I was blessed to have Ed walk into my life in 1998, when we were both just kids really. He caught my eye and as I later found out, we were actually both *stalking* each other at the time. I would ‘stop by’ where he worked and he would do the same…pretending we were there for other reasons.  I think he was a bit confused at first and thought it was my sister who was interested, which just confirms to me how good I really was at maintaining my ‘cover!’ A friend arranged for an awkward group date at a comedy show, and Ed and I were married within 5 months of that first date. That was almost 16 years ago. When you know, you know.

Words will never put into words how much I love Ed and how much better he makes my life. From the moment I met him I felt a sense of honesty and security that I had never had in my life prior. As the days, months and years have passed, he has believed in me and supported me in everything I have chosen to pursue – even when I wasn’t capable of believing in myself. He has a fabulous sense of humour and makes me laugh…a lot. I believe that everything he does, he does with the sole intention of us being happier in life together. Grateful doesn’t begin to describe how I feel to have him in my life these past 16 years. We are good together. The only advice I could really give another about marriage, would be the same as I would see it in any relationship; be happy with yourself first and the rest of it all falls into place. No one can give what they don’t already have for themselves first…

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