This is my anniversary post, but not a blog anniversary. A LOVE anniversary.
Three years ago on this day I met Clint. (Except, three years ago, it was a Sunday, and it was Mother's Day).
Three years ago, I met my best friend and my future.
Three years ago my 'love luck' turned around, and I found the person I wanted to be with.
This wasn't our first date. It was just the first time we met. As I've already admitted, we met on an online dating site. Clint was just looking for 'friends' and dating, and I didn't really know what I wanted. I wanted to have fun - and not worry about drama or anything serious.
This is where we first saw each other.
Clint wasn't originally interested in meeting me because apparently he could tell from my profile that I would become a girlfriend. He didn't think he wanted one. (Which makes sense because he wasn't originally from Saskatchewan).
However, he met me, and decided to ask me out on a date (couldn't live without me -haha). We went out the Friday after we met. I guess that should, technically, be our anniversary, I choose the day we met.
I wouldn't say we met each other and knew we belonged together, we didn't think we were soul mates upon meeting, and it wasn't love at first sight. It was like at first sight and probably a bit of lust (I hate that word) at first sight. We wanted to get to know each other, and we did. I don't remember when we had the 'exclusive' talk. I think Clint went on a couple of already planned dates with other girls in the first week, and that's fine. Within a few weeks, we were only dating one another, and we didn't need to have a discussion about it.
It took us a while to make the big moves. We dated for four months, and then he moved back to Ontario for four months - to make me go crazy. After he came back, we shared the "I love you's" and started planning a future. Although, the fact that we stayed together while he was gone, pretty much means we knew we had something together.
A year after we first met, we took a trip to Mexico together.
For anybody who has read my blog, you know about Clint, about how we met, and you probably know how grateful I am for him. So I'm not going to talk about our entire three years together. They've been good, fun, and wonderful, and full of love, encouragement, and respect.
Here are some things about our us:
We aren't perfect. We both know and accept it.
Sometimes we bicker (usually when company is over so we all feel uncomfortable (haha)).
We don't always agree on things. (I usually pull out google to win though).
We aren't always full of romance. In fact we are perfectly happy, just watching something on Netflix.
We're both basically introverts. We don't mind going out, but also like the fact that we don't always have to be social.
But we love each other fiercely.
While we aren't the perfect couple, our love for each other is perfect.
We know what we have, and we aren't going to do anything to lose it.
He's a bit of a geek, and I'm a bit of a nerd, and we meet up in the middle. We are weird, and embrace the weird.
We both know how lucky we are to have found one another. Even though, it's not what we were looking for when we met, things have worked out perfectly for us (in my most humble opinion). We know we will be building our future together now, and the house was one first step of many together.
I'm lucky enough to have had three years with him, I hope for many many more.
He's not my longest relationship, but it's my favourite.
Nobody makes me laugh like he does, comforts me like he does, makes me feel safe like he does, or encourages me like he does. I can honestly say I've always thought soul mates were a bit of a ridiculous Joey and Dawson thing. Maybe it still is something silly, but I'm okay with that. He's the person I've been waiting for. I found him (with the help of the Internet).
That's it. I fall more in love with this guy every day. I love the crazy moments, the quiet moments, and the in between moments.
Happy Anniversary to us!
"Write it on your heart that every day is the best day in the year."
Ralph Waldo Emerson
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