Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Happy Anniversary Martin

We have been married for nine years and together for thirteen. We have three children - I still feel shocked writing that. We have lived in seven houses (one of them twice, several years apart). He has done a four year degree and changed careers midstream - it was a huge gamble that has paid off in more ways than we could have imagined. I have written books, done a Masters, started this blog, gained and lost 15kg.

An anniversary is a measure. Measures of time - how many people have we made? What have we done? How far have we come? Far enough, for sure, but always in intricate movements, like a dance, round the hall, back in each other's arms before nightfall.

We're not rich. We don't have a new couch or a house with spare rooms. But we have enough. We have the right amount.

At the end of the day, we're happy. What more could we ask?


  1. What more could you ask for indeed. Happy Anniversary to you both.

  2. What a beautiful post. Congratulations! There's surely nothing more important than realising that what you have is enough. Better than enough. I have just discovered your blog recently and wanted to let you know how much I enjoy your posts. Keep reading and writing!

  3. Happy anniversary, Penni and Martin. This post made my heart happy.

  4. I remember the first time I met Martin - blue nail polish and that party with that conversation. I saw it unfold before me,the beginning of you. A priviledge. Congratulations.

  5. Happy anniversary guys.