6 years.

“Alice: How long is forever? White Rabbit: Sometimes, just one second.” – Lewis Carroll

February 27th, 2009 – the night A and I first met. The night when everything started. Still, now in his most confident manner (and A is a very confident man) A reminds me constantly, that he knew within seconds of us meeting, that he was going to marry me. He just knew.

A and I at Dance Flurry in NY, in Feb 2010

“One day spent with someone you love can change everything.” – Mitch Albom

February 27, 2010 – it was snowing badly in Philadelphia. It was snowing so much, that leaving the apartment was simply not a possibility. So we stayed in. Drinking coffee with our feet in the warm sand in our living room. While, we were desperately trying to avoid thinking about the next day, the day I had to go back to Austria, while A would have to stay in Philadelphia, we were watching snowflakes come down hard. Time and space became secondary because what mattered most, was being together now.

A and I in Atlantic City, July 2010
A and I in Atlantic City, July 2010

“And, when you want something, all the universe conspires in helping you to achieve it.” – Paulo Coelho 

February 27, 2011 – The heartbreak felt at the moment when we stood at the airport – yet again – and had to say goodbye – again -, still breaks my heart. Even after 4 years, remembering this day, brings back a pain that words cannot describe. But at the very moment when I boarded the plane – again -, as A was driving home from the airport, we both knew, that this was going to be the last goodbye. We just knew.

A and I the day we first arrived in Oslo, August 2011
A and I the day we first arrived in Oslo, August 2011

“Life finds a way” – Jurassic Park

February 27, 2012 – And we were right. A year later, we were together in Oslo, of all places. It was snow that made us build a beach in the living room and two years later it was snow that made us build a fire in the oven and sit in front of it, trying desperately to get warm. But quite honestly, it’s a bit easier to stay warm, when you are next to each other than an ocean apart.

A and I at our first apartment in Oslo, Sept 2014
A and I at our first apartment in Oslo, Sept 2014

“Is that a kind of occupational hazard of soul mates? One’s not much without the other?” -Where dreams may come 

February 27, 2013 – We traveled the world (well, parts of it anyways), now that we lived together, and didn’t have to travel halfway around the world to be with each other, it was easy. London by far was my most favorite city! So many fond memories of the city of London. Also, only a year until the wedding. One year where I really learnt what kind of bridezilla A could be, but I wouldn’t want it any other way.

A and I at Stonehenge, November 2012
A and I at Stonehenge, November 2012

“Love travels through the stomach…”

February 27, 2014 – The day was finally here, after 5 years. Finally, we made it to Italy. Finally, our families got to meet. It poured dogs and cats and still, A and I were good spirits, because this was our day. We had the best friends possible with us, making sure that our wedding day was going to be one of a kind. And it truly was. It still fills me with so much love, just thinking about this most wonderful day. …I now pronounce you Mr. and Mrs. G.

A and I at our wedding in Italy, Feb 2014
A and I at our wedding in Italy, Feb 2014

“All we need to survive is one person to love us. You have her.” – Lost

February 27, 2015 – One year has passed so quickly, I don’t know where the time went. But we have been married for one wonderful, great year. And I can honestly say, life with A has been unbelievably amazing.

A and I at our honeymoon in China, Jan 2015
A and I at our honeymoon in China, Jan 2015

6 years I had with the most wonderful partner I could have ever wished for, and I consider myself incredibly lucky. Cannot wait to see what the next 60, 70, 80 years with this partner by my side are going to be like!

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