It’s been 2 years since my husband was killed in the war. It was an early loss in 1940 at Dunkirk. The children were so upset but they’d already got used to Daddy not being here. So I got on with it as best I could. I joined the WVS, helped out wherever I could and made the best of life alone. And then George came along. Home on leave, so charming and handsome, and lonely. He made the children giggle and smile, and that was enough to lighten my heart. So here we are. In 4 weeks time we are moving in with George! This means my wedding day is in less than 4 weeks! I’m excited and scared and very nervous, but this is still wartime and I want to look after George the way he deserves after rescuing me. My daughter has decided it’s time to rent her own rooms and is staying in the city to be able to work. So there’s lots of changes happening. Sometimes I’m not sure I’m ready for it all.
Me and George are getting married before we move in with him. I’m just wearing my best dress, and there isn’t any chance of having a big cake, so a few of my neighbours and ladies from the WVS are chipping in their rations to help me bake a cake. I want to make George proud, so I will get together some bits and pieces to make sure its a lovely day. He’s a very special man to take on a widow, and we’re not sure when this war is going to end but its already May, and the year is going by so quickly.
Its very hard to move home. I’ve lived in this house since I married my Harry, and the children were all born here. I don’t think the children really like the idea of moving out but they do love George. Sometimes it makes them very churlish and other times angry with me, but all in all, we are looking forward to being a family again. I have coped by myself for 2 years now, and I’m so looking forward to being a family again. Lots of my worries will go away, and looking after a man again will feel nice. Of course it will be much nicer when this horrible war is over.
When me and George are married I may have to give up the WVS but I will ask him if I can still help out. I expect him to be away a lot until its all over.
I’m hoping that things will settle down after the move. The next 4 weeks are going to be all over the show. I’ve so many things to do, and I’m hoping the children will all help me. I am starting a new life. Its wartime, and it always seems as though there is no time to waste.