October is a pretty month, the weather is good and the city turns a beautiful light purple because of the Jacaranda trees, there’s a wonderful smell in air, it’s sweet and fragrant especially at night and the air has a magical feel to it.
This year October is extra special because my bear and I celebrate our wedding anniversary, our 25th silver anniversary! Three cheers to me because I have worked the hardest….raising two mischievous very busy sometimes naughty little boys and then a third one – my biggest and oldest child requiring more adult supervision than the other two a.k.a. my husband. Ok, ok three cheers to both of us 😀
We committed to the insanity, refusing to give up on each other. And I know we are not a dying breed, there are so many special couples around us celebrating longer years together. But I feel that this really is something special for us, almost like we are the only ones. A silver anniversary to be celebrated and rightly so! Spending a quarter of a century with one person must be celebrated with a really special occasion and we are sooo doing that. We deserve it.
On the 10th of October we are taking a little trip, it’s something we have not done for ourselves in all the years together. We never really went overseas, I’m purposely not counting the trip together to Portugal in 1995, that was oh so long ago. Yes there were many holidays here in SA and Mozambique and such awesome weekends away too but these always involved family, the boys, and extended family, sometimes with friends and sometimes with the camera club. We managed to escape once or twice just on our own too for those ‘dirty little weekends’ 🙂 but no big trips for only two.
Looking back I know we were spoilt, we have made such amazing memories. Our home is filled with little curios gifts, souvenirs & things, shells, bottles and frames from those special holidays. There are numerous albums and envelopes full of photos, boxes overflowing with slides and there must be millions of digital photos at home…
So blessed, we have truly been blessed in our marriage, I have felt God’s hand & guiding all the time, His presence was always near.
So this month we are doing something extra special just the two of us and I’m dying with excitement I can’t wait to arrive at the airport. A little trip to an exotic island off the coast of East Africa ♥♥ to celebrate relax and love. We deserve this.
Hello Zanzibar, jambo, we are coming!!
PS: this was our wedding song, our first dance. I know he remembers this because every time we hear it, if it plays on the radio or somewhere he smiles and always holds my hand