5 years ago, we took a leap of faith and said, "I do" in front of a crowd of, perhaps, 34 people in a lil restaurant in Richmond, Victoria.
He was 28 and I was 24.
We knew that we were going to spend the rest of our lives together.
And this would be the only time that we would say our marital vows.
Being relatively young and just starting out on our careers, we could only afford a lil do for the people that we love and are closest to.
We ate, laughed and danced the night away and we never forget how happy we were that very night.
Five years on, we spent the night at a french restaurant in the lil niche of Singapore.
In the period between the wedding and the dinner, we have moved countries, changed job descriptions, travelled a lil bit of the world and have 3 kids.
So much has changed for us.
We are different but, yet, the same.
The road to a lifetime of happily ever after is often filled with a heap of unexpected unhappiness and mismatched expectations. But in the major pockets, we also have a ton of joy and love.
We may not be perfect life partners but we are the only ones that we have chosen for each other. And whilst the road might be uncertain and unexpected. I know that he will always be there for me and, me him.
The world encourages us to give up quite easily but yet at times when I fall, he has always been there to pick me up.
And this I know because we have had some really tough routes that we had to trek through.
I don't know a life without him, anymore.
So, on that night at Au Petit, we dined and laughed.
And we toasted our wines and thought about how blessed we were.
All we needed in this life we already have.
Our love. Our kids. Our family. Our health. Our friends.
I don't think we can ask for more.
Happy Anniversary, Baby!
It's just you and me, Babe!