The other day I was searching the Internet for golden wedding anniversary gifts for a couple we know and I was wondering what it must be like to be married to the same person for 50 years. I suppose to survive that long the two people must have become good friends and have accepted the otherâ€™s peculiar ways. The physical side of the relationship, so often the catalyst that brought the couple together in the first place, must have dimmed or maybe been extinguished altogether, after all the couple are probably in their 70s; but as long as they enjoy each otherâ€™s company there is a basis for an ongoing relationship.
A golden wedding anniversary is an occasion when the family comes together to celebrate 50 years of marriage. After half a century the family will have grown: two people joining together will have probably produced children and they too are likely to have their own families. Having grandchildren must be enjoyable: the pleasure of seeing young children when they are at their best but without the stresses and strains young children can cause â€“ they can have their â€˜terrible twosâ€™ moments after they have gone home!
Thinking about it, there are good times to look forward to when one gets that old, but thereâ€™s no hurry, I am happy to wait!