LOVED this article by a fellow mommy blogger so I decided to writ e a similar one.
LENGTH OF TIME TOGETHER: We have actually only been together for TWO years!!!
HOW DID YOU MEET: Through my very best friend, my sister Megs. We were both going through separate difficulties in our lives and had the opportunity to get away together to watch her only brother marry the love of his life in our favourite hot spot: Jamaica! The night before we left for JA from Toronto (after a long ass 6 hour drive through snow from Ottawa with her sister in tow we headed up to Megs’ friend (a previous hiring manager/client from her head hunting business) who lived in her building and whom she had been practically living with in a platonic way. In my sweats I begrudgingly headed up in no mood to meet someone new. I instead spent the evening practically ignoring my sisters and instead having great conversations with a wonderful man.
HIS PICK UP LINE: “You know I like you right?”
THE BEGINNING: Well we started off as friends. I was in the middle of a tragic ending of a very intense 5 year relationship with someone who had crossed the ocean to be with me so I was a wreck. He somehow saw through the hot mess to the real me. And he proved to me a knight in shining armour over and over again. I couldn’t get over how effortless and fun things were with him. We just clicked and everything seemed to just fall into place. We did the long distance thing for a few months, FB chatting and texting thousands and thousands of messages all day and night, with the occasional Facetiming. We wasted hundreds of dollars driving and hitching train and rides back and forth, back and forth. But I had been working on my Photography business full time, and living transiently in a friend’s spare bedroom so I made the plunge, figuring that if it didn’t work out at least my friend lived in the same building. A couple months later however I found out we were pregnant and my best friend was moving back to Ottawa after seven years in Toronto.
MY FIRST IMPRESSION OF DAVID: I told him he reminded me of Kevin Smith, which for me is a compliment because he’s actually a guilty pleasure and celebrity crush. Wicked Smaht, super cute, clever, funny and a laidback cool.
FIRST DATE: Also known as our 0th Anniversary. He drove 9 hours (twice the time it normally takes) to Ottawa through a snowstorm and 80 car pile up just to take me to dinner. When I met with him at his hotel my friend had booked for him to check in the hotel staff asked us which anniversary we were celebrating, advising us we had a special upgrade normally reserved for newlyweds. After that awkward but delightful moment passed we headed to Little Italy for some delicious Gnocchi and getting to know each other better.
THE MIDDLE: Our son was born three days shy of our first anniversary. David had officially known me longer pregnant than he had known me before we became pregnant. Our relationship has been a constant metamorphosis, friends to lovers to cohabitors to pregnant couple to parents. All within a year. CRAZY. But what seems more crazy (to me at least) is being with someone who I almost never even argue or fight with, who understands and appreciates me, who I have such admiration for, where things can be both light and intense, beautiful and fun, calm, relaxed and EASY. Not only have I never been in a relationship like this before, I’ve actually never seen one in real life- I didn’t even believe they existed!
MY FAVORITE TRAITS OF DAVID: Pretty much all of them really…his intellect, the way he can let almost anything just roll off his back, how fun he is to be around, he is loving and supportive, devoted, responsible and ambitious and best of all- an amazing dad. *My own dad I would describe as maternal. He was wonderful and caring with a loving energy that I honestly feel is normally reserved for a mother. I thought in that respect he was one of a kind. Until I met David. The way he took care of me, looked out for me, the level of trust I was able to instill in him- I knew he would be that dad for my children.
THE NOW: We have now been parents for a whole year together. We have been on the fast track our whole relationship. It works for us though. We know each other in so many intimate ways and on so many levels that very few couples who have only been together for two years have. I count my lucky stars every day that Megs introduced us. Our little cupid. I’m thirty and I have everything I always wanted. Together we created this human life- the cutest, sweetest and most incredible little man. And now the three of us live in bliss every single day. We still have decades ahead of us, and I am excited for every next milestone, every next phase of this relationship.