Today is our Ruby Wedding Anniversary, 40 years! We have had our ups and downs, like all married couples. Raised two incredible daughters, who in turn married wonderful men and have delighted us with four amazing grandchildren. We give thanks for them, they are blessings.
But with the passing of 40 years, I've dugout our wedding photos. Years ago I transferred them from a sticky page album to an archive one and in that I wrote out our guest list. Reading that and looking at the photos, I pause to reflect on those who have gone.
60 people at our wedding and 22 have now gone. Sixteen of them family members.
My Mum, widowed in 1958, passed away in 2006. The Uncle, who 'gave' me away, also gone. Paul's Mum and Dad, wonderful people, they had 57 years together, before Mum passed away in 2006. Six years latter Dad went to be with her.
Our Best man, Paul's brother, Gary and their Auntie Joan, both taken by cancer.
Our Minister, as well.
When we married, we were they younger generation, today were are the oldest generation.
So dig out those photos, have a look back at the past and give thanks for those we have loved and lost.
Bye for now,
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