Thursday, 10 February 2011

21 years ... Good, bad and beautiful

21 years ago today I walked down the aisle and promised to love honor and cherish my best friend.It is a decision I have never regretted (well 99% of time ) !! I love him beyond measure and I am so proud to be his wife.

I don't want to give any illusion that we have a perfect marriage ...some days far from it. We have had struggles & strife in our relationship.

Still , I'm grateful in a way words cannot define that my husband has stood by with me through good, bad and beautiful , in sunshine and in rain and through all mannner of storms.

I often think of all we have been through together, the brilliant and not so. Life having thrown us what we least expected but we survived by the grace of God. The last year especially.

There is so much assvice on the dress, the flowers, the ceremony, the pictures, the cake and chosing a honeymoon destination . There's not to so much on how to get back on your feet when the metephorical rug has been pulled from underneath you.

Or how your marriage can struggle to survive infertility, stillbirth , unwanted advice from 'outsiders', parenting teenagers and serious illness ... cancer for example. Sometimes you walk through blindly and hope none of the hurdles trip and overwhelm you completely .When paddling up $#!+ creek you just pray you don't fall in and/or drown's hard to keep breathing sometimes too.

I still don't have the answers.

This gem was found at the bottom of the a page under a 'recipe'. I think it is worth sharing! Enjoy

...but he is very fond of Chocolate .
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Anonymous said...

happy anniversary!!!!
I love the recipe!!!

Tat said...

21 years! Wow! Happy anniversary and thanks for the recipe.

Crazed Nitwit said...

Happy Anniversary! <3

Julie said...

Congratulations - 21 years for better or worse. Such an encouragement to see marriages that survive and thrive through hardships. Have a great day together!

Naturally Carol said...

21 years...the marriage must have 'come of age'...congratulations!

Anonymous said...

Congratulations and happy anniversary.
Wishing you an amazing 22nd year of marriage.

Cate said...

Very sweet - happy anniversary! I think sometimes it is the hard times that bring us closer together, and perhaps without them we would never have discovered just how good we can be as a team!

Becky said...

Happy Anniversary!! Thanks for the recipe, it's great ;)

Glowless @ Where's My Glow said...

Congratulations on 21 years!
And so happy to hear it was good news from the oncologist :)

edenland said...

HAPPY ANNIVERSARY for yesterday!! What bloody awesome news re. a clear scan .... I love me some clear scans, Trish.

Love to you, hon XOXOX

Maxabella said...

Twenty one years is worth celebrating indeed! As is the oncology news! Yippeeee!!

Loved the poem - you're right: it's a gem.

And LOVED "assvice". Trish, that is gold. x

•´.¸¸.•¨¯`♥.Trish.♥´¯¨•.¸¸.´• said...

I wish blogger had a comment reply system I could reply to you gorgeous ladies and your comments.

Yes better or worse, and worse.

We went out for quiet dinner locally.So nice not to be interupted by spilt drinks or trips to the toilet.

The scan being clear was the best of all the 21yrs.

Yes, Maxabella 'ass'ice is gold.

The recipe is worth remembering ...easy to forget.

nellbe said...

Woo hoo - fab news and happy 21st anniversary :)

Cathy said...

Beautiful post...happy anniversary! May you share many more happy years together!

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