When it comes to love, I am a complete cynic!
I gush over romantic films, books and other people’s lives but when I look at my own love life, romance is definitely lacking.
I’ve often heard people talk about Mr Right. So far I’ve only met Mr Lazy, Mr Bore, Mr Conceited and Mr I’m a complete A-hole. However, I live in hope that one day Mr Right will awake from his coma or get released from prison.
But the one thing that keeps me optimistic is the love that I see daily in my parents. When I was little I thought it was funny that some adults would refer to their other half. I could see two legs, two arms, so where was the missing half? But then I saw my dad spend a night without my mum and vice verse and that’s when it clicked….
They complete each other.
My dad will tell you that he knew the moment he met my mum she was the woman for him. The one he would marry, in fact he told her so that very night. My mum will say she thought he’d had too much to drink and was talking nonsense. As it happened my dad was right and after a whirlwind courtship, my parents married within 9 months of meeting.
I read about love weekly and I gush at the happy endings characters get. Yet the best love story is the one that means I’m here typing this.
So today I wanted to share this with you because whilst I’m sunning myself in Turkey, my parents are at home celebrating 35 years of marriage.
I wanted to say ’Happy anniversary to the best parents I could ever have hoped for. I hope you have a truly amazing day because believe me when I say you deserve it! Love you always and forever’