On Being Married 

You know when you see two people walking together, and somehow they just fit? Or a piece of a puzzle, when you automatically find the exact spot where it should slide? It feels right; there is no jamming it into place. It moves unobtrusively together as if they should have never been apart.

I’m not sure Ashay and I initially fit that description many years ago when we first met. He was fresh and beautiful, the epitome of tall, dark, and very handsome. I, twelve years older than him, was small and pale, sad, and broken.

Somehow, in an off-chance way (and the best meet-cute story I’ll ever be able to tell in my entire life), we found each other. Our eyes met, our hearts locking almost in an instant. And from that moment on, we never looked back.

Today we celebrate 24 years of marriage. We have moved steadily through the vows we took….

~ in good times and bad

~ in sickness and in health

~ richer and poorer

~ loving each other as long as we both shall live

~ This past year has presented its own set of challenges, heartache, and hard times, but together we have been moving through those in partnership and love. Stronger than ever.

We made a life, and we made a family. Life has become fuller and ripe with possibilities. We move together like two pieces of a puzzle. Somehow, we fit.

And he is still the most beautiful tall, dark and handsome man I’ve ever seen!

Happy Anniversary, my love!

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