"You are, and always have been, my dream."
~Nicholas Sparks-The Notebook
So in true"sharing" nature I'm going to get personal.
One year ago Dan and I promised to be each other's "somebody." We flew to a beautiful island surrounded by family and promised to stay together, love each other and, well, put up with each other forever. We made promises that day that we wrote. I won't share Dan's (not my place) but I very much like what I said that day (I wrote it that afternoon-I do best under pressure).
So if you're interested here it is:
When I think of our beginning I start with that first meeting in the Schiphol airport. I had come out of the wrong door and waited like an idiot for at least 20 minutes, holding an outdated, useless cell phone, until I realized my mistake.
When I found you it was like the air had left your body. My bumbled apologies were ignored as you just grabbed me and held me close. I was found. I was home.
Leaving you that first time was the hardest thing I had ever done. We were that sobbing couple in the airport. I was that runny nose person no one wants to make eye contact with in the passport line. Oh, and the poor man who sat next to me on the plane-I wish I could apologize to him.
Four years later we are finally beginning a life together. It is sure to have new challenges, adventures, and brand new annoyances on both of our parts. So here is what I can promise you....
I promise to help you through sugar highs and lows, even shoving M & M's in your mouth when needed. I'll support whatever happens in the future with this disease we both hate for what it does to you.
I promise to listen to all of your stories even for the fifth or sixth time-except one-and you know which I mean. (Inside family joke)
I promise to celebrate your successes, console your loses and not sweat the small stuff.
I promise to be proud of you for your strength, intelligence, massive good looks and sarcastic nature.
But most of all I promise to be your home as you are mine. To fill it with love, romance and excitement whenever we have the chance.
Because this, us, is home. And as you always say-it's going to be great.