A dozen years

A dozen year | Photograph of Pandora x Disney lady and the tramp charm

12 years. 144 months, 4380 days, 105,120 hours. 12 whole years.

It’s quite the milestone, wouldn’t you agree?

We have already shared so many memories along the way.

It seems crazy that we were just 16 years old when we got together. I never imagined that you would be my always.

Now I can’t imagine a life without you. We have our ups and downs like any couple. Relationships aren’t easy. When we fight, we fight passionately. But that’s only because we care.

99 per cent of the time I feel like the luckiest person in the world because I found you, my other half. My partner in crime. My guardian jester.

I’m lucky because you look at me as if I’m the only girl in the world.

Because you choose to watch a romantic comedy over an action every time.

Because you love me at my worst and will go out of your way to make me laugh even on the darkest days.

Because you speak to our guinea pigs when you think no one is watching and it makes my heart melt.

Because you’ll go on a Ben and Jerry’s run or leave a note under my pillow, just because.

Because even though we’re opposites in so many ways, we’re alike in every other.

Because we make a really good team, and that counts for so much.

Because even though you drive me insane, I’m insanely in love with you.

Because you are my best friend and my family. Because you are my everything.

And you make me the happiest, you really do.

Sometimes I wonder whether it’s too good to be true, too good to last.

But we’ve made it this far, and I have every faith that this is a once in a lifetime kind of love. The kind of love that will never run out. I mean how can it? my heart is full to bursting with the love I feel for you.

I don’t know how it’s possible, but with every passing year, our bond strengthens and grows. Maturing as we grow older, I suppose.

Almost three years ago, on the 30 April 2017, I meant every word of our wedding vows, and today the words couldn’t be truer.

I take you to be my best friend, my faithful partner and my one true love.
I vow to pretend I’m interested in your latest obsession and snuggle you as often as possible.
I promise to encourage you, to grow with you and to love you truly through good times and bad.
I will forever be there to laugh with you, to lift you up when you are down and to love you unconditionally through all of our adventures in life together.

Here’s to another dozen years of adventures, my love.