We’re celebrating our 30th wedding anniversary today.
I use celebrating in a very loose sense – my farmer is at stock sales and I’m dealing with some bits and pieces which fell off my to-do list at the end of last year.
But we’re remembering a beautiful sunny day three decades ago and some of what has happened since.
We’ve had our moments – wonderful and woeful – as any couple does.
Our marriage has been for better and worse, richer and poorer, and in sickness and in health.
We’ve experienced the wonder of welcoming our children into the world, the sadness of the illness and death of our two sons and the challenges and rewards of bringing up their sister.
We’ve confided and confronted; we’ve had laughter and tears; we’ve changed and grown.
There’s been some very long days but looking back those 30 years seem very short.
In fairy tales everyone marries and lives happily ever after.
In real life it doesn’t happen quite like that but while good times and bad come and go, love endures.