Next week I celebrate 10 years married to this absolute babe.
His kind eyes betray his true nature. I saw it then, as a 15 year old kid who was pretty afraid & sceptical that a relationship could bring more happiness than hurt. And I see it now, sixteen years into our shared lives. To have someone to hold your hand gently through all the pain and joys of life was a gift I never asked for or felt I deserved, and yet fought so hard to grasp and to keep from the very first time we touched hands. Some days I'm still grasping. I never want to become complacent or to diminish what we share.
Matt, thank you for your courage - for living your passion to see justice and equality - for your curiosity - for always calling me on my shit - for supporting my every dream as well as every boundary, and helping me uphold both - for respectfully watching on as I formed myself - and, though you're not a gambling man, for always betting on me. 🙌🏻 I freakin' love you more than the 'Mars' directors loved cheesy close-ups and clicheèd dialogue 🌙💫☄️