Leather for this Anniversary
I love Fall. My favorite time of the year. So much to celebrate… your birthday, our wedding anniversary, the holidays…
It is this time of the year that I often find myself reflecting back on the year that has just gone by… and let me tell you, this is clearly, by far, one of the most pivotal years of my life yet. So far, it’s been difficult coping. So much is going on. I lost my job, a change in career, dealing with a recession… I can go on and on, but I won’t. I can tell you this much, there hasn’t been any shortage of epiphanies this year. Hitting a wall definitely wakes you up in some ways.
Today your mother and I will be celebrating our anniversary. On occasions like this, I often rewind through the years stopping to hit play around the time your mother and I first met. I was pretty crazy for moving to San Francisco to be with her after only dating for a few months.
I can still remember it clearly. I met your mother when I was barely 23 years old. We met in New York City while she was visiting a mutual friend. We met at the height of Summer. I gave her the special “Jaymer and Ant” NYC tour. Basically, it meant getting them to fall in love with the city and putting on a comedy act of witty Jaymer and Ant humor. If you can get a girl to laugh, you pretty much got her… and we were well on our way to closing the deal before they went back home.
Anywaaay…. your mother flew back to California and we stayed in touched throughout the summer. Then, around Fall/Winter the mood changed. I was reminded quickly that East coast winters can make you feel incredible lonely. Naturally my overly dramatic side takes over and I’m drowning my sorrows with 40oz malt liquor and slow jams.
I would sit around in my empty apartment or driving to Hop Kee (Best Honey Walnut Shrimp and Salt & Pepper Pork Chops hands down, trust me) listening to slow jams and thinking about her.
Anyway, I found this song earlier tonight while working, it reminded me of the early years when your mother and I were still doing the long distance thing. Music brings me back to certain parts of my past, you’ll soon discover how much music plays a role in my life.
Anyway. Don’t pay too much attention to the lyrics. Tonight was the first time hearing it, and the first thing that came to mind was how much I love your mom and how lucky I am to have you both in my life.
… I really love you… both.