I cannot believe how quickly time passes, it's quite frightening really. It has also prompted me to really appreciate each and every day because you never know when life will throw you a curve ball and change everything as you know it.
I have known my husband, The Dave, since I was 4 years old. He was the year above me and in my sisters year. It is safe to say we know each others history and there are no secrets between us.
We had a whirlwind engagement and then married when we were both 24 years old. Since then we have moved house 10 times, suffered 5 miscarriages, 3 children, lived together part-time, being apart during the week and together weekends for a fair few years when the girls were small due to work commitments, 2 cats (now re-homed on a farm where they live a blissful life chasing mice), 3 dogs and our fair share of grief and loss which has put immense strain on us and tested our marriage to the limit. Like every couple we have had our ups and downs but have emerged thus far stronger and more together as a couple than ever before.
The secret, in my opinion, is keep the lines of communication open, be honest and to practice the art of compromise.
I've been looking back at some photos which made me smile and so I thought it apt, on this our 21st wedding anniversary, to share them with you.
Our Honeymoon in Corfu
Our Babies, now not so small
Me & the Dave over the years...
Raising a glass and toasting the years that have been and looking forward to the years yet to come