1 March 2007

Happy Anniversary

James and I are celebrating our anniversary today. We have been together for eight years and we have been through so much since the beginning. We flew back and forth over the pacific for the first year and a half, which got prohibitively expensive. Then we went through the whole permanent residence thing with me which lasted four years and cost us thousands of dollars. That four year period was not an easy time because we never knew when and if the government was going to decide if I could stay or I had to leave and if I had to leave I would have had twenty-eight days to do such. We even had to get a psychological assessment to make sure we were on an even keel and were really in a relationship. Funny thing that assessment the person who assessed us in the end said we could be role models for most straight couples. We didn't need that validation to know we loved one another but it was an interesting comment. Anyway, during that time we were supposed to live normally and wait. It was tough but we eventually made it and two years after that I finally became a citizen making sure I would be able to stay with the person that I love.

We have a beautiful home, an odd cat and a good life so I have nothing to complain about in that department. I just want to take this time to publicly acknowledge my husband and to tell him I love him.

Happy Anniversary James with all my love here's to many more!

9 comments:

Spider said...

What a beautiful tribute - and happy anniversary to you both!

Steve & Warren said...

Happy Anniversary and our congratulations!

Yes you are listed as one of our daily reads on our blogroll - but for some reason, our blogroll isn't displaying anyones names today.

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Steve and Warren

Best Gay Blogs said...

Happy Anniversary to you both!!

TheProfessor said...

Happy anniversary!!

mark said...

Happy Anniversary you two! Although a few days late.

Cinde said...

Happy (late) anniversary and much love to both of you always!!!!

Brad said...

Happy Belated Anniversary. I'm so glad it worked out for the both of you!

gotcris said...

Belated Happy Anniversary!

buff said...

Belated, but nonetheless, mega hairy muscle happy anniversary hugs to both of you. You make a terrific couple.

I just started reading your blogs, and find them very heartfelt and sincere. Hoping everything is going well. Enjoy the great autumn weather there.