Happily Ever After
I hope that's how the story ends. It's the finish I'm working towards anyway.
Lets see, it was the start of a new year, well actually a month into it. I got my divorce in 97; that ended my first marriage. I won't bore you with any of the details but it wasn't happily married for either of us.
After the divorce, I ended up in a bad relationship for a while, but I did figure it out and I got out of it. In fact, I had decided that I didn't need anyone, and was set on raising my children and just enjoying life.
Then, she came to my door. Her daughters were friends with my daughter, and she stopped to pick up her kids. The first time she stopped, she told me who she was, why she was their, and then turned and walked back to her car to wait. I didn't know what to think.
The next afternoon, she stopped, to pick up her daughters again. They persuaded her to wait, then the next thing we know, all the kids are gone and we are left alone.
We talked most of the night, and probably would have talked all night, except all our children decided to come back instead of staying the night.
We had a whirl-wind romance and were pretty much living together within two or three weeks. If I wasn't sleeping over at her house, she was at mine. After graduation, I moved out here, and she soon joined me.
We lived together for four and a half years then we got married. That was two years ago. I know, newly-weds. And that's what we plan on staying, too. We have shared a great deal over the six years we've been together, both good and bad.
We are honest and open with each other in all things. We don't hold any grudges over each others past, or mistakes we have made since we met. We forgive and move forward, only keeping track of what's behind us as a reference not to repeat the same mistakes.
We are best friends, lovers, and partners in all life has to offer. We meet each day together, side by side, and we end each day the same, side by side. We don't hold the other back, but challenge each other to grow and reach new heights. In fact, we grow together, not as individuals, but as a couple. We are one in spirit, and we practice putting the other first in all things.
Being happily married isn't something I can take credit for. I do try and do the best for her, to make her world a fairy-tale come true. But it's not what I'm doing, I just return to her all that she gives to me. She is the miracle that came to my door and showed me how to give, to love, and to live.