3 years of total craziness. I'm not kidding.
3 years ago we lived in the Bronx in a little, brightly colored apartment. 2 years ago, we moved to Maine and into my parents' house where we stayed for 10 months. 1 year ago, I lost my job.
My LoLo stuck with me through it all. He sat with me on the nights I cried, even when he had to wake up for work at 4:30 AM and then work for 12-13 hours.
I've already told you many times how lucky I feel to have him. Today, I remember exactly how I felt on this day three years ago.
I didn't feel nervous because I knew what I was doing was right. I felt love.
Today, I feel the love even more than I felt on that day. These three years have been trying for us, not because of marriage, but more because of everything else in life. But through it all, we have come out laughing.
And that's my favorite part about our marriage. We laugh. A lot. We laughed our way through our ceremony. We laughed our way through our reception.
If Kasey Kasem were still around, doing his thing, I would totally call in a long distance dedication to the love of my life. I would dedicate the first song we danced to as a married couple, Bendita Tu Luz.
We chose this song because it is sung by a Dominican singer, Juan Luis Guerra, with a Mexican band, Mana. We loved the fact that the song combined some of our (many) ethnicities in addition to having a meaning that we could relate to.
In the song, it talks about how lucky the two people were to find each other and how all the circumstances had to be right for the meeting to happen. LoLo and I feel this way every day. So many things had to go right for us to meet and we are so lucky that someone found it important to make it happen.
So, LoLo, I love you very much. I miss you when I'm away from you for an hour. I love the way you giggle when you watch your shows. I love the way you kiss my cheek in the morning before you go to work. I love the way you love me.
Happy Anniversary, my love.
Bendito Dios por encontrarnos
en el camino y de quitarme
esta soledad de mi destino.