Today is my wedding anniversary which is a very special day to me - but in reality our commitment to each other did not start on the day we married - it started from the moment we first met.
When I first saw Paul I new he was the one - he just caught my attention, he was handsome, very very cool, he was a guitar player, could write songs and looked hot up on stage, he was an athlete, an extremely intelligent man plus he wanted to change the world - I was so smitten and when he looked at me with his blue Paul Newman eyes I was gone - I knew I would love him and follow him anywhere and I did.
We had a long and wonderful marriage and together we created a life with our family, we had good times but we also had difficult times - that is what happens when you choose to share a life together - but no matter what we had love as a foundation to always go back too and we had our beautiful family.
The week before Paul died we were heading out the door for a dinner - I stepped from the bathroom and as all women ask their partners - I said to Paul - 'How do I look?' He looked at me and he said 'Well Shell - you would look hot in a potato sack' - I looked at him and thought how lucky I was that he still thought I was hot after so many years - plus I did think he was the master of romantic words.
I guess what I am saying is that I was lucky to have found Paul and shared so many years together.
Remembering Paul today with love, warmth and appreciation.
Shelley Myatt is the owner and operator of Shelley Myatt Fitness and Well-Being, Columnist, Life Coach & Motivational Speaker based in Toowoomba, Qld.