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A Weekend Of Anniversaries; Six Years Together, One Year Married
Who knew I would be in a relationship with a man this long? The Divine did and blesses us.
This weekend is Orlando Pride! We are excited to go. We use the pride celebration to mark our anniversary of being together. Six years ago, Dan faced three hurricanes, a dozen lions, a walrus, and a gaggle of dark magic witches JUST to get to the pride celebration in 2016. Then, once he got there, he had to fight his way through 3 million dancing gay men, a bajillion other LBTs and Qs, a dozen protestors (quite formidable), and Lake Eola Swans ( can be REALLY mean ) all just to get to the tent I was volunteering at.
Speaking of which, I signed about 459,004,214 new supporters for the group I was volunteering for at their booth. That’s around every single American and half of their online alter-egos! I’m good at booth sign-ups y’all. While working the booth, a friend strongly encouraged me to start dating again and get over the man I had broken up with earlier in 2016.
Then, on cue, Dan, rippling with muscles with one drop of sweat rolling down his chiseled face after fighting his way through lions, swans, gogo dancers, and alpha bro’ing his way past my dozens of other suitors just waiting to catch a glimpse of me asked if he could buy me a drink. We went to the bar tent and talked for about an hour. He asked me out, and voila, we will celebrate six years of being together this Saturday. Then Sunday, we celebrate our first wedding anniversary.
Dan proposed to me in NYC at Central Park :). Here is the moment (March 24th, 2019). Our wedding was delayed quite a bit because of the pandemic, but we married on October 16th, 2021.
Dan makes our house a home. He makes me a better man. He’s drawn things out of me that was never challenged or acknowledged in my entire life. He does and encourages the good within. We are complementary husbands drawing out each other in positive ways we couldn’t do on our own. He and our daughter (when we got married, I was promoted from Fairy Godmother to Bonus Dad), my in-laws, and our family are a source of joy. I still pinch myself at how blessed I am.
My life of eating only microwaved meals, fast food, and sandwiches are over. He’s an awesome cook!
He also loves early-morning-Chewbacca-hair, Randy. Not a pretty sight to see or listen to until I wake up. He’s a good man. I couldn’t ask for better. I love everything about him from his beautiful blue eyes to his humor to his never meeting a stranger. Plus, he’s willing to wear matching caftans on our luxury cruises.
I love you, WonderDan.
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