4 years ago today, on December 8th, 2006, April and Adam D tied the knot. We’ve been living happily together ever since. Our story follows as a mini-tribute to what has felt like a whirlwind adventure of fun, love and surprisingly happy moments to me.
Our story began over 10 years ago; when I met Adam at a New Year’s Day party in New Hampshire at the home of my then-boyfriend’s parents. All of us were friends and we watched lots of Anime together, talking and laughing and eating fruit with strawberry dip. I was drawn to Adam’s shy but intelligent mannerisms; his tall and dark and handsome looks and his wonderfully full laughter. Later, I would find out, he was also drawn to me.
After some years with that then-boyfriend-turned-fiance-turned-husband-turned-ex husband, I moved to Virginia to get my head back in the right space, so to speak. The night before I was to leave New England, Adam D asked if there was anything he could do to make me stay.
I wasn’t ready at that time to respond in any coherent manner and ran South, as planned.
A year later, after many visits and a lovely camping trip, I was headed back North. WITH Adam D.
We lived in “sin” for a while and got moved into a lovely rental, from which I’m ever-so-hesitant to consider moving!
When we got married it was a small ceremony, with Adam’s folks and a few of our friends in front of our Congregational church’s Reverend. I wore a beautiful, short blue dress and walked myself up the aisle to my Adam. It was a simple and yet touching event followed by take-out Chinese at our place.
We went on our honeymoon the following May in France, where we got to catch up with families I had met during my studies abroad in college. We also took a trip to the Loire valley and I swear the castles were even prettier with Adam there to enjoy them with me.
Then, that summer, we celebrated large-style with a BBQ at a state park with all of our friends and family in attendance. It was a blast!
There are, of course, small moments when one of us will frustrate the other and will likely always be a few of those along the way, but on the whole this has been a wonderful ride and I look forward to another 40 more. Or, as I told Adam this morning, another 400! Come on real life; catch up to Science Fiction!
We may both be working today but we’ve celebrated already and tend to celebrate each day as another blessing. A mentality that has really helped get me through some otherwise rough days. Adam D professes his love for me, and I for him, daily and in simple words and actions. We love each others bodies and enjoy them together in very happy ways.
He still manages to surprise me with laughter and his thoughtfulness and I can only hope I still do the same for him. He is my friend, my lover, my confidant, my wonderful-hug-giver, and my husband. Together, we form Team D!, as we often call ourselves: a partnership of awesome. I continue to be baffled by how easy he is to love and how lucky I am.
Here’s to uncomplicated, unfettered love and the people with whom we have been lucky enough to find such blessings.
Please feel free to share your own partnership stories below. How did you find your hug-giver, your lover, your best friend; anyone who makes you happy just to think of them? If you’re looking for that relationship; what qualities are you seeking? What most draws you to potential partners? Or are you loving the single-life-freedoms? What do you most enjoy about a life un-tied to others? Share-it-up! 🙂