Well I guess this is news…
A little over 13 years ago, I feel in love with Chris Moss. Thirteen years ago today, I set out on an amazing adventure across the world with Chris, not knowing what will happen or how life would turn out. Thirteen years later, I am still in love, and life continues to be all that much better because of Chris. Not a day goes by when I don’t think of the two of us growing old together. And I hope that we can do just that.
One day I hope that we can marry (we did), and that we still may make a family, but if neither of those things happen, we will still have each other, and that is plenty for me.
Be sure to check out Chris’s extensive travel post for the holidays.
Ten years ago today I arrived in the United States on a journey that was filled with hope, and built on a new love that had yet to be fully explored. Today, ten years ago, Chris and I landed at LAX and then made our way to DFW where Chris and I started our lives together. It has been an incredible journey that has had its high and low moments, but each step has been something that I have been thankful for every day (well most every day).
The decision to make the move across the Pacific was a very tough one for me. I was leaving people behind that I loved, who were a major part of my life and a stable part of my social environment. I have missed many opportunities to celebrate in the joys that my friends have experienced and the sadness in the loss of dearly loved friends.* It was my decision, but it was a decision that I do not regret, as I have enjoyed the privilege of sharing my life with a man that contributes to my happiness everyday.
Today is about the love that I share with the man whom has been a significant part of my life for the last ten years, and the love that keeps me going every day.
So Happy Anniversary Chris, I hope you have enjoyed our life together as much as I have, and will continue on the journey with me for many years to come.
Side note: We chose today (March 5) as our “anniversary” date as this was the day that we officially started our lives together as a couple. Even though we had known each other for some time prior to this date, it seemed appropriate that we used this date as our date.
* Since arriving here, I have developed many wonderful friendships where I have experienced their joys and our collective sadness over the years.