Saturday, 1 September 2007

12 Years On


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September 1st is our anniversary - the day when we declared that we had fallen for each other back in 1995. It was also the day we came out to each other. A big day.

We were of course on the telephone at the time, something like 2 or 3am after a 4 hour plus phone call. I was working in the country - The Frenchman studying back in my home town, and it was to be a week or so before we'd actually be together to say it live, face to face. Needless to say it was a long week! It was the first time I'd had that sensation of my heart being ignited that I knew I was waiting for. It just felt right. And now 12 years later it still feels right. There have been times when that's been questioned of course, but they have obviously been transient.

I'm not sure where I'd be if it weren't for my mum bringing him home, all those years back, for dinner... (thanks mum) . It's been a fast and fun 12 years. So much seen and done, and continuing to happen. Our relationship has morphed through time but keeps strengthening. I did a 'facebook' likeness quiz someone had sent me this week - and it turned out Sylvain had entered details for it too - we got a 98% score - 'twins' which is a little spooky as I don't think were THAT similar, but I guess there are certain essentials that are there that work, as they have for 12 years. Perhaps we've grown more alike as couples tend to. Regardless of the analysis it has been a great 12 years. I'm looking forward to the next 12, though I really have no idea what they will bring.

Happy Anniversary Babe!!

14 comments:

Geoff & Terry said...

Congratulations boys!!!

xo
G

peter said...

Happy Anniversary Guys!

XO

Campbell said...

A great story to hear! Congratulations to you both and celebrate well!

brenton said...

Wow, congratulations guys. I may not have known you long but I'm very glad that i've met you and so pleased to see such a milestone!
Big hugs

Christiaan said...

Congrats from south east Queensland!

Big, long, non-patting-type hugs to both of you...

Brilliant and inspiring stuff.

Love to you both,

R & C

xx

Tom Cat from Bondi Beach said...

That is inspiring ...

Congrats and best wishes xxxxxx

Anonymous said...

Joyeux Anniversaire ! ...from France ;-)

Lucky guys !

I like you both very much !

I wish you only the best !

Serge XX

Jessica said...

Okay, you had to know it was coming: one… two… three:

"Awwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww! How sweet."

Like the others, I find this to be quite inspiring.

Happy Anniversary, boys.

Sue said...

CONGRATULATIONS! And many more fine years together to come!

Knight said...

Congrats! It's great to hear that long-term relationships are possible!

Martin said...

That is simply fabulous - congratulations. Loved the photos as well. I have so much admiration for couples because it means both put in the effort to make it work... you guys look more in love now even than the earlier photos. Something to aspire to. Have a great anniversary weekend... M

Sh@ney said...

Thankyou for showing the rest of us that Love can last! 12 years is remarkable in any partnership. Well done to you both. xox

Tom Cat from Bondi Beach said...

... & oh yes --- those photos were really, really great !

Trevor said...

You are all too kind. Thanks for your comments everyone.