Monday, October 5, 2015

Ah, love.

Today it’s my Dutchman and I’s second wedding anniversary. We’ve been together now for five years, one of those long-distance, four with me living here in Amsterdam, and I am still feeling so very blessed to have found this wonderful man - and for him to love me back!

We’ve been on lots of adventures over the years, as these selfies show! - but the true strength in our relationship comes from the love we have for each other in the down-times. We can have the very best time just hanging out on the couch watching crappy TV. 

My health took a dive over summer, so we did a lot of hanging out on the couch rather than going outside and enjoying the sunshine. What I know for sure though, is that my moppo* would prefer to be doing nothing with me than off doing something exciting with somebody else! And I love him so much for giving me that security.  

Thanks, lovely Sander, for being such a wonderful husband. As I wrote in your card earlier today: thanks for being a hardworking provider, the silliest dag, and the most nurturing support. Here’s to many more adventures, both quiet and loud.

Selfies from left to right, row by row: Being fashionable in the rain at the Jenolan Caves during Sander’s first visit to Australia; sunset on top of Gaudi’s La Pedraza, Barcelona; Squinting in the sunshine last this past Saturday at de Scheepvaartmuseum here in Amsterdam; our very first rendezvous in Penang, Malaysia; my first Winter in Amsterdam on the frozen Prinsengracht; exploring Orebic village, Croatia; Keukenhof’s amazing flower display, Netehrland, this year; our honeymoon, on a beach in Thailand!; engagement selfie, the moment after he proposed in the Amsterdamse Bos; terrific sunshine in Reykjavik; in a field at my favourite place in Amsterdam, the geitenboerderij; Bondi beach and sunglasses-sharing; birthady canal tour in Amsterdam; and a last beach pic from our honeymoon getaway.

*moppo, a derivation of “moppie”, a common Dutch pet name for a loved one. I made it ‘Straylian.

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