Ten years ago today, I promised to love, honor and cherish for the rest of my life Walter Kamienski and I have never looked back. From the moment I met him, I knew he was "the one." This overwhelming feeling came over me the moment our eyes met. When we shook hands to great each other for the first time, it was like electricity went through my body. I didn't want to believe it at first (especially since he was there with someone else the first night we met) but when you meet your soul mate nothing can stop true love.
How do you know you have found "the one"? For me there are so many reasons. From the little, like covering me with a blanket when I am on the couch to the big like being there to hold my hand and comfort me when Aunt Dot passed from our lives. Wally has stuck by my side through it all - the good and the bad -- because not only did I marry the love of my life but I also married my best friend.
He has a way of making me see life from a different perspective. Sometimes he has to drag me kicking and screaming to see it but I do see it and appreciate him for making the effort like moving the living room around :). He makes me laugh and laugh and laugh and laugh. Even in the most tense moments of life, he can bring a smile to my face. When I was in the hospital after having surgery, I had to get up and walk around. One night when it was just Wally and I, he was walking me around the halls and I had an accident in the hallway (sorry for being graphic but I started to bleed everywhere). It was a pretty horrible situation and I cried. The nurses helped me change and I came out with a new hospital gown. Wally knew how upset I was and I guess he saw a way to make the situation better. The gown had a giant pocket on the front and well I was then known as "pockets." "Hey pockets what are you carrying in there? Some pencils and a notebook? Your money, a lipstick?" He made me forget about the accident and see the humor - the happiness in life. He makes me feel beautiful and special. Every time we are at a formal occasion Wally will whisper in my ear that I am the most beautiful woman there and I believe him when he says it. He makes me feel like there is nothing I can't do. He believes in me. From going on a new adventure like scuba diving to believing in me that I could and would get pregnant one day, his loyalty and encouragement have never wavered. He is my rock.
I've said this before but I think it is worth repeating. On the day I married Wally, I hoped and believed that I was marrying my soul mate but today, ten years later, I know it. Happy Anniversary Wally you are my true love, "the one" and soul mate. Thank you for taking life's journey with me. I love you with all my heart, now and forever.