This week’s post is dedicated to my parents.
Today, the 1st of October 2014, is their wedding anniversary!
“Love is a partnership of two unique people who bring out the very best in each other, and who know that even though they are wonderful as individuals, they are even better together.” -Barbara Cage
While they may have got off to a rough start – with my mum hitting on my dad’s friend because my dad was a drunk mess in the corner of the pub – he may have been her second choice, but he was the best choice she would make in her life.
They have achieved so much as husband and wife – had three daughters and raised one son together, owned and sold many houses and businesses, traveled to amazing places, but above all they have remained together.
They have the kind of marriage that has made their kids want to get married and I believe that is one of the greatest gifts they could ever give. They allowed us to believe in love and to know that one day, we too will find it.
They taught us to dream big. That all situations should be approached with optimism and to give everything a shot – even if other’s think you’re mad because of it.
They encouraged us to chase our dreams – it didn’t matter what we wanted to do, they always supported us.
They showed us how to be compassionate towards others, to give back to the community and to help anyone who was less well off than we were.
Though it wasn’t always easy, actually most of those 25 years have been quite rough – they always knew one thing, that they were made for each other and that no matter what they faced in life, they had the other person by their side to help them get through it.
It makes me so proud to have parents that not only raised their children so well, but through it all,they loved each other endlessly!
Happy 25th wedding anniversary mum and dad – I wish you so much love, joy and happiness!
Lots of love,