Sunday, September 1, 2013

September 2012

Nearly one year. And the wedding seems like it was just a few weeks ago. Wedding. Honeymoon. Kids' birthdays. New cars. Home maintenance. Change jobs.

So many things have happened in the last lap around the sun and I can hardly remember half of it. I've never been so happy, and I've never felt such intense pain. Even though it's only been such a short time, watching the kids growing up has been a good experience.

I've changed so much, I barely recognise myself. Went from being full vegetarian all my life to being a carnivore. Changed from cat person to dog person. Changed from city slicker to country liver. Changed from being an individual to being half of a team. Changed from cold, lonely nights to having the love of my life to snuggle up close to on those cold winter nights (yes Max, I still remember your speech at our wedding!).

And all of it for the better. I could say I've changed. I could also say I've improved.

Some people say that the first year is the hardest year. You learn the other person, how to live with them, what they are really like. There have been times when i have been vexed, when I've felt like going out into the shed and hitting the old punching bag. But there have been great times, glorious times where everything was right with the world and nothing could take away my happiness. I love my wife, completely, unconditionally.

May I always do the best I can for her, my love.

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