Yes, folks for today I celebrate 7 years of married bliss with my husband.
7 years, honestly, I can’t believe it’s that long. We’ve known each other for 10 years now and the mind boggles, it really does. I’ve got so many wonderful memories from our years together, here are the edited highlights.
We first met online, in a little chat room known as Dougs or Columbus chat. Everyone was talking about him “Mitnik’s back.” I heard and I was curious. I was also a bit pissed off when this Mitnik turned up and barely threw a word in my direction so I was flaberghasted when I announced I had to go, that Mitnik typed
*Pinching your bottom as you walk past.*
I blushed all the way home (I used the internet on the Uni computers) and was smitten (or Mitten) from that day on.
I nearly gave up when he rang me a few days later and confused me with a God-awful brummie accent. Thank goodness he moved back to Scouse-land and soon lost the monotone of the midlands. We arranged to meet, well okay, Mitnik rang me one morning. “What are you doing today?”
“Oh, nothing much. Might go in and use the uni computers but that’s it.” “Okay, well I’m at Lime street, I’ll see you in about an hour.”
Yes, I ran round the house in a panic and rushed off to the station.
It was love at first sight, we hugged and held hands all the way home (except for the bit going past Nanna’s house!) and I sat on his knee (shared online joke) and we kissed, oh how we kissed. I remember it so well, the clear summer sun beating down on us through the window,the feel of his body pressed against mine…ah, heaven.
Well, close to it -we got alot closer under a horse chestnut tree a few hours later whilst on a walk round the park. *grins*
The official line is he loved my pavalova so much, he got down on one knee and proposed. The unofficial line is much more scandulous and I daresn’t post incase a family member finds this page and I scar’em for life!!!!
I didn’t hesitate to say “yes” though and we even got some engagement photos done:
It was a windy, but dry and Sunny Saturday and it was a small, select gathering, but oh, it was a beautiful day. We just had a registry office do, at the town hall and we took photos and a video and had a fantastic laugh. It was a great day, no stress and no upset, just how I’d wanted it.
We’ve laughed, cried, hurt and rejoiced but we’ve always been in love, always loved and I’d have it no other way. Now we have our little bunde of joy (and mess making) who wil soon be six and I feel like I’m the luckiest lasdy in the whole world to have such a fantastic family.
So, dear reader, tell someone special you love them today -it’s a good day for it!
And dearest Mitnik, thank you so much. I love you, always.