If you are wondering why my husband is my second love and not my first, click here!
I’ve known my husband for a very long time. We both grew up in a small town (when we were little it only qualified as a village) and, therefore, we went to school with each other. It wasn’t until after both of us had graduated (He is a year younger than me) and we had been out of school for a while that we began to hang out. But before we started hanging out, we both got to experience embarrassment when Matt’s younger brother came into my work and told me that his brother liked me. My face went bright red and my co-worker bugged me for days… Later, Matt told me he was embarrassed as hell too.
On Canada Day in 2007, I sat with Matt while we watched the fireworks next to the lawn of the legislature building in Victoria. Then I asked if everyone wanted to come over to my place after and a few people said yes. Everyone bailed. Except Matt. So we hung out that night and a few more times before I went on a road trip to visit my gramma (That’s how she always signed my birthday and Christmas cards) with my dad. When I got back, we hung out again and then decided to make it official. We were officially boyfriend and girlfriend.
Five years, many fights, many make-ups, many cries, and many laughs later, Matt and I got married. Literally five years. On August 1st, 2012, we got married in my parents backyard. It was a great wedding (and everyone was quite tipsy by the end of it. Some more than others :P) and as you will know if you read my last post (the one linked too in the first sentence of this one), we chased Linkin Park around on our honeymoon.
During the almost 8 years since we first started dating, Matt and I have both been through school, multiple jobs, lived in multiple apartments, gotten pet rats, gotten a dog, and much more. Now Matt has a great job for a company that is awesome and actually cares about their employees, I work at home writing and blogging and cooking and cleaning, and we have awesome pets (one of which is asleep on my lap right now!).
Matt is my biggest supporter with my writing and he is the reason that I have the opportunity to stay at home and write as much as I can! He is the reason I went to school to take courses about writing (and other things such as anthropology) and the reason that I feel confident that I will publish books and actually make enough money for it to be a full time endeavour in the future!
I love him more than anything and cannot wait for our 8 year anniversary this summer <3