My life without Mr Misfit would merely be an existence - I realised this when he went back to Oz to see his family in June and I went on the 'MY HUSBAND HAS GONE TO THE OTHER SIDE OF THE WORLD DIET'! Hello Size 10 jeans and people saying, 'What's your secret?'
But I'd rather have a few extra pounds on me and have my soul-mate by my side. Simple.
So, fetch your sick buckets because here's my tribute to the other half of my whole.
TWENTY THANK YOUS for:
All the laughs. Never a day goes by ...
The endless songs from the minute you open your eyes.
Supporting me and spurring me on.
Our gorgeous son - we did good.
Putting up with me.
Your calm logic.
Being the voice of reason in tricky times.
Making me a part of your lovely, accepting family.
Cherishing me and always making me feel special.
All the toasted sandwiches.
Never looking at me as if I'm mad - when deep down we both know I *may* have lost the plot.
Telling me if my bum looks big or if something doesn't suit me.
All the times you've told me, 'Well you didn't die last time so I don't think it's likely this time'.
And all the times you've told me, 'No the cat is definitely not dead - I'd say he's probably asleep under a bush'.
Loving my mum and all her foibles.
Making me feel complete.
Running with my stupid ideas - but having the courage to tell me when they're really stupid.
Wanting to spend as much time with me as I do with you and not getting bored with me.
But most of all for being the nicest, kindest most caring man I know.
20th August 1994 and married for 20 years.
I raise my glass to Mr and Mrs Misfit.
A team to the bitter end.