… I drove to First Presbyterian Church in my old Miata (with the top down, of course), with my mate Steve Graham all the way from Scotland beside me, and married Nikki. It’s amazing to think how fast those 15 years have gone by and how much has happened – some good (the arrivals of Cameron and Drew, for example), some bad (the departures of my mum and Chas, for example). On balance, however, the last decade and a half has been spectacular and I’m so glad Nikki agreed to be the special person sharing it with me. Asking her to marry me was definitely the best decision I have ever made and having her accept was even better.
In celebration of our anniversary, here’s a portrait I grabbed last weekend during our trip to Fredericksburg (where, not-coincidentally, we spent a couple of days on a mini-honeymoon right after we were married).
During the 12 years I have been married, various guys new to the marriage thing have asked me for advice on how to keep the relationship on track. Usually, my answer involves two things, firstly that the answer “Yes Dear” should be used early and often and secondly that a husband’s job in a marriage is all about enhancing his partner’s happiness. I rather hope that the second of these points works the other way too and, from my experience, that’s pretty true.
Earlier this week, Nikki found a video that I should also share with other husbands out there. I leave you to draw your own conclusions.