We turn 14 today!
Today, November 7th, is 14 years from the night Arwen and I started down the crazy path of life together. I don't think either of us could have imagined that night that we'd find ourselves together so many years later, on the the verge of yet another something new. We've pretty much grown up together and seen each other through so many different stages: he took me to my high school prom, we left home together and experienced those first thrilling years of living on our own, we enjoyed ourselves (a little too much) through the college party years, we studied hard together through the college study years, we went through the agonizing transition from the idyll of college life to the routine of corporate life, we bought our first car, our first home, adopted our sweet puppy... and just around the corner is the brave new world of becoming parents together.
We've made lots of mistakes, we don't always see eye to eye, and it hasn't always been pretty or perfect, but I think all the time about how unfathomably lucky we are to have each other. I never thought I'd meet someone as weird as me. I never thought I'd find someone I could trust so completely. I never thought it was possible to grow and change and become someone new, and yet at the same time hold on to the reassuring security of being loved by someone unconditionally. Arwen is my best friend, my partner in crime, my protector, my everything.
So uh... I guess today we're getting to see the flip side of these wacky pregnancy hormones. I guess the grumpy ones are taking a break and the sentimental mooshy ones are taking over!