Sunday Ramblings: In Sickness And In Health

How many of us spend Sunday morning, lying in bed, scrolling through FB having a little nose at what is going on in everyone else’s world before getting up and starting the day? Most of what we read is the same thing over and over… an old school friends holiday pics, inspiration quotes and ads etc… but occasionally, you come across a piece of gold that stops you in your tracks and makes you think WOW…this needs sharing. Nikki Goode is an awe inspiring woman and i’ll be sharing more about her and her wedding soon. But today, with her permission, I want to share a post she’s just put online on what is her wedding anniversary today.

Image by Simon Gough Photography

When I was in hospital and through my rehab, to this day I have read as much as I can about stroke, brain injury and the brain looking for ways to aid my recovery.

One of the most frightening things I read was that 75% of relationships fail 3 years post injury. But 5 years later here we are still standing strong! Plus I never needed a book to tell me that I’d get great odds marrying this great guy (he is an ex bookie after all) and is my greatest recovery aid.

It’s fair to say we’ve be through a lot more than most- we’ve had 2 brain surgeries. 1 breast cancer scare and subsequent biopsy which added more metal to my body and a heart scare. But we are still in it together.

As one of the greats, Seamus Heaney once said:

So if, my dear, there sometimes seem to be
Old bridges breaking between you and me

Never fear. We may let the scaffolds fall
Confident that we have built our wall.

Happy anniversary to the wonderful Andrew Goode to whom I owe a lot and love very very much.❤️❤️❤️❤️

From all of us here at Cwtch The Bride, have an awesome anniversay Nikki.

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