I can't believe it's already March 30th again, but here we are. Today is my second anniversary with the love of my life, Matt.
It just seems so wild to me that it was two years ago today, when I was still just 17-years-old that we started dating. It seems even wilder that my high school crush has become so unbelievably important in my life.
Looking back over the past two years, it seems like we were really just kids back then and we've grown up and changed so much in the past 731 days (last year was a leap year, after all). I've been so lucky to have the chance to grow up with someone I love so much, and I can't wait to grow up some more and spend the rest of my life with him.
I'm so lucky to have someone who wants to spend so much time with me, and who wants to give me so many opportunities to do new things, and make so many wonderful memories together.
Matt is the person who took me to my first real fair, my first smash up derby, he helped me choose my first apartment, he took me to Niagara Falls for the first time, he's the reason I first took a Greyhound bus, we went together on our first trip out of the country without any parents, he’s taken me on my first and second and every other real date I’ve ever had. I honestly couldn’t even try to put all of those stories and memories here, because I could literally be here forever typing.
He believes in me and he supports me in every decision I make, even if that means changing my mind for the fifth time in an hour. He encourages me to do what I want to do and not to decide based on what I think other people want. He pushes me to try new things, and to do my best in everything I try to do. He shares his worries, fears, triumphs and victories, and the rest of his life with me.
There aren’t enough words in the world to explain how important he is to me, or how I really feel.
He’s changed my life so much in the past two years, and I am so thankful for having had this chance. I never expected to meet someone who would become this important to me while I was in high school, and I never expected that I would have got on a bus and moved myself so far away from where I grew up.
It took a leap of faith, but I am so glad that both of those things happened.
After all, how lucky could I be to have found someone I can spend so much time with and still look forward to the end of our time apart?
I love you so freaking much, Matt.
Happy Second Anniversary.
- Erika Elise