Wednesday, 19 November 2014

Celebrate the small things...

I can't believe it's been a year since Carl got down on one knee and proposed!
That night we went for a meal together at a restaurant by the Beach. We ate steak and talked about our future. Rain poured down, even though we were in Lanzarote. I thought it looked magical. Divers were late night diving and their lights were bright in the black water, peppered by the warm rain.... Carl just wanted it to stop so we could go to his favourite spot on the beach!
The rain did stop and we made it to the place he had chosen.....(for the proposal you cheeky MONKIES)

I often feel like I document things on my blog and social media a little bit too much..... I'm not sure many people celebrate every month of marriage, or how many years they have been engaged....but in all honesty, I don't see why we shouldn't! 

Our circumstances might be a little different to other peoples, but I don't think circumstances should dictate a celebration. 

One year ago, myself and Carl ran down the side of a mountain holding hands, him catching me whenever I slipped in my flip flops. We climbed flights of stairs to reach the second storey steak restaurant and we walked on rain drenched sand to the spot where Carl got down on one knee. 
This week, we've had an occupational therapist advise us on bathroom adaptations and Carl has been shopping for a wheelchair. 
To us, a year ago feels like a lifetime ago, but that time is so important and so precious. People change, they move on, they adapt to situations and they grow up. Most importantly, every day they make memories which deserve to be documented. 

I don't think we would be the people we are today without each other (not sure what Carl has to say about this!!), but I also don't feel the need to apologise for celebrating it either. 
If we can turn out life together into a celebration, then every moment counts like it really should. 
Of course, there will always be bad days, but when you party through the good bits, it makes the other days a little easier to get through. 

Maybe everybody should give it a try. Celebrate whatever you think deserves it. Eat the cake, buy the shoes, have a very merry unbirthday.... 
Or just fall in love with your soul mate and spend forever celebrating that. 
Happy engagement anniversary to my soul mate, my hero, my inspiration, my best friend, my husband. Here's to so, so many more xx 

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1 comment:

  1. Aw this literally made my eyes fill up. I feel the same about my partner we have been together nearly 6 years he recently suddenly lost his mam and he was devastated and on the funeral the way he held my hand and he needed me there really made me realise how much we both mean to each other ... It amazing you have someone to always be there for you and you should celebrate all the good times in life because it;s the bad times we forget what we really have to be grateful for... xox


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