Actually, I think we both went through EXACTLY who/what we needed to go through to be grateful for one another when we met. I remember him saying he felt like maybe, this was "God's wink" after a lot of disappointments. He was right. I couldn't have imagined I would be able to love someone who also allowed me to be completely myself, independent, do our own things...but be one unit. :)
I told him this, he now agrees. He kisses me like it is his first time, he holds my hand just because, he laughs when I make faces, he loves me for me, he can't wait for me to get home from work and waits on me at the door, he is everything that I never thought I deserved. He did exactly what he promised the day we married and that was to make me and my daughter happy forever and always.
This picture describes Isobel's situation. Isobel was so in love with Marco. Even though she realizes in time that Celia and Marco's bond is far greater than theirs was, the time she spent waiting on him broke her heart. He stood her up countless times, and she was in denial for the longest time about it. He left her in the dust while she was still waiting for his return to her.