A year ago tonight I drove to Reading to go on a date with a man I had barely met. I remember I got totally lost as to where the car park was so had to drive around trying to bay park worrying I was going to be late. I remember as clear as day that it was freezing and I waited outside our meeting spot for him. I'll never forget the moment he came over, said my name and gave me a hug. We went and saw 'New Years Eve' in the cinema and he kissed me on the bridge afterwards. The rest, as they say, is history...
The 18/12/11 changed my world completely upside down and still a year later he is still doing that to me. Simon is my best friend, my constant support, my ear to speak/vent/cry to and the one person I honestly could not live without.
He gets me. He accepts my flaws. He tells me when I am wrong and pushes me to go for things. I am his biggest fan and I always will be. He still makes me laugh as much as the day I met him. He still annoys me as much as the day I met him. It is just so gratifying to know and have him in my life.
Just over the one year together we have done so much and I can't wait to make more memories with him. I love him more than he'll ever know. I see him as the man I am going to move in with, he's the person I want to walk down the aisle to and I do see him as the father of our kids. I remember when I went through my Sex and the City obsession and Carrie said something in a scene that has stayed with me since - "I'm looking for love. Real love. Ridiculous, inconvenient, consuming, can't-live-without-each-other love."
I found it.
Simon, Happy Anniversary. Thank you for introducing me to love.