On Saturday June 13th, my Mr. and I celebrated the day we met, 6 years earlier, and the start of our awesome adventure together! Looking back, we have done, seen and accomplished so much together and come so far that it feels like a small lifetime instead of a mere six years!
I can remember clear as day how it all started; sitting jet lagged on a small bridge over the Graslei in Gent, taking in the beautiful sights, listening to the chatter of a small steady croud of tourists and locals alike as they walked by. It was then that I saw him for the first time.He was riding onto the bridge on his bicycle and I spotted him in the crowd, the way you would spot someone you knew. We smiled as he rode by and I commented to my friend about the cute guy on the bike I had just seen. And then he rode by again. And again. And finally, feeling oh so brazen since I was in a foreign country and all, I decided that if he past again, I would stop him and talk to him. I didn’t need to though, because while I distractedly played with my toes, a bicycle wheel and a foot stopped in front of me and jabbered an incoherent phrase ( turns out it was actually just Flemish XP). One thing led to a next and with a super charming awkwardly blurted ”wanna come for a drink with us?” he lead us off to a nice little Irish pub in the heart of his Belgian city. ❤
In our first year alone, we spent innumerable hours chatting over the 5500 and some KMs and 6 time zones, we traveled together to Ireland and New York and he flew in to Montreal in the dead of winter to visit me for my birthday. We traveled back and fourth more times than I care to count right now and finally settled down together in the not-quite-halfway but still neutral grounds of Nova Scotia. Our lives have come so far and I’m so proud of what we have become! We are married, own our home, work on our little piece of land, have a whole little crew of critters that we have just added to and every year our home gets cozier and cozier and we still make each other laugh every day. I don’t think I could be happier or more lucky if I tried and I look forward to a lifetime of more adventures, big and small, that await us!! ❤