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A letter to… my rock, on our silver anniversary

‘I was depressed and hardly left the house, but nothing was too much trouble for you’: the letter you always wanted to write

Dear Peter, this month we celebrate 25 years as husband and wife. I find it hard to believe that we have been married for a quarter of a century – it seems just a few years ago that we said our vows to each other. So much has happened since then.

We met on a blind date arranged by our mutual friend Anne on 1 December 1991. As I was getting ready, I changed my outfit five times – I was that nervous about meeting you. Although there was an immediate attraction between us, I didn’t realise that I had met the man I was going to marry. We started dating on a regular basis and a mere 24 days later, on Christmas Eve, you proposed. It didn’t matter that we had been together for a little more than three weeks, I knew that I loved you and that what we had was special.

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