This week’s gratitude challenge is about my partner.
I have a lot to be grateful for here. My partner is unlike anyone I’ve ever known. Generous to a fault. The kind of guy who would give you the shirt off his back. Magnanimous. A gentle giant who puts his family’s needs ahead of his own.
We have been together for eight years. This is a long time for a relationship, especially for me. I am pretty sure we are well past the getting to know each other stage, and currently in the ‘I guess this is how things are now’ part.
Some days I do think about the times before we were together. I had unlimited freedom to do what I wanted. I could watch the shows I wanted to, eat what I wanted, shop alone for however long it took, visit the places that took my fancy.
But back then I did most of these things alone. And as the days grew to nights, I felt really lonely and wished I had someone to share my life with.
I still remember the loneliness. So when I think back to the times before him, I am grateful that he is in my life to share all my goals, dreams and future with.