In the mail today I received a letter stating that my partner and I were approved for our legal partnership license. Accompanying the letter was a seal stamped certificate acknowledging that as of January 21,2015 we are in a legal partnership. We applied for the license about a month ago when we decided it would be a step in the right direction as we plan to have children in the future and would like equal benefits from our employers etc.
My partner and I met in July of 2012. It was definitely one of those “when you know, you know” type of situations. From the day we met and forward we spent every single moment together and waited less than six months to move in with one another. After six months we decided to enter an official relationship. We set our anniversary on the 28th of January in between our mothers’ birthdays, the 27th and 29th. At the end of 2014 we realized that having that anniversary date was absolutely ridiculous! We spent so much money and time with our mother’s that we barely enjoyed the day for us. We changed it to February 14. So today, when we got the mail with a new date on it my immediate reaction was “there is no way I’m remembering all of these anniversaries!” LOL. But she assured me I wouldn’t have to and that we will in fact be celebrating our anniversary this year on the 14th of February.
Acquiring this license is the first step toward building our family. In telling some of our associates and friends we are often asked why we don’t just get married. Many believe that being married would benefit us better. While that may be true, getting married is a big deal and we want more time invested before we take that step. Also, we want a ceremony, there isn’t anything wrong with a ceremony at city hall but we have something a little more formal in mind.
I’m 24 and my partner is 22. She’s a great woman. I could go on for pages telling what she means to me and how compatible we are but I’ll end this with saying that it’s important in life not to find someone who completes you but someone who compliments you. You should already be a whole loving person when you take on the seriousness and responsibility of a relationship. Two half people searching to be whole will not create one successful relationship. It just doesn’t work that way. Love yourself AND each other. We do.