Good evening my fellow forum members, today has been our 40th wedding anniversary. I was a very young bride of 19, back on that boiling hot day in 1976. I am grateful we have made it to this day, certainly five years ago the odds were stacked against us. We were not able to go out to celebrate because John is still unwell following his RT but it's a major milestone and we managed to simply be happy to be together after all this time and a horrible cancer diagnosis five (nearly six) years ago.
I've been trying to practice gratitude, since I do believe it makes you happier and I am deeply grateful for those 40 years (where did they go?). I'm not greedy, I only want another 40, it's not tooooo much to ask is it?
No seriously, I did manage to raise a glass or two thanks to my lovely family, John doesn't drink these days and drinking alone is not much fun but someone had to do it. I chose a wonderful man all those years ago, when I was a green WRAF lassie and fell for the lovely bloke in the airforce blue suit (ok uniform), with the lush tash and leather bomber jacket. He hasn't changed really, though the hair is now white and the bomber jacket got lost years ago.
For those suffering loss today I have shed a few tears for you (and maybe a few for us too), but still think it's quite an achievement these days, to still be happily married after all these years.
Love to you all