Forty years ago today, this man stood proudly waiting for his future wife to join him at the registry. His fear, she might not turn up, were soon dismissed as the most beautiful woman he had ever met joined him for their marriage vows.
Three weeks we knew each other before the engagement, and a further six weeks and the day had come. Now I wonder where are the sceptics that said it wouldn’t last? For in their face I want to stand and laugh.
Life has been a blast with her at my side, yes there have been times of strife and heart ache… but through all the bad times and good times we have always stood together.
We’ve been broke and down and by supporting each other we’ve turned things around. We are not the picture of a perfect marriage, but we have to have done something right, to still be together.
Now this poem I borrowed to share with her today, I wish I could have written one myself, but I do know my limits…
When years are passing by like days,
and in my hand your hand is placed,
a knowing smile crosses your face,
a simple touch can still make my heart race.
When I can see my soul in your eyes,
and you see your soul in mine we realize,
that a love so deep can harbour no lies,
where our only tears shed were happy tears we’ve cried.
I love you as much now as I ever did before,
if possible, I may even love you more,
all starting from a feeling we did not ignore,
a feeling of connection we chose to explore.
I don’t know what it is that you saw in me,
what I saw in you was the utmost happiness that can ever be,
even more so on the day when you and I became “We”,
I can still smile and say with love and truth Honey,
I love you…Happy Anniversary.
Love is not as simple as candlelight and roses……love is day-to-day living, taking time, making time to be there, with open arms and a giving heart…Love is the special life we share.
Happy Anniversary my Sweet Love!
For you, I thank the Lord above
You’ve given me hope, inspiration and truth
Because of you I feel never-ending youth
When heavy storms have come our way
Your love has always made me stay
Each morning I wake and see your face
I know in you, I’ve found my place
Our bond is extraordinary, beautiful, and real
It’s remarkable how wonderful you make me feel
We belong together, you and I
That, the world can never deny
Ne’er in my life will I find another woman
Who could ever fulfil me the way you can
The life we’ve shared this past 40 year
Has proved forever it shall persevere
I will love you forever in every way
That will remain constant until my dying day.