At the beginning of a fairy tale you might not even have met the prince yet. If you’ve met him you definitely haven’t seen him slay a dragon. He hasn’t slipped a glass slipper on the princess yet. He hasn’t spun the princess around the dance floor. It is just the beginning.
Two hours after I met MQD I knew that he was funny. Two days after I met him I knew that he was kind. Two weeks after I met him I knew that I was smitten. Two months in – I was head over heels in love. And now we have been married for two years.
And it is still the beginning. No dragons have been slain. We haven’t danced at the ball. Our story is still unfolding. I love him more than I did yesterday. I will love him even more tomorrow. When the dragons come I will love him still more and we will face them together, hand in hand.
Someday, after the dragons have come and gone, when the glass slippers have lost their lustre, we will dance in the kitchen in the quiet for hours and it will be more grand than any ball. In the meantime, we will sneak a quick kiss when we can, we will have a dance and let the dishes sit, we will raise our children in a home filled with laughter and love and kindness and joy and we will be grateful. Because fairy tales don’t always come true. But sometimes, sometimes they do. And it is only the beginning. Happy Anniversary, MQD. I love you more every day. My love for you has no strings attached. I love you for free.