Today is my second wedding anniversary. And the first one Bülent and I have celebrated together! While last year it felt like a surprise that I had been married for a whole year, this year it doesn’t. Not in a bad way but in a good way. This year we have dealt with a lot of things, cancer, chemo, death and despair, and Bülent has been there through everything. He supported me in every way he could, even when when I took a leave of absence from my job to spend time with my dad and flew 5000 miles away—for 6 months.
I am very lucky to have a partner as wonderful as he is. I still feel like I did last year, ecstatic to have a BFF and a lover wrapped up into one. But even luckier this year, because I know when things get tough, things are still good.