Celebrating 24 years of love.
Today Ivan and I are celebrating 24th wedding anniversary.
To find your soul mate is a gift that many seek and few find, but I found mine in Ivan. We started our married life under a few clouds, in fact in the middle of a major thunderstorm, but the rainbows were always peeping through. We shared our downs together, always standing by each other and celebrated our ups with love and joy.
In these 24 years, we have lived on three continents, had three wonderful children, lost three little babies who weren't meant to be and have owned three houses. We have loved, laughed and cried through all of these experiences and together have always found a way to say I love you.
I never said the word 'obey' in my vows and we have always laughed about that - Ivan has given me the gift of never asking me to, the freedom to walk my own path and the trust to know that together we will choose the right way for us.
I did say the word honour and I honour this man. He is my life and my love and I know that I am his Angel.
We have looked after each other in health, and in minor bouts of sickness - but as this last 9 months has challenged us - I have learnt the value and gift of being loved in sickness. My Ivan asks nothing of me, except to get better, so we may share the rest of our lives together.
For the man that I love - I say thank you - thank you for 24 years ago - taking a chance and marrying me and for today - loving me more than you did then.
I Love You Ivan and always will.