20th an­niver­sary

Galston, Glenorie and Hills Rural News - - Community News -

My hus­band, Peter and I have been to­gether for 23 years and we re­cently cel­e­brated our 20th wed­ding an­niver­sary. It’s funny how I al­ways quote how long we have been to­gether as op­posed to how long we have been mar­ried…I just did it again. I am ex­tremely proud of reach­ing our 20 year an­niver­sary as our mar­riage is the sec­ond for both of us. We each had chil­dren within our first mar­riages, Peter had 2 and I had 5 so much of our mar­ried life has been travers­ing the blend­ing of ev­ery­thing.

Peter is def­i­nitely the more ro­man­tic part­ner in our re­la­tion­ship and ev­ery­day he makes me feel loved and cher­ished but to­gether we aren’t very good at ac­knowl­edg­ing our an­niver­saries and some years the day has passed with­out either of us re­mem­ber­ing. Even if we do re­mem­ber we are not in the habit of gift giv­ing or din­ing out.

This year was dif­fer­ent for a start we both re­mem­bered….hooray. “I have a sur­prise for you”, “an an­niver­sary gift to ac­knowl­edge 20 years of mar­riage”…….I couldn’t have been more de­lighted or ex­cited by his choice, from be­hind his back he re­vealed ‘his’ and ‘hers’ match­ing plas­tic gar­den rakes, which he found at Bun­nings for $8 each. I loved my gift and we laughed about sim­ple trea­sures and sim­ple plea­sures.

Pete you are my ev­ery­day hero, thank you for your en­dur­ing love and sup­port.

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