I feel that being able to love and experience love is the best part of life. Love is a perfect concoction of passion, joy, and vulnerability. Love looks, sounds, and feels different for each one of us. Once experienced, love provides us all with this indescribable sense of belonging. This week, two very dear friends of mine are celebrating their fifth year anniversary. Sydney and Roy, thank you for showing us the type of love we all deserve. Your love for one another enchants those around you. You are #couplegoals. Happy Anniversary you love birds, this one is for you.
Before I dive into their story I have this disclaimer: their love story is not lyrics from a Taylor Swift song, nor is it a chapter from a Nicklaus Sparks book, nor is it a scene from the next high school musical, despite how much it may seem so.
Where it all started
It all started in high school. Sydney was auditioning for the school choir that Roy was co-conducting. Their first conversation took place when Syd was rehearsing in the band room. Roy sat down next to Syd and told her that he thought that she was the prettiest girl in school, hands down. Sydney’s face went bright red and she was speechless. Before Sydney could find words, Roy smiled and left the room- it was a drop mic moment for Roy.
Over the course of a few months, their friendship flourished. At age sixteen, on a snowy night Roy drove Sydney home. Trying to keep the date going, they both refused to let the conversation come to an end. A snow plough was quickly approaching, cutting their conversation short. Syd jumped out of the car, when Roy exclaimed the words, “I love you!”. Due to poor timing, Syd closed the door as soon as Roy shared his feelings. Cute and awkwardly, Syd ran inside.
Photos taken by: Anna Douglas