How I know he’s The One

Today, Oli and I celebrate our 3rd wedding anniversary.

3 years since my Dad walked me down the aisle.

3 years since we said “I do”.

3 years since I became a wife to the man of my dreams.

I know it is a cheesy thing to say but I really do believe Oli is The One. My perfect match and my soul mate. I was 18 when Oli and I got together and 21 when we got married, with a tiny baby Leo squirming around in my belly, hidden away under my wedding dress. Some may think I was too young, I settled down too soon but to those people I will simply say this, you’re wrong.

So what if I was still a teenager when I met my future husband? All this means is I get to have him in my life for longer, I get to be his wife for longer. I don’t regret for a second settling down and getting married in my early twenties, I feel lucky to have met the love of my life so young. The complicated world of online dating, Tinder, that terrifying ticking of my metaphorical biological clock will always be a mystery to me. Instead of spending years searching for Mr Right, I already have him, curled up with me on the sofa perfectly happy in each others company. I don’t think there’s anything wrong with that, do you?

Don’t get me wrong, we argue sometimes. I highly doubt there is a marred couple out there who can swear, hand on heart, that they never disagree with each other, We argue about big things and small things and everything in between but we always make up eventually, we always know we love each other even when we are fighting.

You might be wondering, how do I know Oli is definitely the one? What makes me so sure I have chosen the  right person to spend the rest of my life with? Well, here is how I know…

* I can’t think about a future where he isn’t around without nearly crying.

* I don’t care that I spent my university years cuddled up in a little flat with him instead of going out partying every night and living in a student house like everyone else.

* I suck at talking about feelings but he persevered and helped me open up. Now I can tell him anything,

* If I am being a bit dull he will tell me and I like that he’s not scared to correct me when I’m wrong.

* Even when he has been a bit of a crappy guy I can’t stay mad at him for long. I hate it when we’re not friends,

* Although he’s not that great on the compliments front, I know he still fancies me.

* 7 years on and we still say “I love you” every single day.

* I love to listen to him talk, he knows loads of stuff and I feel like he teaches me so much..

* He makes me laugh a lot. Even when I’m mad at him, which is so annoying.

* I can’t stand arguing with him, Not just because arguing is horrible but because I just want us to be happy,

* He knows when I’m not fine, even when I say I am.

* We kick ass at board games, full marks on Mr&Mrs every time.

* We are a great team.

* I still can’t help peeking at him when he’s getting changed, even though that body is not new to my eyes,

* No one has ever made me feel as special as he does.

* He gives me the push I need to be more confident and will always support me in the decisions I make,

* If I am down he always cheers me up, he never wants to see me sad.

* He works hard every day so I can stay home and look after our boy,

* All those years where we were really skint we always said it was OK as long as we were together. I would rather be living in a box with him than be a millionaire and alone,

* There is no other man in the whole world I would want as the father of my child,

And finally..

* I’m pretty sure I have always known.

Happy 3rd anniversary babe. Here is to many, many more happy years together xx
Sorry if you feel like you have just swallowed a massive chunk of cheese but I just had to write this post. No marriage is perfect but I think if you have found your Mr Right then it can be pretty damn close. I am looking forward to a lovely relaxed evening tonight and then a night out on the weekend to celebrate when the parents are here to babysit.
How old were you when you got married/fell in love? Does your other half still give you butterflies? I would love to know what married life is like for you.

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  1. April 6, 2016 / 8:29 am

    Happy 3rd wedding anniversary! This is just so sweet and he definately does sound like he's the one! X #bloggerclubuk

  2. Mrs G
    April 7, 2016 / 8:03 pm

    Congrats, it sounds like you have this thing nailed. There is a whole long future ahead so keep up the good marital work! He sounds like a keeper 😉
    Thanks for linking up to #coolmumclub, we like the occasional lump of cheese xx

  3. Rebecca Roversi
    April 7, 2016 / 9:22 pm

    Happy Anniversary! Nothing wrong with expressing your happiness with your other half. It's very sweet #CoolMumClub

  4. Savannah Noe
    April 9, 2016 / 6:01 am

    Oh yay, I just love these sappy kinds of posts! Happy Anniversary, what a lovely milestone <3 It truly sounds like you've found the're soulmate. It's so wonderful when you just know the person you've chosen to spend your life with absolutely completes you. Congratulations-here's to many more! <3 #coolmumclub

  5. April 9, 2016 / 3:17 pm

    Aw what a lovely heart warming post! There's this stigma that if you marry young, you're somehow missing out. But on the other side of the spectrum there are many women/men in their 40s still searching for the elusive 'one.' I know which side of the fence i'd like to be on 🙂 x

  6. April 9, 2016 / 9:08 pm

    Ah, what a lovely post. Happy anniversary. Some people spend their whole lives waiting for the one, some people never meet the one. You are lucky and you should be proud of yourself for having met the one and for having married him. Congratulations! #coolmumclub

  7. April 9, 2016 / 10:18 pm

    Hi, me again. I came to this post from #KCACOLS too. Pen x

  8. April 9, 2016 / 11:31 pm

    Happy anniversary! Looks like you had such a beautiful wedding! x #KCACOLS

  9. April 10, 2016 / 9:30 am

    There's no "right" time to settle down, only the time that is right for you. As someone who has never found the One, thank you for writing something that gives me hope that he might still be out there. Maybe, er, somewhere! #KCACOLS

