Friday, May 1, 2009

REFLECTIONS OF 40 YEARS

On Sunday May 3 Hubby and I will celebrate 40 years of marraige
The time has gone in the blink of an eye ,but so much has happened
Forty years has seen the birth of two beautiful daughters and later 3 precious grandchildren
We have experienced grief at losing both Hubbys parents and my Father
It has seen us move from very mundane jobs to the purchase of our own farm on our 13th anniversary
Hard work followed, interest rates rose to over 18% and our first year saw a drought We both worked two jobs and the girls helped around the farm between studying
The girls grew up and went on their own way Elder daughter went nursing and the younger one managed a deli in a large supermarket until she herself married
In 1987 elder daughter was involved in a bad car accident which resulted in the loss of an eye
Some years later Hubby suffered an accident on the farm which resulted in the loss of an arm
Both of them got on with life and Hubby was, after a long rehabilitation, back running the farm During this time we received a lot of help from youngest daughter and her Hubby until he could take the reins again
In 1998 we retired from dairying and for the first time in our marraige I had time to spare and started crafting which eventually led to quilting
My points are not always perfect and my quilting is a bit rough but I love what I do and I was content with my life
That is until Valentines day, three years ago, we were struck another blow, when eldest daughter was diagnosed with metastatic breast cancer
She has much love and support from us all
And thats about where our life is today as we are about to celebrate 40 years of marraige

3 comments:

Lindi said...

I hope you and Hubby have a lovely celebration on Sunday.

My Mum has metastatic breast cancer and that is hard enough, but I can only imagine how it must feel to have a daughter diagnosed with it. Hugs and prayers to you all.

The Faerie Queen said...

Congrats on your anniversary, have a lovely day. Please give my love to your daughter. xxx

sassenachau said...

quilts are like life.
Rarely perfect, sometimes a bit rough at the corners, sometimes we hate them, most times we love them.

But hey life is to be lived.

Congratulations
Have a lovely day.
You deserve it.