So a bit of a soppy one here, so gents you might not want to read on. ( or ladies for that matter)
7 years ago today I said “I do” holding back to tears to a woman who had taken my life by storm.
I first met Laura (or gawked from a distance) during a party of mutual friends six years earlier. Now at this time I was 14 years old, and as you can imagine like a dog on heat. All I remember from that night thinking back was her tiny red mini skirt and my Dad pointing her out to me! Sorry Mam…..
Sitting in my room 4 years later playing on my laptop and making model cars, yes I was that cool, my brother came in and said “Hey Laura, the fit one, wants to add you on MSN. She thinks you’re fit.” As you can imagine I couldn’t say yes quick enough. We started talking that night and for a full week didn’t stop at all. She even rang me at 1am one morning just to find out what I sounded like!
We decided to meet that Sunday, and being the classy lad I am I offered to pick Laura up and take her to the beach for our first date. I collected her from a petrol station and started singing my favourite John Legend song at the time; When the sun comes up!
It’s safe to say after this date where we shared our first kiss under a street lamp (hence the tattoo) that I was smitten. She was the one for me, I was 18 and she was a 21 year old nurse….enough said!
So the years have rolled on since then and we’ve had our fair share of headache and sadness, and lost people close to us. But we’ve also had some amazing times, she’s given me two amazingly beautiful boys and stuck with me through thick and thin and has literally given me the best 9 years of my life, and 7 of those as man and wife!
So rather than prattle on anymore I thought I’d share some snaps from our time together…
I love you Jackson, more than a fat kid (me) loves cake! And yes this means I haven’t got a card yet…..