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Today is my wedding anniversary. 5 years ago today on a VERY hot Ibizan summer day Nik and I tied the knot on what was (so far) the happiest day of my life.
I’m not going to go on for ages about the meaning of marriage and what the last 5 years have meant to me, but I did want to acknowledge the fact that it was our anniversary and tell Nik (and the odd few thousand of you reading this) how much I love him.
I told Nik once we were married that we should never forget our anniversary and always do something to celebrate. Well 5 years on we have stuck to the agreement, and tonight we are off out to celebrate (providing the baby hasn’t arrived by then) I do have to admit though that this year the imminent arrival of our little one has kind of overshadowed our anniversary and not a lot of planning has gone into our celebrations. What with not being able to drink, or able to eat the majority of my favourite food, just getting out the house is the main attraction for the night!
I do find that anniversary’s bring on reflection, reflection on where we are as a couple, where we are with our marriage and where we are in life. For once I can say I’m pretty damn happy. We started trying for a baby as soon as we were married, so 5 years on and with the baby due in 2 days’ time, we couldn’t wish for a better present! It took us a lot to get to this point, a lot of heart ache, a lot of big decisions had to be made, but we made it! As I have talked about before the whole trying to have a baby put a massive strain on our relationship, but now we are out the other side I can see that it made us stronger as a couple, and brought us closer together and that’s what marriage is about. Not giving up on someone when the chips are down and finding a solution to your problems…….and of course compromise.
Nik has been 100% amazing during the whole of this baby process, from the IVF drugs, the medication, the mood swings, the tears, the hot flashes, he has looked after me in every way possible. He hasn’t let me lift a finger during the whole of my pregnancy he has done EVERYTHING for me, cooked, cleaned, massaged my back every day, told me I am beautiful when I feel like an elephant, I couldn’t have wished for more! It has made me love him even more than I did before, something that I didn’t think possible.
So 5 years on, and we are in a really good place, that amazing day in Ibiza is still a fantastic memory, but the 5 years we have had together since have been the best ride possible, I guess our wedding day was just the start of an amazing adventure together and I can’t wait for the next 5, 10, 15……50 years together.
Nik Hood I love you with every bone in my body, every freckle on my skin, and every star in the sky. Happy Anniversary. Our new adventure is just about to start and I just know you are going to make the best dad EVER!!