A few short weeks ago our beautiful daughter, Katie married the lovely Hamish.

Their wedding was a wonderful celebration which was enjoyed by many and we, the parents who actually did very little, are still being thanked by so many lovely people.

Between them they planned and put together a day that was very personal and absolutely full of creativity and wonderful special moments and touches.

It was a day full of joy and laughter. A day when the church bells tolled and a piper called us to dine in a truly Scottish way. Gorgeous bridesmaids in white, a wonderful groom, ushers and bestman in kilts and so many wonderful guests all joining us in this most glorious celebration.

John and I married 35 years ago in a much smaller gathering but with the same feelings of love and celebration. We have been through much in our lives together and some of the times have been dark and difficult. In all honesty I suspect most couples struggle and as days, weeks and years go by we realise that for some of that time we simply work at being together as best we can. Then, hopefully, we realise that being a couple has been bigger and better than being apart. 

This post was really just to share with you a lovely piece that was read by Hamish’s sister. The words are beautiful and George (Georgina) spoke them with so much feeling……


I love you,
Not only for what you are,
But for what I am when I am with you.

I love you
Not only for what you have made of yourself,
But for what you are making of me.

I love you 
For the part of me that you bring out;
I love you 
For putting your hand into my heaped-up heart
And passing over
All the foolish, weak things
That you can’t help dimly seeing there,
And for drawing out into the light
All the beautiful belongings
That no one else had looked quite far enough to find.

I love you because you
Are helping me to make of the timber of my life
Not a tavern
But a Temple,
Out of the works of my every day
Not a reproach but a song.

I love you 
Because you have done 
More than any creed
Could have done 
To make me good,
And more than any fate could have done
To make me happy.

You have done it 
Without a touch,
Without a word,
Without a sign.

You have done it
By being yourself.
Perhaps that is what 
Being a friend means,
After all.

By Roy Croft.

The words above deeply moved me and stirred something deep in my heart and spirit. I hope that as you read and, perhaps reread them something within you will open and soften your heart centre also…we need as much love in the world as possible. 


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