Another installment of our February love special, Real-Life Love Stories! Throughout the month we have been posting love stories submitted by our readers celebrating and honoring the love they share with their partners, girlfriends, wives, Next month, we’ll be featuring queer women (and allies) who are making history — or herstory!
Meet Sara and Ashley who are celebrating their one year anniversary today.
This Valentine’s weekend, my fabulous girlfriend Ashley and I will be celebrating not only Valentine’s Day, but also the first anniversary of our relationship (February 17) and my 31st birthday (February 18). February 17 is also the day I moved into my very first apartment after six years of marriage. Needless to say, February is kind of special for us.
When Ashley decided to take me on, she took on the baggage of my Evangelical Christian upbringing here in Arkansas. When I told her I had just gotten a divorce, she was freaked out, but she didn’t let it scare her away. She’s been with me through my first PFLAG meetings, my changing jobs so that I could live openly (I worked at a non-affirming church at the time), my coming out to my parents, my first time speaking publicly about my story and all the silly, scary things that come up every day. She is the most wonderful, kind, supportive, sexy, loving, funny, beautiful person in the world and I am so lucky to have her. She inspires me every day to be more patient and to not let the little things bother me so much.
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