Every year on our wedding anniversary, I wear the skirt and top which I wore the day we first met in the Nampak parking lot (we corresponded via matchmaker.com briefly before that). We met on 5 March 2004 and married exactly a year later. Over 13 years that skirt lining has perished, yesterday before wearing it, I mended it. We live in a world where everything is disposable and few things are made to last, sadly many marriages are approached in the same manner. Looking at my mended skirt, I felt a sense of wholeness, echoed in our marriage. Our relationship has altered since those early days, sometimes it has been a little frayed but I’ve never felt that it’s beyond repair.