It was our 15th wedding anniversary this weekend. It's Queen's Birthday weekend here so we get the Monday off. The weekend started magnificently - we even had sunshine for 2 days, although the easterly wind here is a chiller it was still fab to see blue sky and sunshine after weeks of grey and rain. You can imagine our thrill today (our day off) when it dawned cold, wet and windy - and yes, the weather!
We had two of my best friends in the world here for the weekend to help us celebrate. These guys visit us every year for this weekend, all the way from Sydney. It was so much fun, hardly noticed the weather and the headaches....So, 15 years. My own parents were married for 40 years (and would probably still be married if Dad hadn't died). The Stud's parents are still married 60 years on. Out of the group of neighbours when we moved into this wee area, there are only two of us couples still married. My older brother is still with his wife, but my younger brother is onto his second wife. My mum's brother is onto his second wife. The Stud's two brothers are not with anyone now, and of his three sisters only one is still with her husband (of 20 odd years)....What makes a good marriage? Is a marriage good just because you're still in it? Is it too easy to leave? Is marriage part of the throw-away, just add water type society we seem to be edging towards?
This is actually the song that we got married to....(yeah, and YOU try walking down the aisle to it, carrying a 3 month old baby...)