sometimes you meet people who are completely different than you, who are from a different place, a different culture, and have a very different perspective of the world. sometimes, you surprise yourself and everyone around you by welcoming such a person into your life and soon find that it was one of the easiest decisions you ever made.
one year ago today, i met a soldier who had arrived in kenya that very morning. and i don’t think either of us realised how one chance meeting and a peacock would affect our lives. between us we have been to 8 countries, lived 9 times zones apart, and spent a near fortune on text messages and long distance phone calls.
and now, 12 months later, i have 3 days in kenya, followed by 3 weeks in calgary before spending 3 months not only in the same time zone, not only in the same country, but in the very same flat with one of the most kind, generous people i have ever met.
and i can’t think of a better way to start our second year together.
a very happy one year wish to you. it will surely be the first of many.