Fifty years of marriage is no small feat. In these times especially, it's almost a rarity and not just because of age. Few people can claim 50 years as a couple, and still less can count 50 years as happy couple.
Notwithstanding all the adversities of life, you two have always remained positive and happy within the union started in a ballroom in the countryside.
The secret is having accepted each other's weaknesses, but also recognised the strengths each of you have. You two have taken this marriage forward with wisdom and integrity and that has always been a great inspiration to us.