Hello again everyone, how are you all? Its been a long time and a lot has changed so i should probably get on and fill you all in.
Its been just over a year since Bertha died and it hasn't got any easier for me to live without her. Edward and Florence have been wonderful, obviously they know what it feels like to loss somebody. They really helped me through the first couple months, which were the hardest, but i feel a lot better now, of course the pain never goes away, you just get used to it, and i still really miss Bertha. I go to her grave at least once a week just to talk and put down some fresh flowers. I find the graveyard so quite and peaceful and the sound of the running river in the background is just so soothing.
About that time me and Edward had been officially dating for around 6 months, well i find it quite weird calling it dating at my age but that's what Florence called it, i decided i preferred to say we were 'seeing each other'. As i said it had been around 6 months and it was so nice to have the company, especially after Bertha had gone. Edward would usually take me to the Bistro every couple of weeks and we would then go to the cinema, one of the parks in town or down to a part of the river at sunset which was so beautiful. We did sometimes invite Florence to the Bistro but she was usually busy with school work or her friends, i think she just didn't want to be seen with us oldies.
About 5 months ago Edward took me out to the Bistro for one of our usual meals, this time just seemed like every other. We went at about 5 maybe 6'o'clock and sat down for a lovely candle light dinner. After we had finished and payed the bill i began to get ready to leave. Edward began to talk about how far we had come in our relationship and how he felt when he was with me, it was all very romantic. All of a sudden he was down on one knee in front of me, and yes you've guessed it, he asked me to marry him!
''We aren't getting any younger and i don't want to waste a single amazing moment with you. I feel like I've know you for so long and that know is the right time to ask you to be my wife'' he said ''but if its too soon or you don't feel ready you can just say, i don't...
''Yes of course ill marry you'' i interrupted excitedly, he was just going to keep nervously chattering on otherwise.
I was shocked and didn't believe it was really happening, but of course I wanted to marry him, I knew I loved him and he loved me so why shouldn't we, and like he said we weren't getting any younger. Everyone outside the bistro saw our engagment and gave us a big cheer! I was so happy and we rushed home to tell Florecnce the big news.
Of course Florence already knew, Edward had checked it was ok with her before, and she was just thrilled for us and became very excited about the wedding. We set the date for in about 4 months, which seems quite short but why wait. We also began to plan when they were going to move in, we had all decided my house was the bigger one and it was a bungalow so would be the best one for us all to live in. Edward put their house on the market and decided most of the money would go into a fund for when Florence was older, and anything else would go into redecorating the bedrooms and bits and pieces.
When the decorating was all finished Edward and Florence moved in and their house was sold. On our first night all living together Florence offered to cook us dinner, We had a lovely Macaroni cheese. we all sat round the table in the kitchen talking about plans for the wedding, which was now just a few weeks away. It was lovely to have a house full of people. When i brought this house all those years ago i had planned to have a family, now it may have taken longer than i wanted but i finally had that very family.
A couple of weeks later was our wedding which came and went quite quickly. We decide only to have a small gathering with Florence and a few close friends. The ceremony took place at simhenge, which was a beautiful location with the trees and the river around us. We didn't have a huge after party or anything, but instead the three of us and some friends went to the Bistro for dinner - we must be there number one customers by now. The whole day was amazing, one i will never forget, i just wished Bertha could have been there to see it and enjoy it with me.