Monday, June 07, 2010

One of those weekends....



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...)












9 comments:

Steve said...

Congratulations - and may I wish you both many, many happy years to come.

rb said...

oh happy happy anniversary, Saggy. Reading your post really brightened a rather grey Monday morning for me.

I love you and your family. You are always sensible and centred but you have not forgotten how to have fun. Can you adopt me? I'd wash up every night!

The Sagittarian said...

Steve- thanks very much, mate!

RB- oh, I'm good on adoption, the more the merrier. Come on over, there's aplace at the table for ya and we've got your slippers warming by the fire place and there's a cider mug with your name on it!

VioletSky said...

Congratulations!

We had a wedding in my family this weekend, and I've been thinking along the same lines of lasting marriages.

...louciao... said...

Congratulations, Saj! You must be doing something right. Or the Stud is. With a lasting marriage, it can only be a combination of the two.

"Somethin' you Got --mah mah, ahlove you so." Yessirree!
Moving on down to the aisle to that number would require something between a strut, a sashay, and a slide, all of which I'm sure you're more than capable, babe in arms or no. I think you should repost your picture in your wedding dress...or provide a link.

Not ever having had a wedding, I don't get anniversaries either, but 30 years later am still living in sin with the same guy. Happiness or habit? Depends on the day, I guess.

Rol said...

Congrats - 15 years without murdering each other is some going in my book.

The Sagittarian said...

Violet - many thanks, hope you enjoyed your family wedding.

Louciao-thank you ma'am! Yes, I guess it very much depends on the day for sure! :-)

Rol - thanks, bud, mind you I think we probably have murdered each other once or twice during the 15 years...

The Poet Laura-eate said...

Happy Anniversay Sagittarian - and here's to many many more!

Perhaps it is wrong to analyze these things too deeply. Just enjoy and keep doing whatever it is you're doing that makes it work for you both.

I believe in marriage on the whole, just not in keeping an unhappy marriage or a marriage turned sour going as I don't think it benefits anyone - not even the the kids if it teaches them they should put up with a bad relationship no matter what.

ρομπερτ said...

Concratulations upon this achievment. May you continue to enjoy happiness, health and all the luck upon earth.

Being so far only ten years married this is surely a challenge, close to changing a diaper at half past three in the morning without waking anyone else up. Please have you all a wonderful Thursday.