It's been an interesting, eventful, fun 6 years, & I wouldn't change it for anything. Every relationship is unique, but ours has had several turns along the way that have made it unusual & special. Then again, I'm a bit biased.
I am so incredibly thankful to have Laker as my best friend, my caregiver, & the person I love most. He is always doing his best to provide for me, doing the smallest things to make me happy or make my life a little easier, & supporting my various endeavors.
A lot has happened in 6 years - some good & some bad. We dated for over a year of that time. We went to several concerts, festivals, & events. Laker was active in & later left Eloi Eloi. I've struggled with illness & limitations. We got hit by a drunk driver. I graduated with my bachelors degree, & am now almost finished with my masters. We both got several tattoos. We have gotten engaged & married. We have celebrated holidays. Laker has been to Disney with me more times than he ever wanted (& resigned himself to the fact that he will go many more times before life is through, including another trip next month!). We have welcomed a couple of new members into the extended family through marriage. We adopted two amazing pups. We are actively involved in a church that we love. We have traveled the country. We have learned each others' family traditions, & started a few of our own. Our families have experienced difficulties, losses, successes, & joys. & we have learned to truly become a part of each others' families.
As much as I am thankful for the past 6 years, I also know that there is so much more in store. We are just getting started, & we have so much more to experience. So here's a (slightly out-of-order) timeline of our first six years (minus 2016), to celebrate another year together, but many more to come!