Today marks the 40th wedding anniversary of my amazing Mum and Dad!
They are two of the most colourful, creative, funny, adventurous, encouraging, passionate, curious and unique individuals you could possibly meet. They have always loved me unconditionally and despite their very different and yet similarly, repressed upbringing, they have always encouraged my sister and I, to be who ever we wanted to be in the world.
In a time where it became acceptable to leave a relationship when it didn’t work, my parents did the opposite and often fought their way through what seems like years of our lives. Whilst we had an extraordinarily adventurous and unique child hood, there where also many, many tough years and it took a considerable chunk of my adult life to work through the impact of their choosing to stay and battle out the dark stuff, on our behalf.
However, as a nearly 40-year-old woman, now looking at these two amazing individuals, who are just as funny, charming and inspiring as the always where, who have shaped their own unique relationship that, as all relationships do, hits the odd storm cloud, but on the deepest level, still comes from a place of enormous love and respect for each other.
To my gorgeous Mum and Dad, I am very, very grateful, respectful and in all honesty in awe of the 40 Year adventure you have shared so far… thank you for all that you are individually and as the exceptional dynamic duo, you become, as one.
Loving you from afar …..