Wedding Anniversary

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Today it is my wedding anniversary. Hubby and I have been together 12 years today and we also got married 5 years ago today.

I was 16 when we met and hubby was 19. I’d love to have some incredibly romantic story of how we met, a tale of two star crossed lovers perhaps but the truth is quite, well, boring.

We met at a train station. Yes a train station, not even a night club or school but a train station. I was with a group of friends of mine and he was with one of his. I hadn’t even met him before that day but one of my friends was already keen on him and she had used my phone to ring him so he could meet us.

I hadn’t spoken to him the whole time we were at the train station that day but I got a phone call that evening.

‘Hi is this the blonde girl from the train station? The really pretty one? Come to the cinema with me Saturday night yeah?’ (I wasn’t sure he’d done this much because he wasn’t exactly Mr Charming). As flattered as I was (mostly because he described me as the blonde one when in fact I was a horrible yellow colour as a result of a home hair dye gone wrong) I turned him down. After ten or so more text messages telling me(!) to go out with him Saturday night I gave in.

He drove us to the cinema in his little red car. The most terrifying drive of my life perhaps. He was clearly showing off speeding round corners and flying over speed bumps. I wasn’t used to being a passenger in a car much at all as my parents never drove and I was already dreading the drive home when we pulled up in the cinema car park.

We were completely unprepared and neither of us had even had a look what films were on that day so when we arrived it was a choice between Harry Potter, which neither of us would admit on a first date that we would actually want to watch, or a film we had never heard of called The Day After Tomorrow. We picked the latter, grabbed some snacks and took our seats. I was so shy my hands were sweating and we didn’t look or talk to each other through most of the film. Hubby was bold enough to go in for a cheeky kiss and it broke the ice.

After the film in keeping with the romantic theme of our meeting we stopped for a McDonalds on the way back. The way he chose to impress me there was to show me his pierced nipples! I was still a bundle of nerves and hardly said a word.

We both must have impressed each other in some way or another that day because since then we have been pretty much inspirable.

Now 12 years later we get along really well, mostly by taking the mick out of each other constantly, being childish and just trying to have fun together. We rarely argue but we also work really hard at our relationship. If something isn’t right we work at it until we fix it and that can be really hard some days but I wouldn’t want to spend my life with any one else in the world.

I’m married with three children and I’m happy. 12 years ago I really wouldn’t have expected to be where I am today in life. I wasn’t in a great place at 16 and I wasn’t happy. Life truly began for me 12 years ago and I’ll never look back.



I am a 28 year old mum living in Kent. I am totally outnumbered living with my husband and 3 boys but I love the fun and adventure they bring to my life. As a family we enjoy being active and to get out and about as much as possible. A little about us Me- My husband and I met 12 years ago when I was 16 and him 19. Being so young I don't think either of us expected a nervous first date at the cinema to lead to marriage and 3 children but we soon became inseparable. It can be hard staying 'girlie' in a house full of boys. DS1- DS1 is very sporty. He enjoys football, rugby and swimming but his real passion is motocross. I think hubby would have happily had him on a motocross bike the second he took his first step but he first started to ride when he got his first 50cc bike at 6 years old. Now, aged 8, he rides with complete confidence on his 65cc and is desperate to start competing. As his mother I will always worry about him no mater what he does but seeing how happy this sport makes him makes me want to support him 100%. DS2- DS2 is a real animal lover. He would love nothing more than to have a house full of cats and dogs but unfortunately for him the only pet we have is our goldfish named 'Goldie'. When we visit family who have dogs DS2 will happily sit there for hours talking, stroking and trying to teach them tricks. Computer games is DS2's favourite pass time. He was gifted a tablet for Christmas last year and now, at 6, he has my husband bugging him on tips to get new levels. To keep active DS2 really enjoys swimming. He is not afraid of the water at all and would swim every day given the chance. He has such a loving, caring personality. DS3- DS3 is, well, a real handful as most 2 year olds are. He is never short of energy and zooms everywhere at a million miles an hour on his favourite balance 'motorbike'. Much to my husbands joy DS3 is also obsessed, yes obsessed with motocross. All he wants to do is play motorbikes, wear DS1's helmet and boots at any given chance and watch the videos of DS1 riding. DS3 learns so much from his older brothers and he surprises me everyday with how daring and forward he is in so many ways.

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