The 12th February makes me nostalgic. Eight years ago today I took the rather scary decision to change my relationship status. At a little 24-7 Prayer gathering called IAM5 Sven Hardini and I went from being friends who made chess boards together, to girlfriend and boyfriend. The above photo was taken a week or so later... gosh look how young we are!
I remember being really afraid it wouldn't work. What if we were better as friends? What if we ruined something great by the awkwardness of breaking up? Turns out it was the best risk I've ever taken. He's still my best friend only better.
Sooo... this week, each February we tend to ignore the card-company-created-holiday and celebrate instead the day our relationship changed; it means more to us. This year seems all the more precious as it's the last time we will celebrate sans children! So it may be Shrove Tuesday / Pancake Day, but tonight I'm not excited about lemons, sugar, maple syrup or bacon; tonight I'm most excited about the time I'm sharing with my favourite person.
Ok slushy stuff over.