Life flashes by in a series of suddenlies.
Suddenly, the hubby and I are university students randomly meeting on a dance floor then start to date on March 8, 2003.
Suddenly, we’re moving in together then getting married. Suddenly, we have a little boy then navigating the horrors of a pandemic.
It’s impossible to capture all the memories from the last 20 years with someone I’ve spent nearly half my life with – and the cherished family and friends who were part of them.
So instead, for our anniversary today, I posted 20 photos, 1 photo highlighting each year.
It’s interesting to remember that there was a life before T – because, as a parent, you genuinely do forget you once had a life! 😂
A life before the words FASD became part of our vocabulary – and that despite the challenges, our lives are now richer thanks to T.
To be reminded that through all the highs and lows, we can count on each other – and that together, we are more.
And the steps the hubby and I took individually and together before we became T’s parents will help us through this rollercoaster life with T.
And here are a few highlights from our life of suddenlies:
2003 – Our first Pride together. I sort of miss staying out late and buying sausages for $3 at 3 am from the street corner and covering it with lots of pickles – or going for cheap Chinatown eats at 4 am. If I did that now, I’d need a week to recover.
2004 – We celebrated graduating from university with our first trip together – and tandem skydiving in Cuba. I made the embarrassing mistake of asking the woman in the pink if she was the mother helping out in the office. She told me I was jumping off the plane with her. 😂 Good thing she didn’t untether me up in the sky.
2008 – Our first overseas trip together – visiting Beijing, Hong Kong and Philippines. The Great Wall of China was amazing. My Pa, who is a proud Chinese, passed away two months before our trip. He would’ve enjoyed hearing about our trip.
2010 – Our first time visiting Europe – stopping by Paris and Switzerland. Ma came with us! 🙂 This was on a tram traveling up the breathtaking Alps to Jungfraujoch, 8,000 feet above sea level.
2012 – An unforgettable 14 days in India.
2013 – Atop the Eiffel Tower – after touring the UK with the hubby’s parents. This is one of my favourite photos.
2015 – Visiting amazing Macchu Piccu in Peru.
2016 – And the year the little guy entered our lives – and the year we started to age rapidly. 😆😂
And the story continues…