4 years ago, May 14 2009, Barry and I officially met. We had been eye balling each other, and maybe said a word or 2 before that, but May 14 was the day we started speaking and became a part of each others’ lives. Our “official” relationship start date didn’t come until August of 2010 because life can be complicated. But this day has always marked the start for me. From that moment in line at the karaoke bar’s bathroom to this second, Barry has been in my life/head/heart every day. I can only explain it as love at first sight. It doesn’t work like it does in the movies. But I knew the second I laid eyes on him that he was something special. Like there was a big blinking universe arrow above him saying, “I can’t make it any more obvious than this!!”
It’s easy to fall in love. It’s another thing entirely to stay in love. And what feels so amazing is that 4 years later I can smile and say “I got it right.” He really is the one. We really are meant to be together. We have both put in years of time and effort now, and have come out better than ever. A relationship takes work, and it frustrates me when people say it shouldn’t be. Of course it should be! No matter what your similarities and differences are, being in a relationship consists of 2 different souls. Effort is key in developing a long lasting relationship, and our joint effort and dedication to our relationship has created something I can’t even put into words. True happiness and true love. That’s as pure and simple as I can get.