Tuesday, 17 July 2012

sure in my heart

Written by Rick

Once upon a time, there was a boy who lived across the water from a girl. Both the boy and the girl were lonely. They knew each other, but not well. One summer night, the girl's phone rang. 

After that moment, the boy and the girl stopped being lonely. And they got to know each other well, quite well. 

In the process of getting to know each other well, quite well, they decided to have a big party to celebrate all of this wellness, so they got married. 

The party was a smashing success, if they do say so themselves. Friends and family came from all over, and helped, in a real physical way, to make the wedding something to remember. 

All that happened 13 years ago. A lot of water has gone under the bridge since then. Not all of our endeavours have been as successful and fun as our wedding. Our highs have been pretty high, but our lows have been pretty low too. Our life together has been nothing, if not dynamic. 

I don't know what I expected from being in a long-term relationship. In the stories, and movies, 'happily ever after' is something simple. There is nothing simple about our happily ever after.

Our happily ever after is more like a rickety old roller-coaster. It is fun and exciting, but also needs to be repaired at the most remarkable moments in order to keep going. Then we both get back aboard and we are off on a path that we don't quite expect. 

Thirteen years ago, no one would have predicted that we would be here, on our own sailboat in Mexico. I don't know where we might be 13 years from now, but I bet that we will look back and say, "I never would have guessed we'd be here, doing this."

So, Kyra, love of my life, I wish you a happy anniversary. May the future hold lots of adventure for us together. 

Okay, we are aboard and ready for more. Whooopeee!!!


  1. What a sweet post! Happy Anniversary and wishing you many more years ahead!

  2. Aww! Happy Anniversary:D. Life is full of ups and downs..I always keep hope that eventually people will fit into each other...Like a new pair of leather boots or shoes, uncomfortable at first but in time fits like a glove to one pair of feet.

    Imagine your strength after the rigors of your sailing trip.

  3. That was beautiful! :) Happy anniversary, guys! Here's to many, many (many) more.
    -Nicole and Aaron
    s/v Bella Star



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