Monday, 1 June 2015

Magic Marriage

Back in 1978 I was just coming up to 20 and was looking through our local newspaper. I came across a picture of a young sailor and it struck me straight away.  When I read the article it said he was in the Royal Navy on HMS Ark Royal and would like to hear news from home. I had penpals since the age of 10 so I loved to write letters, so I sent off one straight away. That started almost a year of letter writing with this young sailor. I really enjoyed his letters as they were full of a life I would never know. He was funny and I really think you get to know a lot about someone from a letter. I did worry that if we ever met we would have nothing in common as I had had a very peaceful life so far lol.

Then in late 1979 he said he was coming home! As he lived near to me he asked if he could meet me to say thanks for all the months of letters. My dad would not let me go out and meet him lol but made him come to our house.
Soon as I opened the door I knew he was special, he would so handsome and I loved his huge brown eyes.
To cut this very long story short within 4 weeks we were engaged and by July 1979 we were married.



It was hard as I had never been away from home but I wanted to be with him no matter where he went. We spent nearly two years in beautiful Devon and then back to our home town.
Later in 1981 our darling son Matthew arrived and five years later our beautiful daughter Natalie in 1986. So this year will be our 36th and I swear I have not idea where is all went. Life is a challenge at times but I am proud of the fact we are still together. So thanks to the local paper and more important thank you to Kevin for being my husband. Love you.









10 comments :

  1. What a lovely post Jill! Engaged within four weeks, and married the very same month I was born :-) #magicmoments

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    1. Thank you and i will be thinking of you in july lol happy birthday for then

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  2. What a wonderful romantic story and a gorgeous couple you make. You clearly have a very special relationship that has lasted the test of time.

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    1. Aww thanks its not easy at times but we are together

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  3. What a lovely story and happy anniversary to you both!! You got married a month before I was born :)

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    1. Aww thanks our anniversary is not till 7th july so got a lttle whle yet lol

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  4. That's a brilliant story! A perfect happy ending too!

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  5. This is such a lovely post. I love how you met a true love story, made me a little teary!
    #Magicmoments
    xx

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    1. Aw thanks it was a great way to meet

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