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A Wedding Anniversary {The Ordinary Moments}

A Wedding Anniversary

It’s been seven years. 

Seven years and one day since I met my friends at the pub at the bottom of the hill.

Them, having made the journey up from South Wales. One journey I don’t miss.

Seven years since we prepared a hall for a wedding reception. Panicking over missing cake stands.

Seven years since mum, CM and I made our way across to Gibson Mill.

Seven years since me and him said “I do”.A Wedding AnniversaryThere is so much which bemuses me.

How we managed to organise a wedding as our daughter hit fifteen months.

What we would say if the best man’s speech had contained a prophecy.

Of twins, of South Wales, and of everything which unfolded.Family of newborn twinsAnd to question,

Whether we appreciated everything we had on that day.

Of the friendship which surrounded us.

Of the love of our families.

And of people who celebrated with us.A Wedding AnniversaryOn so many days our life seems unrecognisable in comparison.

Seven years, and yet lives older.

Him, a stay-at-home parent to three children.

Us living on the coast, in South Wales.

Me, back to uni again, still where I always have been.

And yet, oh those grey hairs.Wedding AnniversarySo much the same, and so much different.

And we have different ordinary moments.

No longer of bank holidays making our way down the canal on a pub crawl ending in Hebden Bridge.

No longer of last-minute long-haul holidays.

Now, I wonder where our days go.

I spent yesterday wondering what mental capacity I held when I thought at 4pm I should bundle the children in the car for a trip to Ikea.

Today I’ll wonder why our wedding anniversary is spent with our three children celebrating a child turning 6.

I’ll wonder, and I’ll remind myself. 

I wouldn’t change it for the world.

I know why my children play up as we circle a store where I refuse to let them climb all over furniture and refuse to buy them anything they like. They are our children.

I know why there’s no place I’d rather be on a wedding anniversary then celebrating a school mate’s birthday. They are our children.

And I know how lucky we are. To live each day with each other. To live each day with such kind, intelligent, mischievous children.

And just because, this song always reminds me:

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    Stacey
    May 21, 2017 at 13:28

    Gorgeous photos! And Happy Anniversary xx

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    Laura | Little Ladies Big World
    May 21, 2017 at 20:10

    Happy Anniversary #TheOrdinaryMoments
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    Carie @ Space for the Butterflies
    May 21, 2017 at 21:46

    Happy Anniversary – I think it makes perfect sense to be celebrating in the heart of the family life you created – sounds wonderful, even IKEA!

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    Donna
    May 23, 2017 at 11:22

    What a beautiful post – happy anniversary! x

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    Sian - The Mama Story
    May 30, 2017 at 09:03

    Happy wedding anniversary! What a heartfelt post. We hot 7 years this year too. I love the bangle at the top of the post.

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