30 July 2009

Who Says It's Dead?

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Are you sitting comfortably?
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Then I'll begin ....
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Once upon a time there was a 15 year old girl and a 15 year old boy.
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They went to the same school.
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They sat next to each other in some of their lessons.
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Both of their families lived in the same street.
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She accompanied him on his paper-round.
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They both got weekend jobs at the local hotel.
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She made him ask her "out"
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They had their first kiss on a moonlit walk.
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(She burnt a hole in his coat with her cigarette ... he had to wear a badge over it so his mum would never know)
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He left school and got a job as an apprentice earning a pittance of a wage.
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He bought her a necklace with his first pay-packet and had it engraved on the back.
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(She still has that necklace in her jewellery box)
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He passed his driving test really quickly.
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She took over a year.
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They bought their first house together aged 21
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9 years after their first kiss, they got married aged 24.
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They sold their first house and bought a proper "grown-up" house with 3 bedrooms and everything.
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They stayed in that house for 3 years before buying an even more grown-up house that was detached.
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It was in the same street their parents had lived in all those years before.
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They wanted a family.
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There were problems - it was a bumpy road - they navigated it together.
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Five years later their son was born.
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Their son is now nearly seven years old and the 15 year old girl and the 15 year old boy are celebrating their 15th wedding anniversary.
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She loves how the first thing he says when he comes home from work is
"alright bird?"
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She loves how he has been in her life for more time than he hasn't.
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She loves how he makes her tea in a china cup because he knows she doesn't like mugs.
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She loves how they have indeed grown older, fatter and greyer together like they said they would all those years ago.
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(Although she can't actually ever agreeing to be the one who got fatter, she thought she would do grey better than him. Turns out she was wrong).
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She loves how he plays with, wrestles with, reads to, shares silly jokes with and nourishes their beautiful son.
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He is, quite literally, her other half.
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She hopes that the next 15 years will be just the same.
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Happy Anniversary Mr Jelly
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18 comments:

Sal said...

A very happy anniversary to you both !
;-)

Menopausal musing said...

I love the line "She made him ask her "out"".............I wish you many more years of happiness together. x

Esther said...

Ahh that's so sweet.. happy anniversary both of you!

April said...

That's beautiful - happy anniversary

April xx

Rhiannon said...

Congratulations! Sounds like a wonderful 15 years indeed and makes me feel all warm and fuzzy inside :)

xxx

Anonymous said...

ahhh bless, that's so lovely! congratulations mr&mrs Jelly..I like the bit where mr jelly says 'alright bird'..I get 'alright our kid' in a brummy acccent as a greeting but I wouldnt change it for sloppy stuff in a million years. xx
Sairer ( aka prettyshabby..sorry I'm being lazy and not signing in!)

nickynackynoo said...

Lovely post. xxxx

Sew Scrumptious said...

Bought a tear to my eye! Congratulations on your anniversary. What a lovely post. x

Kathi D said...

Happy anniversary to you both! What a lovely story.

Ruth said...

Awwww! Congratulations! That is the sweetest thing ever.

Deanne said...

aw how sweet :) happy anniversary x

The Vintage Kitten said...

Aww, That is such a lovely post I had to come out of 'lurkdom' (is that a word?) to wish you both a very Happy Anniversary X

busy lizzie said...

Aw that is soooo lovely. I love the fact that people are together so long. What a lovely anniversary present to share with your fellow bloggers!! Congratulations and a zillion more anniversary's!! :0)

Tillyboo said...

Hope you have a "Jellytantastic" day !
Congrats ...
xx

Karen Sanders said...

That is so lovely, Love and Romance and all that mushy stuff makes the world go around. Congratulations to you both.

Jackie said...

Hey! Congratulations. Its the same day as ours..but we have had the 'next 15 years' plus two.
x

Anonymous said...

Awww that story made my heart go all warm especially knowing that it's a true story. Happy anniversary (belated) Taz xx

becca said...

I love the story version of your life. Thanks for sharing.
Found you off Piece of Cake. =)