Last week was our 6th Wedding anniversary. Unfortunately I managed to forget, despite the fact we had discussed it only a few days before.
We had so much going on, it was Noah’s Birthday, it had just been my Mum’s Birthday, Martyn’s Dad’s Birthday, two close friends had just had babies and life was hectic in terms of presents and cards.
I went for my morning run, did the horses, started to unstack the dishwasher and then paused in horror as I saw a gift bag on our kitchen table with the words happy anniversary on it! Ahhhhhh! How could I have forgotten!?
I have been noticing the first signs of spring and they always remind me of our April wedding, the daffodils were out and we were lucky enough to have a sunny day. The little purple flowers that we had for our button holes are popping up everywhere and all of these were signs to me of the approaching date.
Luckily for me Martyn has a sense of humour. He saw the funny side and was really lovely about it. It got me thinking though. Sometimes we get so caught up in life that we forget some of the most important things.
The fact that I forgot was not any indication of how important the day was to me, it really was just that I was distracted by so many other things.
No excuse at all and I still feel sorry about it. The best way forward?
To correct our mistake as best we can. We had a good chat and I made sure he knew I felt really sorry. Martyn assures me that he is fine and a few days on I’m sure he is, he has convinced me by being lovely ever since! Secondly I intend to do something to redeem myself, in my eyes and in his. The right thing has not cropped up yet but I am on the look out. Thirdly I thought confessing by blog would help my conscience!
In a way this slip up has refocused my mind on how lucky I am in my relationship. It has made me appreciate Martyn all over again. Not only did he remember the anniversary but he was so kind and understanding about me forgetting. This negative really has turned into a positive. It made me stop, think and appreciate all that I have.