Little did I know years and years ago that opening the door at a party would change my life forever. On the other side of the door was a teenage boy from a neighboring high school. Someone I had never met before. Someone I would in turn become friends with, then really close friends.
A few years after we met, we started "going out". From that moment of going out, our lives just continued on together, with out ever taking a break from our relationship. We officially consider our anniversary December 2, even though we were together before that. I suppose when a relationship blossoms out of friendship, it's really hard to pick one specific day.
Yesterday was that day. The day we chose years ago to celebrate our anniversary. Seventeen years later. Our December 2nd anniversary always trumped our wedding anniversary because we were together for six and a half years before tying the knot. It just didn't seem right to forget about our original anniversary.
Now quite honestly this is where I admit to my faults. I forgot it was yesterday. It would have hit me like a bag of bricks on the head when I saw the date or heard December Second! But none the less, the day and it's meaning came out over a series of emails between J and I. He casually slipped in, you know I didn't forget about today. Then my mind thinks, today, today, what is today? Damn it, December 2nd!
So we agree on dinner out. It was Mariachi night at our local favorite Mexican Restaurant. As we sat there eating dinner, being serenaded in a language I can grasp bits and pieces of, my eyes welled up. I looked across the table at my husband with our two girls and really felt the moment. I felt how incredible it is to be 34 and to have spent half of my life with my man.
To top the night, J bought me a pair of boots I've been drooling over on the Anthropologie website for a couple of months now. The same boots that were out of stock online (and no longer on the webpage). They fit like a glove and are even more glorious in person...
Now if I could have only done so well in the gift department. My past trials and tribulations trying to buy him a special gift! Sigh...