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…
Who would not love the mother of our 4 beautiful kids, and the calming factor when the storms of life hit us?
Congratulations, what a truly special occasion 🙂
Congratulations, and may you have many more happy years.
Baie geluk! My ouers is nou 30 jaar getroud en ek waardeer elke dag die moeite wat hulle doen om vir ons ‘n stabiele gesinslewe te bied. Hou so voort en geniet dit verder 🙂
Baie dankie! Ja, as ‘n mens gelukkig getroud is word dit net al beter saam… bly jou ouers loop ook ‘n mooi pad saam!
Lovely memories, and beautiful photos of times past and life now. I smiled all the way through this post. Happy anniversary!
Thanks! Glad to make you smile!
Pragtige herinneringe. Ja, ‘n gesonde huwelik kom nie maklik nie. GEluk.
Baie geluk julle twee!! Geniet elke oomblik daarvan!
Baie dankie! Waardeer baie!
Geluk met die groot mylpaal. Ek hoop ek en vroulief kom ook eendag daar uit 🙂
Dankie Kokkie, hou net aan asemhaal en haar liefhê, dan kom dit vanself….
So maklik? 😉
Nope. nooit maklik saam met ‘n vrou nie… 🙂 Maar die moeite werd!
Nou praat jy! 😀
Hearty congrats to the both of you! Yes, I was your age too, first time around, so brings back hilarious memories of youthful awkwardness 🙂 Cancer reset my marriage clock, but almost 25 years combined, yay. Stay young and happy…