It had been 10 years since Daddy said the 2 words that would implicitly resulted in both your existence. To say that time flies is an understatement . With both of you around, it would seemed that time just flashed by. Like the saying goes,' time flies when we are having fun 'and for sure we had been doing that especially when you guys came into the picture.
A whirlwind 10 years had gone by since I held your mom's hands , say ' I Do' and put a ring on her finger. I guess since this milestone is upon us today, it is time to share our love story.
Before we meet, I was in my late twenties. Having been though a few unsuccessful relationships, I thought I would not be able to find the one I would share the rest of my life with....until I chance upon your mom.
It was not difficult to notice her up front in class with her graceful moves. You know , your mom made ' those simple moves look so beautiful' . I used the exact words as a conversational starter with her, at the gym's water cooler no less.
If a pretty girl especially one that you like, ask you out in whatever fashion, just say yes!
In any case, the dinner date did not materialised, rather we had decided to have coffee/tea break and somehow it morphed into a 6 hours long conversation . Right there and then, on the very first date, I know I had found my soulmate. Long Lingering tea dates continued for over a month. We met and talked for hours almost every other day thereafter and on Apr 6 2002, we officially became a couple.
Within a year, it was apparent that we were bounded to be together. Fate had bought us together and now it is time to create our destiny. Less than a year, I proposed. You could say we had a whirlwind romance. For one that subsequently lasted through these 10 years and yield 2 handsome boys, it was a blessed union.
With the sound of waves as the background music, I got down on one knee and proposed. I could not recall the rest of the night, but I do remembered the moment your Mom said yes. The sky was dark , but my smile shone like a beacon that night. There and then it felt like Heaven on earth.It may be hard to phantom from your perspective, but Daddy is a romantic at heart.
Be romantic . It never hurts to show you love and care for someone. Just add flowers.
We decided to register our marriage on this very day 10 years ago. We held off our wedding dinner and church wedding as we need to save up for it. In reality , I could not wait any longer to call your mother, my wife. We wed.
Why 27th November 2003?
This date was chosen not by any divine means. It is a combination of our birth dates (13th and 14th) and we are both November babies. This was indeed a Sweet November to remember.
Fast forward, 10 years had passed. Along the way we discovered more about each other. As much as we are similar , we are different. They say 'opposites attract' and it may be true in our case. Regardless the differences , there are more things in common than what we may have thought to be. For one or two, we have both of you. Our love for each other had borne a pair of handsome lads that we are proud of.
There are 3 important events within these 10 years that made me appreciate what we had today. The first, was when I almost lost your mom eight years ago when she fell very ill over a mysterious illness. It was so bad that in the middle of the night, I had to make a hard decision to replace her blood platelet as she was in a critical condition. It was then that I realised I could not be without her. It was also from that incident that we decided to start a family.
|Fruits of Love|
And to your mom, the love of my life. Happy anniversary my one true love, companion and best friend. Thanks for coming into my life and for making yours our life. You are the only one that knows me inside out , who stuck with me through the good times and the tough times. I may not show it all the time, but deep down inside, I know I am truely blessed to have you by my side.You are my soulmate and no one could replace you in my life. If I could change one thing in our relationship, it will be to live it all over and over again. Looking forward to sharing more years, making more memories and loving you more everyday.
I love you.
Remember this , love does not come easy. When it does come, cherish it, embrace it, protect it, live it, love it.
We look forward to the next 10 years and more. With both of you around, it will surely be a journey worth remembering.