20 years ago today, I was placing books in my locker when a guy named Joe strolled up to me, leaned against the lockers, smiled, and changed my life.
Our love story began 20 years ago. I still can't believe it's been this long. It sounds cliche, but we have had our share of extreme ups and extreme downs. We've broken each others' hearts. We've seen each other go through surgeries, seen each other disabled, seen each other depressed, seen each other grieve, seen each other frightened, seen each other struggle, seen each other feel lost.
Through it all, we never gave up. It wasn't just love that kept us going. It's that we value each other and truly respect each other. We try to understand each other's motivations and honour what is important to us individually. We both want each other to be better and do better, but we accept each other where we are at.
Honesty, trust, compassion, and communication. That keeps us going.
He's sweet and funny and corny. He's a bit nerdy just like me. He's patient and calm, whereas I'm impatient and neurotic. He's just the best for me.😊 Happy anniversary @