today marks quite a special occasion for me.
five years ago, LadySun
and i decided that this would mark the date we officially became a couple
i'm still not sure why that day was decided.
it falls neatly in between valentine's day
and her birthday
. that helps.
the first time we saw each other after we made it official
was March 21, 1997
. it's possible we chose this date to make it one month
from when we started dating.
how do you measure five years
one thousand, eight hundred and twenty six day
forty three thousand, eight hundred and twenty four hour
two million, six hundred twenty-nine thousand, four hundred and forty minute
not that we spent them all together.
the first two years were spent on separate coasts
, with one or both of us in college
; part of it, we were even on separate continent
and we managed to survive the distance and the time, going as many as five months without seeing each other.
was born in 1999.
later that year, i finally graduated
and moved back to my hometown
from then, we were rarely separated.
in late 2000, we started seriously
living together, sharing first a twin bed
in a small room
in an apartment we shared with my mother
, my aunt
, her boyfriend
, and three dog
s. we later moved to a house in the Rockaways
and up to a larger bed
after numerous disaster
s, personal and otherwise
, we moved to New Jersey
, our first house together.
a year ago today
, i asked her to marry me. i didn't know her ring size, so i grabbed her thumb ring
off of the TV and proposed to her, holding it out as my offering
they haven't all been perfect
. what can be, for so long?
we've had our share of fight
s. but they've been more than tempered by the love
she's at work
now. i won't see her again until late tonight
i think the wait will be worth it
I love you with all i am, Jenny