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Author Topic: Has it been 4 years??  (Read 5911 times)

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Offline Life

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Has it been 4 years??
« on: July 29, 2007, 12:24:47 AM »

William asked me to Marry him four years ago this Friday August 3rd.   I had know idea what the future held for us.   And for certain, back then, I had know idea that hiv was going to be part of both our lives in two short years.  I just knew that this was right,  and if I pass this opportunity, who knows where I would be.   William proposed to me half way between my home and his parents home on the other side of the mountain range.   I had no clue that this was coming.  This is the picture about 5 minutes after he slipped the gold band on my finger.   It may not look it, but this picture was taken at 11,500 feet on Independence Pass between Aspen and his parents home in Leadville....

I wanted to especially thank all of You here at AM that have helped both of us adjust to this new life....   Having this support group has played such an important factor for both of us being able to live each day the best we can.  I pray we all have long lives ahead of us..



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Re: Has it been 4 years??
« Reply #1 on: July 29, 2007, 12:27:41 AM »
Oh so the loss of breath was not because of the altitude?  :D :D :D

Congrats to you two :) and many many more years together!

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oct 08: cd4 197 (20%) vl 154000 <== aids diagnosis
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Offline RapidRod

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Re: Has it been 4 years??
« Reply #2 on: July 29, 2007, 12:38:00 AM »
Congrats Will and Eric.

Offline Miss Philicia

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Re: Has it been 4 years??
« Reply #3 on: July 29, 2007, 12:45:38 AM »
happy anniversary!
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Offline Robert

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Re: Has it been 4 years??
« Reply #4 on: July 29, 2007, 12:47:03 AM »
congratulations to a great pair of love birds.

Will's timing is impeccble. Independence Pass. Summer.  Columbines.  Ring.  

Thanks for sharing.



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Re: Has it been 4 years??
« Reply #5 on: July 29, 2007, 01:38:52 AM »
It was beautiful to hear your story!  What a great setting for such a special day!  Congrats to both of you!  Ain't love grand?

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Offline wellington

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Re: Has it been 4 years??
« Reply #6 on: July 29, 2007, 02:54:49 AM »
Kudos to you and yours.  Quite the romantic story.  Wish I could wrangle a ring (on my finger) some day from my guy.

Offline Nadine

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Re: Has it been 4 years??
« Reply #7 on: July 29, 2007, 07:04:45 AM »
Happy Anniversary Will & Eric

Wishing you two many more happy years together

Offline Andy Velez

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Re: Has it been 4 years??
« Reply #8 on: July 29, 2007, 10:22:18 AM »
Congrats on starting your FIFTH year! Wishing you many more!
Andy Velez

Offline Peter6836

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Re: Has it been 4 years??
« Reply #9 on: July 29, 2007, 10:32:42 AM »
God bless and keep you both on your anniversary and every day of your lives. May they be long and happy and may you be there for each other, to enrich and ease life along.

Offline bear60

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Re: Has it been 4 years??
« Reply #10 on: July 29, 2007, 10:36:53 AM »
Happy Anniversary
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Offline Alain

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Re: Has it been 4 years??
« Reply #11 on: July 29, 2007, 10:58:34 AM »
Cheers to many more to come!

Congratulations to both!

Alain. :-*

Offline Basquo

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Re: Has it been 4 years??
« Reply #12 on: July 29, 2007, 11:35:03 AM »
Happy Happy! I'm glad you're HAPPY! ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D

Offline blacky1980

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Re: Has it been 4 years??
« Reply #13 on: July 29, 2007, 01:38:56 PM »
when there life there is happyness Congrats

Offline Life

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Re: Has it been 4 years??
« Reply #14 on: July 29, 2007, 03:20:21 PM »
Thanks for the well wishes to all of you....   It means alot to us....   Now I have to go find a anniversary gift...   Im glad Will reminded me, otherwise, I woulda missed the date... Hes the organized one,  I am the fixer-upper-worrier-extraordinar.  ;D 


« Last Edit: July 29, 2007, 03:31:31 PM by Life »

Offline RapidRod

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Re: Has it been 4 years??
« Reply #15 on: July 29, 2007, 03:23:31 PM »
Hes the organized one,  I am the fixer-upper-worrier-extordinair



ROFL, no doubt about that Eric.  :D

Offline Longislander

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Re: Has it been 4 years??
« Reply #16 on: July 29, 2007, 03:25:07 PM »

Happy Anniversary to you both! ;D Great picture capturing a special moment. Congrats on having the good sense to know he was the right man~

I wish you many more years together, good health, and lots of happiness!

