Oct 31, 2015


Being happy doesn't mean that everything is perfect. 
It means that you've  decided to look 
beyond the imperfections...

A relationship as we all know requires work..lots of work at times to keep it happy 
and healthy.  Like everyone else we have had our bumpy times be
 it for whatever reason..

We come from very different cultures yet, that has not been such a big issue in our relationship..
if anything it has only made the relationship more interesting and of course the challenges 
just add to make for an always not knowing what will happen kind of a situation.

If there was anyone in this relationship that could be considered difficult that would have to
 be me.  Arvid is more of the peacemaker and I am more of the let's say volatile type. 
 Not always easy for him I guess, but never boring as he is very fond of saying.

Someone said: "Find a guy who calls you beautiful instead of hot, who calls you back when 
you hang up on him, who will lie under the stars and listen to your heartbeat, or will stay 
awake just to watch you sleep... wait for the boy who kisses your forehead, who wants to 
show you off to the world when you are in sweats, who holds your hand in front of his friends, 
who thinks you're just as pretty without makeup on. One who is constantly reminding you of
 how much he cares and how lucky his is to have you.... The one who turns to his friends
 and says, 'that's her.'”  I have found that person in Arvid.  To this day he still holds my
 hand anywhere we go...I LOVE this about him.

I have  a way of getting into trouble more than anyone I know...not sure this is good, but does
 that mean I will change?  Not sure, but for sure I will try to be less opinionated.  Ahhh...there
lies my biggest problem.  I love to voice my opinion and be it right or wrong you will hear 
it if the situation so merits it.  Maybe not always so smart, but I can't stand seeing people 
being taken advantage of.  I feel it is my duty to say something and I do...then comes the trouble.

We have gotten to a point in our relationship where we are at peace and at ease with everything.  
Our lives blend into each other and as Arvid says we have found the perfect rhythm.  
I think this began even more when we brought Brutus into our lives.  Brutus has showed 
Arvid a side of life I think he has rarely witnessed.  With Brutus came patience, calm, 
serenity and relaxation....amazing what this tiny furry kitty has done.  Today I can say
 our live is complete and full of peace.

We are having the time of our lives.  We are happy.  Considering everything 
that has happened, this has been a really good year so far
 and hopefully it will be so always....

You don't love someone for their looks, or their clothes, or for 
their fancy car, but because they sing a song only you can hear....