Yep, 10 years marriage is celebrated with a present made of tin. So a can of Heinz baked beans will do me today.
Anyway, I digress. It’s coming up to 10 years since I made that fateful decision to say “I do”. Those two words have helped to shape and govern my very existence in the last 3,650 days. If only when the vicar said “If anyone knows of any reason why these two people should not be joined in matrimony, please speak now or forever hold your peace”, I just had those courage of my convictions to hightail it out of the church, I could have saved myself a lot of pain and anguish.
But that glorious Autumn day will always stay in my mind. Forever. But what all that malarkey has done is to make me a better person, to understand people better and not to be dragged into anything again. To stand up for myself and to say no. I wouldn’t have had the chance to be involved in mental health and to be involved with so many great projects and people. So you could say that wedding day has proved to be a blessing in the end. I’m still here too. It all could have been so different.