I’m not one for anniversaries, particularly at the month mark, but what better way to start a week with something pseudo-momentous, and when I have five friends who’ve married and divorced in under a year, I’d call this significant. Six months ago today I married my best friend (sappy, I know. As Geoff himself would say, “Blech!” We are NOT PDA type of people!).
It has been a fabulous and wonderful six months. He has shown me support, picked me up when I’ve felt down, made me laugh, and pushed me to do things I never thought possible.
Despite his traffic outbursts and love of Mario Kart and mayonnaise, he’s truly my other half and I can’t imagine one second of my life without him!
I can’t remember if I shared our story, but we met March 6, 2006, my first day with our mutual employer in our fine city of Washington, DC.
He resigned from the company that same day, but was counteroffered to stay. Lucky for me i had more time to get to know him.
I asked about him to friends, but they said he had a long-term girlfriend whom he had moved from New York to be near. Oh well, I’m not a home wrecker, so we went along just being friends.
In May of 2006 we went on a work retreat to Atlantic City, and we talked for the bulk of the evening. We had so many of the same thoughts and values – despite his old age 🙂
In June 2006, he was still dating the girl, and would often confide in me about his life. One day in particular he said, “I can’t get married. I don’t want to get married.” To which I replied, “One day, when you’re old and gray, do you see yourself with her?” And to that he surprised me and said, “No, I see myself with you.”
It was not long thereafter that we began dating. He supported me then through many ups and downs and we began to push one another in our careers.
We celebrated his 30th.
Took many trips together.
And even adopted the true love of our lives.
At the tender young age of 25 (well, young meaning me)..
Geoff asked me to marry him at the stroke of midnight on New Year’s Eve, January 1, 2008.
And 14 months of engagement, pre cana, family stressors later, he still didn’t leave me 🙂
And I stayed with him only for his signature sprinkler dance floor moves.
We continue to explore the globe and live each day to its fullest with one another.
And who knows where life will take us from here, but as long as he’s by my side, it will be the best ride of my life.
He has a particular knack for making me laugh, and he does an amazing job of taking care of me. From placing a blanket over me as I drift off on the couch to yanking me back from oncoming traffic at crosswalks, he does it all. Especially yesterday, his support and love were overwhelming!
I am one lucky lady, and can’t wait for another six months!