5 Years – dedicated to my other half.

This day, 5 years ago something wonderful happened to me…

It was Wednesday 17th of January, and this quirky hot girl from my Classical Civilization class and I had been talking on MSN messenger for an inordinate amount of time now, probably for a good month. I wasn’t sure why (we never talked in class), but nevertheless, we did have some fun conversations ranging from our families, to how we had an adopted Camel that she had somehow thrown out of the window. This Wednesday night another one of our friends (that we both new) came to me on MSN and said “Chris, about her, what do you think?” – and then it hit me. Well lets be honest, I was 17, she was a hot girl – of course I fancied her, but I never in a million years thought she fancied me too. It blew my mind. This friend passes messages between us because we were both so pathetically shy that we wouldn’t talk to each other directly. The end result was that we both knew we fancied each other, and yet neither of us had said it to each other directly. Roll on a weekend of nervousness, and the following Monday before our next Classics class I decided to call her outside school surprising her with a single rose. She seemed happy and we separated so no one would guess what was going on and STILL we hadn’t actually confirmed anything.

That night ANOTHER friend (incidentally the boyfriend of Z at the time) messaged me that he thought she was waiting for a kiss… I knew this and yet I still I didn’t know how it was going to happen. The following Wednesday, the 24th January 2007 we went for a walk on the heath, and sat on a bench. After a good 15 minutes a finally plucked up the courage and sealed the deal.  And that was the start of my amazing journey with her.

5 years on and I think its amazing how we grew as a couple. We are no longer the shy people we were when we first got together. We’re always communicating, if not too much.  We have both supported each other through highs and lows. We have helped each other grow into adults and seen each other change -for the better. I have graduated university, she next year, and I can’t wait for the next stage of our lives to begin together. Its kind of like we’re starting again because we’re in a new stage of our lives, but we have this amazing backbone to help us go through the amazing journey together.

I know its not very long, but she knows that this for me is a lot of effort.

Just know I love you.

Here’s a mini-slideshow of us throughout the ages. 🙂


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