Today marks the 13th contiguous year I am with my wife:6 years in a bf/gf relationship and 7 years as a married couple. We didn’t have anything spectacular planned although we had a very nice dinner last Friday at Bistecca courtesy of a gift certificate, and an impromptu spa session yesterday sandwiched during our weekly grocery run (how romantic! 🙂 ).

It is said that couples in a long-term relationship either get sick of each other and start growing apart; or they become so comfortable with each other and go into a mode of complacency. I think we belong to the former category, at least for the comfortable part. Nothing would rationally explain how we can stand the stink bombs randomly emanating out of our toilet. For the record, I am not saying who creates what. 😉

Back on the discussion course, has something changed during all these years of being together? I remembered that during the days Friendster was new, giving a testimonial was a pretty big thing for me. I only spent time giving it to people who really matter. Friendster is for all original intent and purposes dead but I decided to login and recover the testimonial I gave my (then) soon-to-be wife. I decided on rescuing that testimonial and give it a new home: this blog. Here is the testimonial given/posted on November 25, 2003 5:07PM:

How do I describe her? I will surely
fail but I will definitely try...

She is the reason why I see the world in
a whole different light. She provides
the contrast in my life; she is my
strength and my weakness; the person who
can send chills down my spine but
radiate warmth during my trying times;
she can make me laugh and shed tears
like nobody else could. She is my best friend
and confidante. Simply put, my better
half, my passion-embraced. She is my
little spitfire. Her diminutive frame
belies her strong grip on my heart. I
feel so lucky to be blessed by such a woman.

I love you my labsc. I am looking
forward to living the rest of my life
with you.

In case you are curious, what was posted there still holds. I only added some typo correction since now I can. This is my marker for the 13th year of a relationship that started on a 13th day. Too bad today couldn’t have fallen on a Friday like the original date as that would be pure coincidence awesomeness. 🙂