This is my boyfriend Hughie. We've been together for 3 and a half years now; I care and love him so very much. He always tries to hold my hand even when I'm upset or angry at him, or clearly ignoring him. He is there for me during those rough patches without question or doubt; he never pushes me to tell him what's wrong if I came home upset and tear stained and just want some hot tea. He sometimes makes it for me if I refuse to get out of bed. He is one of those rare people in my life that thinks "This will make Natalie happy, let's do that for her or get that for her".
He once made me hi-five him when I asked him the question "How come we aren't one of those couples who break up on and off? So Hughie says: "Because we are ...AWESOME!", then puts his hand up for hi-five. I paused to register it then hi-fived him, both of us laughing like idiots. That's the sort of relationship we have; and it helps me forget my troubles most of the time.
Especially for the month of May, he had kept my chin up and kept me smiling. He didn't even bat an eyelid when I asked him to take some photos on self timer. "I want to blog about us" I said. He was like "OK, let's go down to the playground, I'll sit on this cow."
Thank you Hughie for a lovely 3 and a half years. This Hughie chapter in my life didn't come first, but it has so far, been so very sweet, easy, comforting and playful.