Loving Her

Today I am really grateful for loving her; my girlfriend, Mardi. So today I did something out of the ordinary – I booked us on a holiday, on a cruise ship to the South Pacific islands for 10 days. I’m so excited right now that I had to tell someone – YOU!!!

The best part is going to be when I give her the tickets for her birthday. I can’t wait to see her face light up!! She has no idea 😀

As for me, I’m already daydreaming about waking up each day with her in my arms and the deep blue sea outside our door.

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My Life

Today I am grateful I’m living *my* life and not anyone else’s because I’m actually grateful to be me. Instead of wishing I was somewhere else, today I am exactly where I want to be.

I’m in a beautiful French Provincial stone cottage tonight with a fire roaring in the hearth that my girlfriend built. Most importantly, that girl is the love I’ve waited my whole life for. She’s the one I cried for when I was alone and the one I craved when I was not, and now we have each other my reality feels somewhat surreal. Beautifully daydreamilly surreal. And as the rain beats on the tin roof and the red wine warms my belly I can’t help but think that there’s nowhere else I’d rather be.

And if that’s not enough ill get to wake up in her arms tomorrow too.

❤

PS. She told me she’d marry me tonight!

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Self Love

Today I am grateful I have self love. I came across this quote a couple of days ago and it’s really got me thinking about how my relationships have changed over the years.

Once upon a time my relationship was everything; I fell in love two feet first, and it wasn’t until much later I realised I gave so much that I’d lost myself in the process. It took a long time to recover from that. I felt so hollow, like an empty shell on a beach with nothing left inside of me.

Fast forward to the love I have in my life now. First and foremost I am true to who I am, and everything falls into place from there. My girlfriend fell in love with a highly complex person who had a finger in so many of life’s pies, and no matter how in love with her I am I vow I will always be that person for her.

It is all the things outside of our relationship that we, as individuals, bring back into it. While I love our sameness and the stuff we share, I love our diversity more and I would be bored silly without it.

Never give up who you are for love.

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