Thursday, 9 October 2014

6 Months Ago Today

A want to share with you a story ... my love story.

A bit over 8 years ago, I met a Northern Irishman called Gareth who had recently moved to Australia.

Within 4 months I had moved into his apartment (a friend of mine said then that he would be the one I would marry).

In the next few years, we did a bunch of travelling together (Las Vegas, Northern Ireland, Japan, Switzerland, Fiji, just to name a few places).

We decided we didn't want to keep paying rent to a landlord, so we purchased some land in a new residential suburb, and built a house together.

We just got our house keys!

Then we adopted our dog, Angus, to make us a family.

Angus on his very first day with us

After some more travelling, both in and outside Australia (we definitely have the bug!), early in 2012, Gareth made me a promise that before the end of the year he would propose.

I waited.  And I waited.

Gareth was going back to his home town in Northern Ireland for Christmas (I wasn't going on this trip with him), so for the few days before he left, I had thought he had forgotten that promise, and 2012 would tick uneventfully into 2013.

On a December morning he was leaving for the airport for his trip home.  I returned from an early morning walk to my man turning around to me with a ring in his hand.

I said YES!

After 16 months of planning, we said I DO in front of our closest family and friends at the Sheraton Resort and Spa, in Kona Hawaii.

We had an amazing, perfect wedding that was the happiest day of my life, and I'm sure will continue to be one of my happiest for all time.

That was 6 months ago today :)

Happy 6 month Anniversary to my husband - I love you!  This is just the beginning for us :)

What's your love story?

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