Friday, 1 June 2012

Happy 4th Anniversary

I can't believe it's been 4 years already. Well, Monday marks the 4 year anniversary between Theresa and I. Yes I know, 4 years isn't that long compared to some of you who are already married but for someone who's about to turn 22, 4 years is a long time. That's almost 20% of my life being with someone.

And I couldn't imagine being with anyone else.

This is where you go "d'aww" or puke.

If you haven't read the story of how we hooked up, you can read about it here. I'd like to dedicate this post to her. And I know she is going to get embarrassed when she finally reads this. I highly doubt she's reading my blog while on her vacation to China because China has really terrible internet.

This is probably the mushiest post I've ever typed up so if you hate that kind of stuff, I'd advise you to stop right now and leave a comment about bacon or something. It's fine, I understand.

So where do I start about her?

Yes, where to being?

Theresa and I went to an academic high school. The so called "best" students from each Junior High were pulled and placed there. But despite being one of the best of the best in our graduating class she mostly kept to herself, never boasting her accomplishments and didn't draw attention. That was the kind of girl she was. Humble, demure, and reserved. She acted in every way a classy lady.

And then you had me, on the opposite spectrum.

I ranked somewhere in average rank in terms of grades and my personality was completely different. If my somewhat taller physique didn't make me more already noticeable, some off-hand comment or remark would do the job just as well. Most people either found me to be good company or absolutely irritating. I saw things in a different light and that was reflected in my mannerisms. I'd been called many things before, but "boyfriend material" was not usually one of them.

And so imagine the surprise of our classmates (and myself) when Theresa agreed to date me.

Probably something like this.

University life has not exactly been the easiest thing for me. And at any given time Theresa could have left me for a boyfriend with a brighter future. Someone drowning in scholarships, with a 4.0 GPA or stable career path.

But she didn't.

Despite any problems we may have had, regardless of my shortcomings and failures, and even against the wishes of her parents she continued to date and love me unconditionally. She isn't secretly crazy with bodies hidden in a basement, she doesn't have unpredictable mood swings, nor is she using me for her own personal or financial goals. The only thing she asks of me is my company which I am more than happy to give.

Pretty much my reaction whenever I see her online.

Seriously, what more could I ask for in a significant other? I'm actually having trouble typing this post up not because I'm running out of things to say, but because everytime I think of something to say I stop typing and end up lost in thought, just thinking about her. All while having this stupid grin on my face.

And then I snap out of it and I try to compose my thoughts in a coherent and elegant manner. You know, without sounding like some obsessed fanboy. I'm trying so hard to describe this wonderful person in my life and I really don't think I'm doing her justice.

So before I start rambling like an idiot, I'm just going to wrap up quickly here. Theresa has been an irreplaceable part of my life and means the world to me. I know I'd be a completely different person had she not said yes 4 years ago and for that, I am extremely grateful.

Thank you for 4 wonderful years Dear, I love you.

37 comments:

  1. I sure do love bacon...........................Nah jk but kind of seriously I love bacon but that's not the end of my comment.

    Congrats on 4 years man that is a big milestone regardless of your age! She sounds like a great wife, friend and person. That was a nice post dedication you did for her :) I hope you guys have another 100 happy years together.

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  2. Ain't no shame in being in love, homie. Way to be.

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  3. that is sweet :)
    congratulations.

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  4. Awww this was a really sweet post :) Congratulations on the four years. How long you've lasted is only a matter when you get older. If you're still together in ten years, then that's 14, and that's impressive. Just as four years is impressive at this stage in your life. I'm glad you've found someone who works so well with you, and is so good for and to you :)

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  5. In this modern society, and especially for someone your age, four years is an amazingly long time to be together with somebody Damien, look at me haha, I can't make a relationship last for more than a month! Well done on the anniversary, you're a great guy and Theresa sounds like a great lady, you've both certainly struck gold with each other, trust me, have a good one guys.

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  6. I'm happy for you. I wish you many more precious years together!

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  7. I just... You two... Awww <3
    May those 4 years become 40 years someday, and more after that!

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  8. congrats
    enjoy 4th Anniversary

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  9. Sounds like you truly have something special indeed and 4 years is a long time, I haven't even made it to one month..lmao

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  10. Congrats guys, but yeah 4 years is pretty long when you're in your early 20's. Miss Daisy and I have been together for a little more than 2, and it does feel like a long time

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  11. Congratulations, you are indeed one lucky guy. I know that I don't need to say this, but never ever let her go or you'll never find another humble and talented lady such as her.

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  12. :) happy anniversary man! funny coincidence: my girlfriend's name is Theresa too :D

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  13. Awwwwww!!!! This is the sweetest thing ever. And stop being so self-deprecating - I'm sure she'd say she's lucky to have you, too!

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  14. congratulations on the anniversary!
    A four year relationship at 22 is quite something...you are both very lucky to have found one another.

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  15. Congratulations on your 4th year!
    I don't know why there is this stigma about guys showing their feelings, but it's there, and it's true and real.
    Love comes in all shapes and sizes, so don't ever doubt yourself.
    Here's to four more years! ;)

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  16. Happy 4 years! I wish you happiness and prosperity!

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  17. Awwwwwwwwww made my day with this post! When you gave warning at the beginning for people not into this sort of thing - I just grinned and dove straight in! I love these type of stories :-)

    Congratulations to you both and best wishes for wonderful times in the future!

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  18. That's really sweet D. I think it's great you dedicated this post to Theresa!

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  19. Sounds perfect. Congrats on finding the one, man!

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  20. I think you did a good job of describing her. She sounds really wondeful. Just finding a girl who is interested in someone because of the person they are instead of money prestige, status, or those types of things, is really unique. Probably most people trying to find someone like that never do. She is no doubt someone special.

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  21. Happy anniversary to you, and 4 years IS a long time. Hell, I've only been with my wife 3 years, and to me that seems like an eternity (but, you know, in a good way).

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  22. Sounds like you two make a great couple. Theresa sounds like a wonderful lady.

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  23. Awww, Happy 4th Anniversary and many more!

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  24. Young one I'm quite proud of you. Staying with someone for 4 years, especially at your age is quite an accomplishment. Good for you. I hope that the two of you did something memorable.

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  25. This is such a nice post for Theresa, I hope she gets to see this soon. And yeah my camera decided to be all weird and not take the photo properly :P xxx

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  26. Aww. I can't believe that you are willing to write out these feelings! That's not like most guys I know.

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  27. Ah.. mixed emotions. I'm super happy for you guys, and I hope you're blogging long enough for me to see the post titled "SHE SAID YES" or something. Congrats, to the both of you. :)

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  28. Oh, this is so sweet!!! I love that she stayed with you through everything, even unhappy parents! That one can be hard to get over :) Good luck and congratulations to both of you! xo

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  29. i celebrate anyone's happiness, (unless it's at the expense of someone else being unhappy), & man oh man do you ever seem happy. so, awww i think i'm going to puke now. i feel like i just watched a chick flick. i'm sure she feels the same way, or she wouldn't have stuck around for 4 years. so rock on, mr. 22.

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  30. Happy Anniversary! :) This is such a sweet post.

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