Wednesday, 5 June 2013

60 years of love


Today is a very special day: it's my grandparents' 60th wedding anniversary. 60! Can you imagine? I can't even picture being friends with someone for that long, let alone being married to them! But, despite coming from very different backgrounds (my granny was from a wealthy Welsh family while my grandpa was a Rhodesian farmer) here they are 60 years later still very much together.   

I know that it was a very different time - 1953 seems like so long ago - but it feels like people were so much more committed to each other back then. Maybe it's because divorce was nearly as taboo as being unmarried after the age of 30, but I still have a huge amount of respect for the way in which couples really fought to stay together. Sure, in the case of bad marriages this wasn't always a good thing, but today's a happy day and so I'm going to be optimistic about marriage as a whole. I only hope that one day I find someone who can stand to be with me in 60 years time! And then we'll live happily ever after .x.