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Love is…

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Love is…

Nadine & Simon 1991

Being married for 16 years today.
Sharing our lives together for a quarter of a century.
Producing two beautiful, smart, talented children – the best thing we ever did.
Laughing at the same things.
Being brought a cup of tea in bed each morning before work (me).
Having your dinner on the table when you get home from a day at work (him).
Working as a team to drive the family forward, excelling in our respective areas to pick up the slack where the other one is weak, but together we are strong.
Just doing what needs doing without complaining or point scoring.
Being allowed to have an off day without being criticised for it.
Building each other up with words and actions.
Recognising that a relationship, however strong, is still a fragile thing and taking care of it.
Not taking the other for granted.
Working at it each day, even when some days are easier than others.
Kissing, often.
Hugging, even more often.
Family movie nights with the kids, the blinds drawn and a bowl of popcorn to share.
Saying what you feel without editing.
Being secure enough in yourself to hear what is said without defending or withdrawing.
Being in the moment.
Knowing that you are the luckiest person in the world to have found the other.
Thanking God every day for them.
Having dreams together, planning for the future.
Whilst enjoying the now.
Being grateful.
Saying “I love you”.

If you have someone in your life to cherish, then you are blessed. If you know that, you will have peace. The grass is greenest where we water it.

This post is dedicated to Simon and our two children.

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Comments to Love is…

  • Happy Anniversary – have a wonderful day together x

    Sonia @ This Mummy Loves 20th August 2015 10:04 am Reply
  • What a wonderful post. Congratulations to you both, sounds like you have a strong, loving and happy marriage. x

    Liz Burton 20th August 2015 2:02 pm Reply
    • Thank you – he’s still my best friend – I think that helps x

      Nadine Hill 20th August 2015 5:28 pm Reply
  • Happy Anniversary and I am loving those shell suits x

    Rachel 20th August 2015 3:39 pm Reply
    • We were so cool, weren’t we?! haha

      Nadine Hill 20th August 2015 5:28 pm Reply
  • I love this! Happy anniversary

    Gemma 20th August 2015 5:32 pm Reply
  • Aw that’s just lovely Nadine!

    Happy Anniversary x x x

    cass 20th August 2015 8:24 pm Reply
  • Happy Anniversary! This is a beautiful post! xx

    Jess Howliston 20th August 2015 9:49 pm Reply
    • Thank you!

      Nadine Hill 21st August 2015 9:46 am Reply

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