How we met
2 posts in 1 day again. Must stop this, but after reading Logziella's blog I wanted to tell my story. I will start by pointing out that I did everything in the wrong order - hope you do not think less of me because of this!
The first time I met my future wife, she was dating one of my friends. I instantly fell for her. Over the next few months I made half-hearted attempts to chat her up. We got on well, but she was already with someone, wasn't she?
Next thing I knew, they were getting married. I even went to the wedding! Next time we met was at a Christmas party, 6 months later. Rumour was that things were not going well in their marriage. I did another one of my half-assed chatting up attempts again, but as far as I was concerned she was still married, so I was just playing really.
Over the next few months we bumped into each other a few times and chatted about stuff, getting on well until finally, the following summer, I found out that she had left her husband and was interested in dating me. From the first date we both seemed to know that this was the real deal. As her husband refused to discuss divorce at first, we decided to just move in together. They eventually got divorced, but by then marriage had become something of a non-issue. Children arrived, life was wonderful, and we eventually decided to get married on our 16th anniversary, complete with a ready made entourage of 2 bridesmaids and 2 page boys! The wedding was intended as a simple affair (we announced the date and told people they could come if they wanted to, no presents needed as we already had it all) that had a life of its own. Friends and relatives swamped us - my mum, the pony owner, even took off her wellies for the occasion - it was a grand day.
This summer we will have been together for 22 years, and married for 6. Together we have survived everything that the world has thrown at us, and have become even stronger.