24 faces and a hamster

When a person really desires something, all the universe conspires to help that person to realize his dream. (The alchemist, Paulo Coehlo)

If you would have told me a year ago, that I would be living in a wonderful apartment, in the center of Oslo, Noway, together with my little hamster Hamie (who, judging by his actions, doesn’t really care where he lives as long as he gets fresh water and fresh food and a warm and cozy place to sleep) and A, the most wonderful man, I have ever met, I would have laughed in your face and thought, that you were tripping. But here we are, 12 months later and it is still unbelievable. I can’t believe how far we have come in only 12 months and there is not one doubt in my mind, that there will be many more stories to tell in the months (and years and decades) to come. After all, we are living our own little happy ending fairy tale, our dream – of being together.

I wish there was something I could say, something profound. Something life changing, but to be honest, I am lacking for words here. I can’t even begin to describe what it feels like, knowing that a year ago, THIS (us being together permanently, enjoying all the wonderful things couples enjoy, when living together (like who does the dishes, who does the laundry, who goes grocery shopping, who misplaces what where…)) was just a dream, we wished for so badly. We had no idea, that the next twelve months would have all of this in store for us: first of July, mid-August, Moving-in September, polish October, finding happiness in little things November, our Pissmas-Christmas, cold and dark January, freezing February, warmed-up March-madness, settling in our new home April, birthday May and now we are here: in June. A year later.

I guess there is not much more to say about this, other than I am very thankful for all the support, we have received. We are very grateful for everyone, who has been there for us over the last three years and 4 months, who has witnessed and experienced and lived through our ups and downs of our first two-years of long distance relationship. We are even more thankful for our families and friends, who reassured us constantly over the last 12 months, that ‘this’ (arguing over who has to turn off the lights, when you are all cozy and cuddled up in bed; discussing the issue of who has to do the dreaded vacuum cleaning; wondering what to buy at the grocery store…) was totally normal. So again, thank you very much for everything!

Without love, one’s dreams would have no meaning. (Paulo Coehlo)

A and me 1A and me with ice cream in August 2011A and me in SeptemberA and me in October 2011

A and me in NovemberA and me in December with our pissmastreeA and me in January, with a lot of snowA and me close to the fjord, in February 2012

A and me in March 2012A and me in April 2012 with our hamsterA and me in May, on my birthdayA and me in June 2012

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