I am still a young man. I still ride my bicycles, and motorbikes. I still enjoy Katy Perry’s music.
So how can it be that today is already my silver anniversary?
This morning, at 09h00, at the old Klipkerk in Bloemfontein 25 years ago, my bride walked down the aisle with her dad.
I was very young when I took the leap- just past my 23rd birthday. In the beginning, I was very insecure and it must have been difficult at times for my lovely bride. But we grew together, and as the Afrikaans saying goes, started eating our seven sacks of salt together.
There have been wonderful times, and we also went through extremely difficult times together. I still can’t go away from home for a long time, without actually having an aching heart when she is not near. Her smile still lights up my day.
In my work I see how few couples are really happily married, and stay together even this long. So I know I am truly blessed, being married to my best friend.
We are growing older- we are not as young and as beautiful as 25 years ago- that would be the world’s opinion, not mine! But the journey of life just keeps on getting better and better together…
Who would not love a wife who goes on a 3000 km Bike trip with you?
It was so good last week, on the Word Rider Tour, being so near Golden Gate, (Free State, South Africa) where we started our honeymoon 25 years ago…