeling like my heart could explode with how simple it was to just be with you. I wanted that day to last forever.
I’m so happy that day, the day I fell in love with you, has spilled over into years of US. Building a life together with you is my most favorite. I feel blessed that all of my hopes and dreams that day in 2002 have come to fruition. I never dreamt of perfect, I dreamt of this.
I’ve been listening to our wedding song, the song you chose for us and surprised me with, all morning. This line couldn’t be more perfect. “I remember thinking, sometimes we walk, sometimes we run away. But I know no matter how fast we are running, somehow we keep up with each other.” I can’t wait to keep up with you, and you with me, as we dance around the world together. You are my favorite and today, and everyday, I celebrate our love.