On July 16th 2008 we said "I do". It feels like yesterday we were making the final arrangements for our "special" day. We had waited almost 8 years for this day and when we planned it and we made the arrangements it was not supposed to be on this day but at the end of September and in Venice, not Abu Dhabi's Italian Embassy. Life got in the way of our plans. Within a 4 months period, D lost his mom very suddenly and my dad suffered a severe stroke. He was in hospital and no one knew if it he would make it. Plans were unmade, my dress was cancelled, our wedding planner was let go and we made other plans. I suppose in a way... "Life is what happens to you while you're busy making other plans" John Lennon. This quote is so true and so applicable to our lives.
Regardless of the fact that our wedding day was not what we had envisioned and planned it will stay in my memory as one of the best days of my life. Saying that I wanted him to be my husband through it all and promising to love and cherish his love forever felt like a brand new chapter of our life together. It's weird but in a way, and D knows this, I always felt like we were married to each other from when we got together. We made an unsaid promise to love and never hurt the other person and we stuck to that promise through the years.
D has been my soul mate and my best friend since the day we met back in October 2000. He was the first to say I love you and when he did it all I said was "YOU love ME?" I was in shock that someone as amazing as him could fall in love with someone like me. He swept me off my feet and has never let me down since. I know I am the luckiest girl alive to have such a wonderful man as my best friend and now husband for the last two years. He was truly made for me and he literally is my first and only true love.
This is year is super special as we no longer celebrate just the two of us but Izzy is here with us celebrating the day and reminding us today of all days that miracles can and do happen. I love you my amazing and irresistible husband.. I don't know what I did in a previous life to deserve you but I sure know never to take what we have for granted. I love you.
I found these quotes recently and I saved them for this moment...
"Chains do not hold a marriage together. It is threads, hundreds of tiny threads, which sew people together through the years." Simone Signoret
"A successful marriage requires falling in love many times, always with the same person." Germaine Greer
"Never go to bed mad. Stay up and fight.” Phyllis Diller
Here we were taking our first steps as husband and wife...