Today is an important day for me.
It’s not a birthday. It’s not an anniversary.
I don’t have any exciting plans for today. I’m not launching anything. I don’t have an announcement to make, a revelation to share or even a particularly brilliant point to make.
But today is an important day for me.
I talk about lots of things here on the blog. I talk about words. I talk about books, music, my health and fun activities to do with the kids.
I don’t talk much about my husband in this space. Mainly because when I have something to say to him, I just say it to him.
But it leaves the blog looking a little lopsided. So here’s a WPDA (written public display of affection) to attempt to redress the balance.
And because, as I said, today is an important day for me.
You see, exactly half my lifetime ago, I started dating someone. (This is possibly a generous description of how we got together, but let’s roll with it.) I’d had a mega-crush on him for a few months and thought he was waaaaaaaaay out of my league.
He was gorgeous. He was funny. He was smart. He was gorgeous. He was generous. He was sporty. And did I mention he was gorgeous? Totally the cutest guy in school!
I didn’t think I had a chance. So, half my lifetime ago, I couldn’t believe he was actually interested in me, too.
This morning, when I woke up and saw that gorgeous face, a part of me still couldn’t believe it. (The not-so-inner geeky teen girl part, no doubt.) He’s still all these things. And he’s so very much more. I’ve spent half my life learning all about him, and I feel so incredibly honoured to be able to spend the rest of it learning even more.
From today onwards, I can say that I’ve spent more than half my life with this man.
And it’s a wonderful feeling.
Cameron, thank you. Thank you for making your move, and for seeing something in me back then that I couldn’t yet see in myself. Thank you for the ups, and thank you for sticking with me through the downs. Thank you for teaching me, learning with me, growing with me and believing in me.
Thank you for being you, and thank you for helping me be the best me I can be. Thank you for our family. Thank you for us.
I love you truckloads.
(And you’re still totally the cutest guy in school.)
Do you have a soppy vomit-inducing message to share with your loved one? Load me up with more WPDAs!