So would you believe it, yer man and myself were married this day 27 years ago! How is that even possible you ask? Obviously because I was but a child and it was barely legal, at least that is the line I like to pedal.
It’s hard to even imagine the amount of water that has passed under the bridge since that day.
Sometimes I look back and wonder at the long road we’ve traveled. There have been a huge number of dark days but if anyone was to ask, “How did you last the journey?” I think I’d give two reasons…we were lucky, because we grew together as the years passed, but above all we have laughed together, even in our darkest days.
Who knows how many years our future holds but I hope to continue to live it day by day, with yer man.
Looking back it’s difficult to remember that young, fiesty, very much single girl I once was. I do recall though having a ‘moment’ a few weeks before our wedding.
We were visiting his home village and in the previous days I’d begun to have rather major doubts. I came from Dublin, a busy city, a world away from the one street village we were walking through. I was a Dub, with an accent I liked, a job I loved and a surname I was proud of. Did I want to be a man’s wife?
Walking along hand in hand yer man sensed something was up. I decided to be honest and shared my worries. Were we doing the right thing? Did I want to be a wife? Did I want to live away from Dublin?
We stopped walking and he turned towards me. I was torn between my feelings for him and my fear of marriage and commitment. Then he said, “Lets not lose the romance.”
And there, with those few words I got it. Regardless of what life throws at us or how things change, let us never forget we have each other. (Even though there have been many days since when we have both suffered from serious amnesia!)
Now many years older than we were that day I think that boy and girl continue to live within us both.
So what did we buy each other for our anniversary? Nothing. I went out last light with a girl friend and yer man collected us after our few drinks. What greater proof of his love than to pick up two women and tolerate their tipsy ramblings?
So Happy anniversary to us.
Oh and just in case you think we have our lives sorted, I’ll just add here… yer man was convinced our anniversary was on the 19th!
As a rare treat… here is what we looked like 27 years ago today.
26 thoughts on “Where did the years go?”
Thank you. So far so good. 🙂
Thank you. xx
i love that he had a different anniversary date in this head, love your wedding pics and may you never lose the romance!
Haha, thanks Beth. I think him thinking it was the 19th says so much about the two of us! Long live romance.
Aw fab! Happy anniversary. Reminds me of me and himself.together 20 years married 8 and on a rare night away last night we belly laughed half the night like the “boy and girl” you also reference used to do. In tough times we always remember they are there and a bit of coaxing gets them to remember and regain 🙂
Yes it can be so hard at times to find that boy and girl but given half a chance they burst out.
Congrats on your own anniversary. Here’s to many more for both of us.
and burst out they do 🙂
Huge congrats, lovely photos, We’re 25 years on Sunday and I’m with you on thinking where on earth did the years go and yes, I was a child bride too.
Haha, us child brides! Congrats in advance for your own 25 years.
Congratulations Tric 🙂
Thank you Irene. I hope you are keeping well.
I do my best, Tric.
Happy Anniversary! 🙂
Thanks a million.
Congrats to you both, you did a whole better than me….and yes from the photos you were obviously a child bride….
Ah you charmer you. Thank you.
Sorry your own tale ended less well, but I do think a lot of it is luck.
Oh most definitely. I once had a therapist suggest the next time I entered into a relationship to run the idea past him as I clearly have little to no idea of what I might be doing…
That was jolly good of him… I think I might have walked out, or at least never gone back…
Happy anniversary Tric and yer man!!!
Thank you Colleen. Here’s to many more.
27 yrs with you?
fella deserves a medal ! 😆
congratulations to you both, tric – and may you have many more years yet together x