I first met mellow1 at uni in 1995, for me it was love at first sight, I once asked mellow1 (Clare) if she wanted a drink, the respone was not what I was hoping for, I didn't realise at the time that Clare was in a long term relationship, feeling disappointed but being a very moral man I left it and had to be grateful for the odd passing glance in lectures. We met again at a job interview in 1999, I got the job but we made a connection of friendship. Our paths crossed again a few months later when Clare got a job at the same school as me. We used to go out together at lunch for a fag and a laugh but by this point Clare was married and again being moral I left it even though I knew she was the love of my life. I moved jobs and we lost touch for a while, in that time I got married settling for second as I thought me and Clare would never be together. Clare then got a job at the school I was at and I remember my sense of excitement. I used to come up with excuses to pop round Clare's house to see her. I'm a moral man but an affair with Clare, hell yeah!!!!..... But it never happened. I moved jobs and we lost touch again. During that time I split from my wife at the time and had ventured on a bachelor's life, not a very exciting one but I did get in touch with Clare again via Facebook, much to my delight Clare had split from her husband but to my dismay she was in a new relationship. I put on Facebook "ring me" I got the reply "no" (this was the humor that we have together). Time moved on and then one Friday night I had a text " are you in", I thought who is this? I replied and got the reply " Clare you tit". I have never tidied up so fast in my life!!! That Friday night was the completion, and after 16 years of waiting at last fate had placed me with the love of my life. This challenge of illness has been given to us but nothing will get in the way of destiny which is me and my wife, I love Clare more now than ever and will do for eternity.