If you’ve been following along, he and I have known each other for years, and I started to crush on him pretty hard after I got divorced. He has also known The Boy for years, and often entertained him when we were on vacation down here with my parents. He even taught him to ride a bike, and has recently succeeded in getting him to stand up on the surfboard while riding a wave in by himself – such a triumph after years of “lessons”!
He was nervous about getting married, but has since settled in, and enjoys marriage now, as do I. Quite simply put, he’s my best friend, I love spending time with him, he makes me laugh, and we are good together.
There is also a considerable age difference between us, which has always bothered him more than it has bothered me. He often wishes I had some grey hairs so people wouldn’t mistake him for my dad (this has only happened a few times, although it is irritating), but I think over time, he has seen that it rarely comes up, and isn’t an issue in the least.
He is a good man, and I am so lucky to have him. And for the next seven months, he is only sixteen years older than me, rather than seventeen. Happy Birthday to The Man, The Only Man For Me!