Gems, Jewels, Love and Life

Saying yes to love June 20 2014, 1 Comment

Five years ago at this time, I was a nervous wreck. I hadn’t slept at all the night before because my heart was bursting with love and anticipation, and my mind kept going over every possible “what if” scenario, feeling a little fearful. I was 40 years old, and I had dreamed of this day my whole life, literally since the age of five. I had waited all this time to find "the one", and there I was, about to embark on this next chapter of my journey. I was about to say “I do” to the next leg of the trip, the one where I travel with a partner. Of course I was a little fearful.

But the moment walked out and saw him there waiting, so ready for me, the moment our eyes met, a great peace washed over me. A soft, tender, powerful knowing that soothed my anxious mind and melted all the fear away. And all that remained was love. Him, me, and love.

Our wedding was absolutely magical, but nothing in comparison to our marriage. And (lucky us!) that’s the part we get to create and experience every day; the part that just keeps getting better, richer, fuller, sillier. The part that’s an every day miracle and makes the ride more thrilling than I could ever have imagined. 

Even though it sounds kind of romantic, I won't say that he completes me. Because we were both whole when we met. But he definitely complements me perfectly, and being with him enhances my life in ways I hadn't even thought possible. Our marriage roots me so deeply that it feels safe to fly... I know this sounds a bit contradictory, but it makes perfect sense to me.

I love you Nathan Prevost. My best friend, my partner, my companion, my playmate, my lover, my husband. Here’s to more. More of what we are so blessed to already have.

Happy anniversary my love.