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Offline Esquare

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Re: Has it been 4 years??
« Reply #17 on: July 29, 2007, 03:41:47 PM »
Happy Anniversary Eric!

Offline bocker3

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Re: Has it been 4 years??
« Reply #18 on: July 29, 2007, 08:32:15 PM »

congrats on 4 yrs -- and many happy more to come.  Make sure you get him something really nice --- because I'm sure he's getting you a shatterproof, rainbow pillbox   ;D  .

Hugs and  :-*  :-* ,
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Offline mjmel

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Re: Has it been 4 years??
« Reply #19 on: July 29, 2007, 08:36:54 PM »
Awwwww. What a sweet post. Congrats and thanks for the feel-good post, Eric.

Offline AlanBama

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Re: Has it been 4 years??
« Reply #20 on: July 29, 2007, 08:55:41 PM »
Happy Anniversary, Eric & Will !

Congratulations to both of you.


Alan   :-*
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Offline Iggy

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Re: Has it been 4 years??
« Reply #21 on: July 29, 2007, 08:57:04 PM »
Thank you for posting that - It did lift my spirits.

Congrats on the anniversary.

Offline StrongGuy

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Re: Has it been 4 years??
« Reply #22 on: July 30, 2007, 12:08:34 AM »

You guys make a great looking couple. To many many more happy years!

Mike ;)
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Offline RobT

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Re: Has it been 4 years??
« Reply #23 on: July 31, 2007, 08:15:35 PM »
Sorry that I have been so slow at keeping up w/ everything, but congrats to both u and Will. I really hope that I wud get a ring around my finger from my guy instead of wearing it around my neck.



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Re: Has it been 4 years??
« Reply #24 on: July 31, 2007, 08:33:20 PM »
What a beautiful story!  It gives me hope. :D
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Offline J.R.E.

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Re: Has it been 4 years??
« Reply #25 on: August 01, 2007, 07:50:10 PM »

Happy anniversary to you guys !! You both look great together. Ed and I just celebrated our 27th year together this past week. Many more happy, wonderful, years to both of you !! Its kind of funny after all these years,...Ed knows what I am thinking before I think it, and I often know what he's going to say before he says it ! :)  It's like mental telepathy. It makes us laugh at times ! Talk about two people, being on the same brain wave at times !!  :)

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Offline PeteNYNJ

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Re: Has it been 4 years??
« Reply #26 on: August 01, 2007, 08:15:04 PM »
Congrats to the two of you.   He must be a special guy to get to have someone as wonderful as you


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Re: Has it been 4 years??
« Reply #27 on: August 01, 2007, 09:16:22 PM »
Congratulations Eric and Will.  You make a great couple.  Both of you have been an inspiration to me!!!   Wishing you continued happiness for many many many many more years together!!!
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2/11/2008 CD4 439, 27%, VL <50 (96 wks)
5/5/2008 CD4 535, 28%, VL <50 (108 wks)
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Offline Life

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Re: Has it been 4 years??
« Reply #28 on: August 01, 2007, 09:42:05 PM »
I printed out this thread for Will to read, and his eyes just teared up reading your posts....  I know Will really does not understand the connection between me and AM... But he does understand that it has helped both of us in a fashion deal with life on life's terms.   I am very thankful that I found Will prior to the hiv portion of my life.   It has certainly made it easier for me to deal with this.   Although the road has been pretty smooth so far,  I am always looking around the next corner trying to steer clear of the proverbial bumps.   AM gives me a bit of foresight as to what to look out for and I will always be thankful for that.   When I read about people looking for that perfect person to have in their lives,   I wish nothing more than success for those.   I spent 29 years being single, alone and dedicated to the career path.   In the end, that was not enough, not fulfilling and very unsatisfying.   I can only imagine about the brush off's, the disclosure's,  the negativity about being pos and the other being neg...   I hate that people can be so narrow minded and uneducated.   AM is full of love and beautiful people..   I am glad we are a part of this..


« Last Edit: August 01, 2007, 10:26:25 PM by Life »

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Re: Has it been 4 years??
« Reply #29 on: August 02, 2007, 06:16:21 PM »
What a love story... CONGRATS TO YOU BOYZ!!!!

(PS: Have you thought what are you going to do when celebrating your 25th anniversary ?? :D )

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Re: Has it been 4 years??
« Reply #30 on: August 03, 2007, 04:00:29 PM »
That was the sweetest thing ever... D

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