We survive by living in the moment: taking the days as they come for the goodness that they are. We own those moments. They are all ours and can’t be stolen from us. Within those moments lives an unspoken belief deep within both of us - a desperate wish that we are the keepers of all time and makers of each moment. It’s a way in which we cope with the realities of the life we’ve been gifted. For time is against us and threatens to unapologetically challenge the love and dreams in which we naively set our life upon all those years ago. If we live in the moment than the inevitable difficulties of the future seem impossible. Our life together feels untouchable. In that moment, all we need is what we have: each other. If we live in the moment it numbs the pains of forced changed and deafens the tick of unyielding time. In that very moment there is no sadness, disappointment, or pain- only the love we have for each other and the gratitude for this life together.
But life is meant to be lived moving forward – inhaling every beautiful breath that is gifted to us and endlessly hoping for more to share. It’s meant to be unabashedly dreamed, even if those dreams are forced to change. Even if we change. This life together might not be what we had originally envisioned together all those years ago, but the only thing that truly matters is that we’re doing this life together – writing our own unique story, loving without regret, learning to live fully in every moment we are given, and take these beautiful days as they are given to us. For today is undoubtedly the best day of our life together, as was the day before, and the day before that. Here’s to another year together and fully living and loving in each beautiful moment while believing in the beauty and hope of tomorrow. Love to you, my Marky – the one who has never questioned our life together and this ever-changing journey we are on.