Firstly, Ian. I am so incredibly lucky to have found him. He's absolutely perfect, for me. He is so many things I am not. He helps me to be a better person, to be more like him. He teaches me to be calm and level-headed. He teaches me how not to swear when I stub my toe or something equally painful. He teaches me to be more forgiving and accepting. He teaches me to be less critical. He teaches me to be patient. He's hard working. He takes good care of me when I'm sick. He does the dishes and makes dinner if I ask. He'll even clean the bathroom and do the laundry. He's wonderful. He supports me when I'm not working, but he doesn't get mad or frustrated with me. He doesn't make me feel like I don't try hard enough. He makes me feel like everything I do is good enough. He makes me want to try harder, to work harder, and to be a better person. Every day he inspires me, just by being who he is. 2010 is the year we got married. Our one year anniversary is less than a week away. I can't believe how fast this time has flown. I can't believe how lucky I am to be with him.
We have a home. Our first house. We are slowly, but surely, making it our own, and making it feel like home. I've had a few warm-filled moments where I thought "this is home!" In two months, a few of these moments is a few more moments than I expected.
I have the most amazing friends and family, even if most of them are on the other side of the country. They love me so much, I can feel it here if I really try. We wrapped up the year at our house, in the company of two wonderful people who I am truely looking forward to getting to know better, and spending more time with; Ian's best man from our wedding, and childhood friend Chris, and his girlfriend, Jaime. On the first morning of the new year, we held the first Waffle breakfast even at our house with Chris, Jaime, and Ian's friend Danielle (well, she's my friend too, but this is so you're not confused into thinking I mean my sister Danielle). So 2010 has really been a year I've recognized my true friends, and the value of a good friend. Also, the importance of my family. I miss them incredibly. But I hope this theme of relationships, both friendships and family, extend into the new year, despite my distance from my "roots."
I'm not sure how any year will ever be able to compare to this incredible year.
Happy New Year!
Mexican Christmas Eve at our place - Feliz Navidad!
Our first Waffle Saturday in Ontario, 2011.