My parents are not like that. Despite the general challenges and particular horrors life has presented them with, they remain connected, communicative, supportive, loving, patient, understanding, kind, tolerant, and, dare I say it, “on the same page”.
I aspire to having a lifelong connection such as theirs.
I love you, Mum and Dad.
[For anyone reading this who is not my Mum or Dad, please feel free to leave happy anniversary messages in the comments below.]
I would like to stay married for a tad longer than I have been (almost nine years. Wow. I know), if only to feel entitled to the related symbolic gifts. As you may have gathered, the 40th wedding anniversary’s emblematic mineral is the ruby. Lovely.
BUT WAIT! THERE’S MORE!!!
If you stay married NOW for NINE YEARS, yes just NINE YEARS, you, too, could receive some stunning pottery.
For complete details of the romantic possibilities of wedding anniversary gifts (lads, you can thank me later), refer here. (Hint: nothing says “I Love You” like a new desk set.)