I think I should take some time here to explain something else that might be classified as “personal.”
I have been with Greg now for 12 years. They have been 12 wonderful years. I am so lucky to have someone who not only understands me, but actually likes to be around me. I never thought in my wildest dreams that I would ever find anyone who could do that. I am a terribly complex, challenging individual who is probably not the easiest person in the world to get along with at times.
I am loud, brash, outspoken. Greg is very reserved, very smart, doesn’t say a lot. So, why? Why are we so perfect for each other?
I thought about it, and I must admit I hadn’t thought about this at all really in all the time we have been together until just now. I just like being around Greg so much because he was the first person I ever met in person that spoke my language. He understood everything that I liked, he understood everything I desired to do. He was a missing piece in a vast puzzle that was my life in 2005. He really was the right person to come along at the right time and give me crucial inspiration to what I was doing.
Our courtship began in January, and we officially became a couple on March 26, 2005. It was in this very city of Knoxville, on a Friday afternoon jaunt down here after classes were done, that we fell in love for good. The days, weeks and years that followed have been so magical. So wondrous. We have done lots of things and gone many places and, yet, there is still so much more we would like to do.
We have had our ups and downs, but we have always been there for each other. I love him dearly, and as we approach 12 years as a couple and 2 years as a married couple, I look forward to the years ahead and couldn’t be happier.
I truly am lucky.