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Tuesday, 1 July 2014

Third finger, left hand ...

To Steve xxx

25 years ago today I married the kindest, most selfless man in the world. We look so young in this picture, and totally unaware of what lay ahead of us.


Since then we've experienced life ups and downs; joy, happiness, tragedy, comedy, excitement and grief ... I wouldn't change a thing about this journey, because it's brought us to where we are today, and there is nowhere else I want to be than by his side.


Tonight we will celebrate together with a meal at a local restaurant and then on Friday our children are treating us to an evening celebration at the place where we had our wedding reception all those years ago.  Feeling well and truly blessed.

Love, Claire

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  1. Congratulations to you both Claire, what lovely sentiments, enjoy your celebrations xxxx

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    1. Thank you Paula! Lovely to hear from you xx

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  2. Happy Silver Wedding! This year I will have been with my hubs for 25 yrs...but married for 15 of those :)

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    1. Congratulations to you too Claire xx

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  3. So wonderful when two people who are meant for each other actually find each other. Congratulations both! M x

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    1. Oh thank you Jane ... such lovely words! xx

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  4. How lovely - do you still have your dress
    Have a lovely evening
    Best wishes
    Jenny

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    1. Thanks you Jenny, and I'm sure we will xx ... this is the story of the dress xx http://thriftwood114.blogspot.co.uk/2012/06/darling-happy-anniversary.html

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  5. Congratulations - we hit 35 years this summer, and like you, I want to be nowhere else other than beside my beloved. May God bless you with many more years of life, love and laughter together xx

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    1. Wow, 35 years! Congratulations to you too Angela xx

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  6. Hello Claire,

    What a beautifully tender post this is.

    It is experiencing the good and bad that life hands down together that really binds a marriage. How wonderful it is that you have found a partner who makes you more than you can be alone.

    Happy Anniversary!

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    1. Thank you so much .. lovely of you to drop in! xx

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  7. Happy anniversary, Claire. That dress is stunning. xx

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  8. Happy Anniversary, have a lovely time, xxx

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  9. Congratulations !!! How lovely.....wishing you a wonderful celebration.....I love your wedding dress !!! I used to wear my hair like that too....back in the day....time flies.. XX

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  10. Thinking of you Claire, today is soo special !! Ooh my 1989 what a vintage year...
    Wishing you many more happy years of love and caring...
    That's what makes the world go around after all..
    With kindest hugs Maria x

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  11. Congratulations, another couple who celebrated 35 years this Summer. We went to Sicily to mark 16 June, toasted each other with a good Sicilian wine at dinner that evening.

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  12. Hi Claire. Just got back from Spain and saw your post.
    Congrats on your Silver Wedding Anniversary, enjoy all your celebratory plans.
    I feel exactly the same about my Chris, we have been married 29 years and I love him more now than ever. Just having a little cry as Eve (my oldest) has a date to move into her house in Vic Ave next Wednesday (mixed joy and sad!!)
    It will be a Wedding for us next so on a diet and feeling the strain.
    Super to see a fab photo of you and Steve.
    Debbiex

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  13. Congratulations to you both & a double celebration too. Hope you have a super time at both.

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  14. Congratulations to you both!!!!! I hope that you have many more happy years together and that they bring only good things to you! xx

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  15. Many congratulations to you both Claire. A wonderful achievement. You are lucky you found your soulmate straight away, some of us have to wait!! (I have found him now though!). Have a great night and may you have many more happy years together.XX

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  16. Hi Claire,

    Happy Anniversary and you have shared such a beautiful post.
    Best wishes for the very best for future days.
    Hugs
    Carolyn

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  17. Congratulations Claire! Happy Silver Anniversary!! You both look so sweet in the photo. Being happily married for 25 years is such an accomplishment. Enjoy your celebrations with family. Wendy xox

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  18. Congratulations, we celebrate 30 in August, where has the time gone?

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  19. Happy silver Anniversary Claire and enjoy your celebrations! Anita xo

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  20. Congratulation to you both on this very special wedding anniversary. That's a lovely picture of you both too. Where do the years go? We are celebrating our 29th next week - I had forgotten all about it until this moment! Sarah x

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  21. Congratulations on such a joyous occasion! It is so wonderful to see someone still happy and in a strong marriage, complete with its ups and downs - I've been married 14 years, and I'm still crazy mad for my man! I'd go to the moon for him...wishing you another 25 happy years and more! Chrissie x

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  22. Congratulations! what a lovely wedding photo - wish you many more years of happy adventures together. Betty

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  23. Lovely wedding photo and happy anniversary to you both - hope you enjoyed your trip to London - we've been married for 34 years and I am still in love ( hopefully Dave is as well!!!!) enjoy your family get together and may you have many happy years to come xx

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  24. Bit late Clare but I am sending my true heartfelt congratulations and very best wishes to you and your husband. You are going to have many many happy years ahead of you and as I have just celebrated my 42nd anniversary I can only say it only gets better!! xx Amanda

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  25. Belated congratulations. Hope you had a lovely evening. The photo of you and Steve is beautiful. Doesn't the time fly and you realize how important it is to enjoy each day.
    Ali xx

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  26. Somehow I missed this post, but am excited to read it now and celebrate with you, Claire. Wishing you continued blessings in the years ahead :) xx

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  27. Just reading this now ... Happy anniversary to you both! Bee xx

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  28. Belated congratulations from me to you both, I seem to have missed quite a few posts, time to catch up!

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  29. Hi not sure how I missed this post but many congratulations and hope you had a lovely day.Kind Regards Pam.

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I love to hear what you think of my ramblings and value all your comments ... I will try and get back to you, but am sorry if I don't always manage this ... sometimes real life just gets in the way! Claire xxx