March 27, 2017

Seventh Anniversary

It has been seven years since our wedding vows. Nearly thirteen years since we first met. Which means we’ve been married for a little over half the time we’ve known each other. Crazy.

Lately I’ve been thinking a lot about the first time we met. It was a chance encounter in a hallway at work. I instantly liked him but the timing wasn’t right. I found myself thinking “I hope I end up with someone like him one day,” and then was immediately struck by what an awkward thought that was, especially because I had a boyfriend at the time. He seemed so warm and friendly, and I wanted to stay talking in that hallway forever.

Our paths didn’t cross again for at least a year when I switched projects. We were fast friends. Despite all the time we spent working together, and outside of work together as friends, it still took me another two years to finally work up the courage to let him know I liked him. And I only worked up the courage to tell him because I felt like the opportunity was going to slip away.

Now, I can’t imagine how life could have turned out any differently! He is the perfect partner for me, whose strengths match my weaknesses. We are better people because we have each other in our lives. I can’t believe how lucky I am. I adore our life together, and the wonderful family we’ve created. I couldn’t ask for anything more.

This year will see a lot of changes.

Nicole is going to kindergarten, which means the kids will be in different locations during the day. There will be homework, and community volunteering. I continue to try and grow my business into something non-trivial so I can justify the time I spend home with the kids, which is becoming more and more of a necessity. Domingo has also been on more travel lately, and expects it to continue. Our move to the suburbs make all of these changes so much more tractable. I’m eager to see what this year brings.

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