In any relationship there are big milestones along the way. Today is one for Patrick and I. today we celebrate our 10 year anniversary. Over the last few days we have been looking back at some of the things we have been through over these past 10 years. We have had so much fun and have shared in some heartaches too. The past 10 years have seen me move from Palm Springs to Los Angeles (something I would never have dreamed I would ever do), we have both had job changes, Patrick surprised me with a trip to Hawaii for my 50th birthday, we have made many trips to Vegas to "get away", Patrick's Grandmother passed away and the following year my Mom passed. We have seen many of our friends start their families and we have become "Uncles" to our friends kids numerous times. We have watched our niece and nephew both start school and progress to both Jr High and High School. We have celebrated our birthdays with weekend get-a-ways and Birthday parties. And in all the adventures we have had along the way these past 10 years, the one thing that has stayed the same and grown strong each day, is the love we both share for each other. I have to honestly say that I never knew I had the capacity in my heart to love someone as much as I do Patrick. And the love I have for him is echoed back to me in how much he loves me.
It has been an amazing 10 years for us both, and we can hardly wait to see what the next 10 holds for us.
To all of you who have shared this journey with us, Thank You from the bottom of our hearts for all the Love and Support you have given us. We love each and every one of you!!!!
Think back a little...do you know where you were and what you were doing 10 years ago today? I do. Today was a Thursday back 10 years ago. I was living in Palm Springs, California. I was working at my most favorite and most rewarding job of my career, I was the Medical Receptionist at the Desert Aids Project. I had been living in Palm Springs for over 13 years and had just celebrated my 47th birthday. Little did I know that the next day my life would be totally changed forever...I would meet Patrick, and my life would never been the same.