Ten things I have learned from my husband

14 Apr

On this date last year, the sun was shining, the trees were in blossom, and ninety of the most wonderful people were gathered together in beautiful Cyprus, to watch Rich and I get married under a gazebo of candles and muslin and roses. It was a perfect day.

As a seventeen year-old, I remember telling my school friends that not only did I want to be with him, but I wanted to be like him. Rich was, and still is, infectiously happy with a generous spirit and an incredibly kind soul. Eleven years on I’m still learning from him.

Here’s a list of the most important rules for life he’s taught me so far:

1. Don’t be a different person to different people. Be yourself and stick with that.

2. Approach everything with energy and enthusiasm.

3. Always season whatever you’re cooking.

4. Competition is healthy – be the best you can be with anything, but accept you won’t be the best at everything. Don’t stop trying though!

5. Don’t underestimate the usefulness of general knowledge. Take time to read it, listen to it and absorb it.

6. To worry is to waste a moment of your life which you will never get back.

7. Keep things as simple as possible.

8. Make at least as much time to do fun stuff as you do for chores!

9. Help a neighbour just because you should. And do it with a smile.

10. Let things cool before you tamper with them. This applies to baking and to bad-tempered people.

Happy one year anniversary hubby, here’s to many more 🙂


6 Responses to “Ten things I have learned from my husband”

  1. Samantha Sparrow 14 April, 2011 at 9:27 am #

    I am so gloriously happy for you both. I have been thinking today what a beautiful time we had sharing your big moment, and what a fantastic adventure you have been on since!

    Huge happy Anniversary to you both you gorgeous people. I think there is much we can learn from you both, and I miss you both more and more each day!!


  2. Hugga Mumma 14 April, 2011 at 12:53 pm #

    Happy First Anniversary. I too married a ‘Rich’. Wisdom musr be in the name. I hope you have a lovely day today.

  3. Ella 14 April, 2011 at 3:08 pm #

    Su those things you say are just so lovely, wish I could write things like this. Happy Anniversary wishing you lots of happiness sounds like you are very very very happy. lots of love xxxxxx

  4. linda scatliffe 14 April, 2011 at 3:15 pm #

    Your hubby is a wise old owl as this list is a great philosophy for a happy life. Happy anniversary to you both. Lots of love x

  5. The Cliftons 14 April, 2011 at 5:44 pm #

    To Suzy and Rich..hope you are having the most fabulous 1st Anniversary, we will always remember (for various reasons lol) the wonderful ( extended) time we had with you a year ago . It was unforgettable 🙂 Lovely lovely people,and an amazing experience , thank you for allowing us to share it with all of you.
    Sending lots of love and best wishes.
    Gill and Cliff xx

    • suscatty 15 April, 2011 at 3:58 pm #

      Thank you so much everyone for your lovely comments! We had a wonderful day, and being by the ocean with palm trees around us made it feel like we were back in Cyprus all over again! xx

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