Today my darling hubby and I celebrate our 47th wedding anniversary. I wonder how many of you are old enough to remember these songs that we danced to: ”Strangers in the night” by Frank Sinatra, “These boots were made for walking” by Nancy Sinatra, ”Reach out, I’ll be there”, by The Four Tops and “God only knows” and “Good Vibrations” by the Beach Boys?
This may sound like a huge number of years to be with the same person, but the time has just flown by. When we two love-struck youngsters said, “I do,” we could never have envisaged what a wonderful and long relationship lay before us. Hubby was newly graduated, and we had very little in the way of material things, but what we did have, was our love for one another, and a dream of a “happily ever after” future together. Now, two wonderful children and five precious grandchildren later, we are still celebrating. At times it’s been an exciting roller coaster ride, but then there have been the calm, smooth sailing periods when we’ve just coasted along without too much effort at all. Through all these years, I’ve been so fortunate to have someone who loves me unconditionally and without reserve; someone I can totally depend on to always be there for me through thick and thin. I just couldn’t imagine life without my wonderful man. We’re true soul mates, and although we’re so different in many ways, we get along so well. We’ve laughed together, cried together, and most importantly of all, we’ve stayed together.
“A kiss is just a kiss till you find the one you love.
A hug is just a hug, till you find the one you’re always thinking of.
A dream is just a dream till it magically comes true
Love was just a word till I heard it from you.” ~ Anon.