Ania This was an email I wrote to you on July 20, 2017. The day after you gave me the new wedding ring and the day after I gave you your engagement ring. Love you Ania!
Today back in 1999 is the day we first laid eyes on each other. The day when a desperate 20-something kid was on the hunt for a girl that would sweep him off his feet. The day when I felt an instant connection with you, having no problems talking to you and even hugging you.
18 years later, we have changed a lot. Life got in the way. Sh** happened. We’ve had those ups and downs. For me, I felt like we were no longer looking after each other…but instead living separate lives. Just surviving. I felt like we had forgotten (more like lost) that feeling of a partnership. Those moments of laughter and deep “what IF” conversations. 😉
Today however I feel renewed. Like the person I was years ago. I am happy, content, and don’t feel alone anymore. I know I keep relating what happened to a drug addiction. Because in essence that what it was like for me. I feel like I am a recovering addict who has been saved by the one he loves. You had an intervention with me. You stood up and said “I will stand by your side if you’re willing to stand up with me”. You were willing to have very difficult conversations. You were willing to do whatever it takes to see if we, as a couple, still had a fighting chance.
And here were are months later. Happy again. You are my savior. You are my guardian angel. You are the one who has proven that together we CAN make it work. Thank you Ania. Thank you for making the changes you’ve made and for doing the things you do. Thank you for helping. Thank you for talking. Thank you for laughing with me. Thank you for loving me.
On this day, our 18th anniversary of the day we first met, I can proudly say I couldn’t imagine life any other way. I am where I belong.
Love you Ania.