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On anniversaries

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Yesterday David and I were married a year.

It doesn’t feel like a year. I can’t think back to life without him in our lives. We have managed to pack so much into the almost 5 years we have been together that it feels so much longer. I said to David on Saturday night that I long for a calm, peaceful year with no hospital visits, no life changing events – just calm.

I was thinking back over the past year and while a good marriage requires hard work from both parties, there are other people involved to. Our family and friends have all contributed to our relationship it many ways. There are the friends who I have messaged at 2h00 in the morning, who replied. There are parents who talk us through changing a light fitting. There are grannies who send keepsakes from days gone by. There are friends who baby sit and help fetch kids. There are moms who full up petrol tanks now and then. There are friends who never say no to a coffee date.

Our relationship doesn’t depend on these people, we don’t need them to make us work but having the support of our amazing friends and family makes life a little easier and a lot brighter.

So while David and I celebrated with a quiet dinner at home (with no kids), I would like to say thank you to both our families and all our friends who are sharing this journey with us.

Thank you for the messages, the emails, the glasses of wine, the braais, the unexpected gifts, the holidays, the advice, the support.

Thank you for being a part of our life.

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9 Comments

  1. 5 May, 2014 / 11:11 am

    That is so sweet. So well written

  2. 5 May, 2014 / 2:25 pm

    Congrats! We also celebrated a 10th last Thursday! When it is going well, time really flies!

  3. 5 May, 2014 / 2:45 pm

    Happy Anniversary! Here’s to many many more
    xxx

  4. 5 May, 2014 / 3:48 pm

    Happy happy anniversary! So cool that you could have a quiet dinner just you two.

  5. 5 May, 2014 / 4:48 pm

    Congratulations! Glad you enjoyed your dinner!

  6. 5 May, 2014 / 8:09 pm

    Yay! Happy one year, my friend. So glad you could both have a kid-free timeout to celebrate. So true what you say, there are MANY parties who contribute to our marriages and who help to make it work.

    xx

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