Today isn’t the weekly update, I will pop that up on Wednesday instead because today is a very special day.
You see, today I have been married for two years! That’s 730 days spent with my incredible husband. And I am still so stoked every time I get to say the word husband!
We have been together for a decade this year, during that time we lived 321 kilometres apart for four years while he went to university and I started my first job.
That was many, many kilometres of driving, hours on the bus and jealously guarded weekends spent together. As well as countless texts, Whatsapps and Facebook messages sent and hours on the phone. At one point I’m sure all his varsity friends were convinced I was a figment of his imagination…
We have lived under the same roof for four years and have been on our own for another four. We bought our first house two years ago – just before we got married – and celebrated the second anniversary of that milestone last week.
In the time we have been together we have fostered many litters of kittens until we adopted our two gorgeous creatures, had one car stolen from our first flat in Joburg, and now we are expecting our first child.
When I look back on our time together I am in awe of the adventures we have had in such a short amount of time. I cannot wait to see what the future holds for the two of us and am excited for the experiences to come.
It is a truly special thing when you find someone who you look forward to being by your side when you head into your 30s, begin the journey of starting a family, and can see sitting beside you in that rocking chair on the porch at the end of a lifetime.
Looking back I am incredibly humbled by our life together so far, by our love and support of each other and the sheer contentment that I feel with him. I can’t wait to get home to him at night, I miss him when he goes away and I still get a thrill to think that he’s mine. I love him and it has gotten deeper, richer and more fulfilling with each day that passes.
To make a long story short, there is no one on earth I would rather have by my side than this man. I am ridiculously excited to see him with our daughter, I can’t wait to find out what kind of dad he will be and there is not a doubt in my mind that this little girl already has him wrapped around her finger.
I love you Babe, here’s to many, many more anniversaries in our future!