Three years ago I stepped off a plane and took my first steps in Cape Town, South Africa. Never did I imagine that those steps would change my life forever. Shortly after landing in Cape Town I met a guy. I didn't realize at the point that this man would become my best friend.
Gary and I have celebrated our 2nd anniversary. I can’t believe it has been 2 years. I can’t believe its been 3 years since I met him. I remember unpacking my bags in my room and this guy knocks on the door and asked if I just moved on to campus. I didn't remember his name, but I remembered his smile. That Smile continued and the friendship blossomed. I didn't think anything of it until one evening he asked me to join him to go to a rugby game…The thing is I had to wake up at 5:30
am, because the little league game started at 7. I thought it was strange that he asked me to go, but I had asked me a while before if he would teach me rugby. I just thought that this was the way he was going to do it.
We became better and better friends. I use to work on my art projects for kids club in the Kitchen, because there were big tables. Gary would come in at night to get something hot to drink. He joined my often and sat a talked to me as I did my posters. One Day he invited me to take a walk with him. I didn’t know that that walk would change my life forever. He told me on that walk that he wanted to pursue a relationship with me and he wanted to marry me.
These 2 years of marriage, have not been easy. But they have been wonderful. We have struggled in many ways, but God has blessed us beyond what we deserve or could imagine.
Gary, you are my best friend; in those times where I have felt alone and isolated you where always there beside me. You are a wonderful husband, and a wonderful daddy. I am so blessed that the Lord saw fit to bring you into my life. I love you more than anything in this world. We have made through 2 years, and I cannot wait to see were the next 50 take us, together, hand in hand in hand with GOD.