40 years ago today…

I married my husband, best friend and soul mate. And unlike many couples, we’re still together. What a ride it’s been!

40 years

Two children – a girl and a boy and three grandsons, a step-granddaughter and a step-grandson.

Lots of ups and downs as I’m sure most couples go through but we’ve stuck it out and have made it to another landmark event.

In June 2000, to celebrate our 25th wedding anniversary, we renewed our vows in the Mount Zion Church, Quarriers Village, Scotland with family on that side of the pond –  some we’d met previously, others it was the first time. This picturesque village was formerly The Orphan Homes of Scotland where my father and four of his nine siblings were raised.

40 years

40 years

We’ve been to Scotland before this trip and again since then but this trip is extra special… and why not?

A recent health problem has made us realize that we need to do the things on our bucket list while we’re still fit and able to do them…

In 2013, I hosted the Scotland launch for my debut novel in the Rannes Hall, Kennethmont – the parish where my father was born and baptised.

40 years

In 2014, we toured Paris in the spring, Niagara Falls and Quebec in the autumn.

This year in celebration of our 40th? Oh there are some things in the pipeline but you’ll have to keep visiting this space to find out where we’re off to and when.




9 thoughts on “40 years ago today…”

  1. Congratulations to you and Don. Anyone that knows you can still see the love and affection you both have for each other. After 40 years that’s quite an accomplishment. Enjoy your day!

  2. Thanks Dorothy! Glad you dropped by. We’ve a bottle of Moet & Chandon chilling in the fridge for later. 🙂

  3. Congratulations to both of u Melanie !! I wish u go at least 40 more years together !! Amen !!!! Enjoy ur day !!! May God Bless U Both !!!! 🙂

  4. Congratulations, Melanie! I’ve enjoyed reading your posts about your trips. A couple that travels well together is something special! 40 years of memories.

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