How does one measure a year?
Literally, it could be measured in time. 12 months. 52 weeks. 365 days. 8,765 hours. 525,945 minutes. 31,556,736 seconds. All in one year.
But in life, each person has their own ways of counting a year.
Once, it was how many teeth I lost. 8 in one year, that's when I got 5 dollars from the tooth fairy, and I felt like a millionaire.
As I grew up, I remembered holidays. Special time with my friends and family, each had a new story to tell.
Then it revolved around school, and a 'year' was no longer from January to December - no, it was from August to May.
My siblings and parents helped too. A family of 8 and no two birthdays in the same month. Except for the twins. Always the twins.
Bruises. Scars. Fights. Hospital visits. The years I try so hard to forget.
All the emotions; happiness, sadness, guilt, joy.
I never had a problem remembering the years until know. Months are running together, minutes go by to slow but the day speeds past us.
Love blurs the lines.
There are so many ways to measure a year.
And for the past two years I have only had one.
Only needed one.
Only loved one.
Happy two year anniversary, my love.
I look forward to counting to forever with you.