Chip and I met on March 25th, 1994 and have been together ever since. I wrote in my book about how I thought that our relationship wouldn’t go past the 10 month mark because my relationships before only lasted 10 months. I don’t know what it was about 10 months, but we have stayed together and now it has been 18 years.
I think that this should be a lesson to naysayers who say that a gay relationship cannot last. I think we have more than proven that love doesn’t have a gender. We deserve the same rights as every straight married couple out there in the world.
Here is to 18 more wonderful years together and the end of marriage discrimination.
While I have you here, please buy my book, that would be a great anniversary gift for us. You can buy it for $6.99 for the Nook and the Kindle, you can also get 30% off if you buy it at Rainbow eBooks by typing in the code “GAYNERD” at checkout.
(Note for people buying the ebook from Rainbow eBooks, the .mobi file is for the Kindle and the .epub file is for the Nook.)
Chip and I have been together for a very long time. Our 18 year anniversary will be on March 25th and to celebrate our love, I am buying rings. This is the ring that I have chosen because it says “Forever Love” on the top with a cubic zirconia in between the words. I think it’s a nice color and it would make a great wedding ring if we were ever allowed to get married.
I wear a size 13 and Chip wears a size 7. It is a humongous difference and the website where I bought my ring doesn’t have it in a size 7. I haven’t bought his ring yet because I have to find out if they can re-size it because the smallest size they have is 8. If they don’t then I will have to put a dab of hot glue in his so it doesn’t slip off his skinny finger lol.
This will be the first relationship ring that I have worn in over 20 years. The last one that I wore was taken away from me by my partner who lost his when he went to jail for drunk driving. The jail didn’t give him his ring back so he took mine. I haven’t worn a ring since then and I look forward to finally wearing another ring.
Just in case anyone is wondering, from what I understand gay people wear their rings on the right hand instead of the left hand. That was how it was in 1991 when I wore my first ring. If I wore it on the left hand, that says that my relationship is no different from a straight relationship, but I prefer the right hand because I like to be different. So it shall be the right hand.
My ring wasn’t expensive and not because I’m cheap or because I’m poor, well that second one has something to do with it, but because this is the ring that I want and it just so happens that it was on sale when I bought it for only $24 at JustMensRings.com. The shipping was only $2 which made it even more worth the small price. It is coming to me via USPS which means it will take a few days to get to me, maybe longer since it’s coming from Florida.
I can’t wait to get it and I can’t wait to give Chip his ring on our 18 year anniversary later this month. He doesn’t read this blog so don’t tell him… it’s a secret.