A Year In

Last weekend marked our one year anniversary. Saturday, after Caelen's lunch, we set off on our merry way to Killarney. We had a room booked in a rather fancy establishment, plans for dinner and tickets to see Dara O'Briain. Two complimentary tea and scones, one septum piercing and a change of clothes later, we were ready to start those anniversary celebrations. 

After eating our fill and belly laughing our way through Dara's set, we checked out what Killarney had to offer in the way of drinks. Many cocktails and a sit down in a nightclub later, we headed back to the hotel for a much needed uninterrupted sleep. The following day, we skipped the hotel breakfast in lieu of trying out the snazzy jacuzzi bath. Now, I want a hot tub of my very own. Our time in Killarney may have been short and sweet, but it was lovely to be able to spend some quality time together. 

The last twelve months has been a learning curve. I'll be honest in saying I went into this relationship almost expecting it to fail. I have had some pretty bad experiences with relationships in the past, and at the time I didn't feel ready. I was afraid of having another failed relationship under my belt, especially with someone I was friends with beforehand. Especially considering it involved introducing Caelen too.

I never expected to find someone that would not only take on another man's child as part of a relationship, but someone that would treat my son as his own. Someone that will listen to my problems, and offer advice and support. Through him, I've learnt to open up again, and that sometimes it's ok not to be in control all the time. 

This last year has been one of the best times of my life. I've been able to spend most of my time with Tommie, and not get bored. I can lounge around in my pyjamas, without a scrap of makeup, and feel comfortable. I've been introduced to more than one amazingly crappy movie, and loved it. He's someone that has encouraged my little crafty experiments, and has (hopefully!) been honest about them. 

Tommie, you're a good egg. I'm glad we're in this together.

1 comment:

  1. Happy one year :) looks like you had a great time away. I'm a big Dara fan, he's so funny.