You’ve been bugging me to write a blog post about you for the longest time, so here goes.
Exactly one year ago today, we met. I remember it as though it was yesterday – I was stressing (no surprises there) because I was running late (as per usual) after going to the zoo with Fran. I don’t think I’ve ever got ready for a first date so quickly in my life and I was so nervous my whole way to the station. I put my favourite song on when I reached Waterloo so that I felt ready to take on the world, but I couldn’t help but worry whether there would be a spark, whether we’d get on, whether you’d even look like your pictures.
You can imagine my delight then when I saw you waiting for me outside Foyles looking more than a little bit like my teenage heartthrob Dougie Poynter!
You took me to the Udderbelly on South Bank, and within minutes you had me at ease. See that’s one of the things I love so much about you – you are such a calming presence, all my friends have said it. You were interesting, we had great banter, and when you kissed me for the first time I definitely went more than a little weak at the knees. I guess it’s not surprising then that we went our separate ways that evening with a promise to meet up again the following day, or that we’ve been inseparable ever since.
The first night you told me you loved me was the first night I just knew that you were The One. I sound so damn cheesy right now and you’re probably reading this either cringing like hell or you’re taking the piss out of me – who knows, I mean I’m writing it in advance so…-but I’ve never felt so certain of anything in my life. They say when you know, you know and it’s so true. I thought I’d felt love before, but in the year that we’ve been together I know that nothing in the past could ever compare to the way I feel about you.
I met you at a difficult time in my life, but you helped me to see my worth, helped put me back on my feet and made me the happiest I’ve ever been. Our lives haven’t been easy this past year, and we’ve had more than our fair share thrown our way, but we’ve come through it stronger than ever and I know you have my back through everything.
I can’t wait to build my future with you. I can’t wait for our flat together, I can’t wait to come to your first premiere when you have the starring role in a blockbuster movie. I’m so proud of you, you inspire me daily and I will always be your number one cheerleader.
Happy first anniversary and here’s to many more years together. I love you so much!