1 year. 12 months. 52 weeks. 365 days. 8,760 hours. This day next year marks our wedding day. 30th April 2017. In a year from now I will marry my best friend and the love of my life.
Nick and I have been together since the age of 16. Our friendship blossomed into love. When we first got together I was so scared that a relationship would damage our friendship had it all gone pair shaped. Never had I imagined that 8 years later we would still be together.
8 years. That seems kind of crazy. In some ways it does feel like we have been together a long time, not in a boring way, but in a way that feels solid, comfortable and natural. I feel I know him well but also that there’s still a lot more to discover.
Like every couple we have our ups and downs, go through phases of getting on for days on end and then arguing constantly. But that’s life. 8 years together means we have countless memories and inside jokes. A home, pets, holidays, days out, date nights, midnight chats and special moments we have shared that I wouldn’t want to change for the world.
No one is perfect, but Nick does a lot of things right. I love that he loves romantic comedies as much as me, that he’ll surprise me with a bunch of flowers on the doorstep if we’ve argued, that he leaves notes under my pillow or in my lunch bag (which he makes for me everyday without fail) and that he puts up with all of the odd things I do like sniff his hair. I love that if I suddenly have the urge to bake he’ll pop to the shops and get the ingredients I need and then offers to do the washing up afterwards. The fact that he doesn’t mind that I dedicate a number of hours to my blog and that most of all he just wants me to be happy.
At the end of the day I know Nick will be there for me, wrap me in his arms to make things better, wipe away my tears when something has upset me and love me endlessly. And if he isn’t there I know he’ll be in the other room talking to our guinea pigs which fills my heart with so much warmth.
365 days until our forever begins.
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