  10. April 10, 2016 / 10:19 am

    Aw, lovely post. I agree with Min – everyone's different, it's fab if you want to settle down young or live it large all your life, lol. We're not married but Anthony really balances me out, he remembers all the sweet stuff like anniversaries and things. I just have a vague idea we've been together a long time! 😉 x

    Thanks so much for linking up at #KCACOLS. Hope you come back again next Sunday

  11. April 10, 2016 / 12:41 pm

    Congratulations on your anniversary and having a such a happy family. Your Wedding looks beautiful, and you both seem so happy. I wish you a lifetime of happiness and good health.
    Amanda. #kcacols

  12. Rachel Bustin
    April 10, 2016 / 4:26 pm

    Congrats on your anniversary. Its our 3 year anniversary in July and we have been together 8 years. I feel the same as you – i have met my soul mate. xx

  13. Dot Makes 4
    April 10, 2016 / 5:49 pm

    What a lovely post, and such beautiful photos! Happy 3rd Anniversary 🙂
    We've just celebrated our 3rd anniversary too! We were together 11 months before we were married. Both Mark and I knew straight away that the other was The One! 🙂
    Laura xx

  14. A Mum Track Mind
    April 10, 2016 / 7:26 pm

    Such lovely pictures – lucky you, looks like you've found your soulmate #KCACOLS

  15. April 11, 2016 / 7:11 am

    Happy anniversary! You two look so happy! My second time around I knew had found the one, but I still waited a while to make that long walk down the aisle. And, yes I still get butterflies all these years later! #KCACOLS

  16. Mudpie Fridays
    April 11, 2016 / 8:50 pm

    Happy 3rd Wedding Anniversary this is a lovely post :). I met my other half when I was 24 and we moved in 9 months later although we didn't get married until I was 30 and suddenly children had become important. Thank you for joining us at #BloggerClubUK hope to see you again this week x

  17. April 12, 2016 / 8:35 pm

    Congratulations, what a lovely post. It made me well up it was so sweet:) You sound like a great couple x

    mainy – myrealfairy


  18. You Baby Me Mummy
    April 14, 2016 / 9:58 am

    This is so lovely! Obviously made for each other. Thanks for linking up to #TheList x

  19. Mommy's Little Princesses
    April 14, 2016 / 10:56 am

    What a truly lovely post. Happy anniversary to the both of yous! I think it's wonderful that you have managed to find te man of your dreams xx#KCACOLS

  20. April 14, 2016 / 6:53 pm

    Aww what a lovely post, Happy anniversary to you. I have 2 friends from school who are both now married to their boyfriends from school. Thanks for linking to #PickNMix

  21. Sons, Sand & Sauvignon
    April 16, 2016 / 9:20 am

    Awww, such a lovely post, there is nothing wrong with settling down young, I met James at 21 and 9 years later we are still as happy as we were then! Happy anniversary to you both #KCACOLS xx

  22. April 20, 2016 / 10:58 am

    Aww thanks. He definitely is 🙂 xx

  23. April 20, 2016 / 10:59 am

    Thanks :). I'm glad #coolmumclub isn't opposed to a bit of cheese xx

  24. April 20, 2016 / 10:59 am

    Aww thanks, we're very happy xx

  25. April 20, 2016 / 11:01 am

    Congratulations on your wedding and good luck with your move to Dubai. I agree, you don't need a big fancy wedding if you're marrying the man of your dreams xx

  26. April 20, 2016 / 11:02 am

    Thank you 🙂 xx

  27. April 20, 2016 / 11:03 am

    Yea, I don't know why people are weird about people marrying young, if you've found someone you want to spend the rest of your life with then it shouldn't matter xx

  28. April 20, 2016 / 11:04 am

    Aww thank you :). I am very lucky I didn't have to wait too long to find him xx

  29. April 20, 2016 / 11:05 am

    Thank you. Yes it really was an amazing day xx

  30. April 20, 2016 / 11:05 am

    He's out there somewhere I'm sure 🙂 xx

  31. April 20, 2016 / 11:07 am

    Yup, everyone is different and it really shouldn't matter if you want to settle down at 16 or 60. As long as you're happy that's all that matters. Anthony sounds very sweet xx

  32. April 20, 2016 / 11:07 am

    Aww thank you so much xx

  33. April 20, 2016 / 11:08 am

    Aww, so lovely you have found the one too xx

  34. April 20, 2016 / 11:09 am

    That's so lovely you both knew straight away. Congratulations on your anniversary too xx

  35. April 20, 2016 / 11:09 am

    Thank you 🙂 xx

  36. April 20, 2016 / 11:10 am

    I think if you still get the butterfly feeling then that's a sign you're definitely meant to be 🙂 xx

  37. April 20, 2016 / 11:12 am

    Wow, you were together a while before you got married then. I think we bad been together for 4 years before we said I do xx

  38. April 20, 2016 / 11:13 am

    Aww, that's a lovely comment thank you xx

  39. April 20, 2016 / 11:13 am

    I like to think we are :). Thanks for hosting xx

  40. April 20, 2016 / 11:14 am

    Thanks. I do feel lucky to be married to my best friend xx

  41. April 20, 2016 / 11:15 am

    Aww that's so sweet, I'm glad I didn't end up marrying the boyfriend I has while I was in school haha xx

  42. April 20, 2016 / 11:16 am

    Aww, glad you are both still happy in your relationship. I don't think there's anything wrong with getting married young if it's to the right person xx

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