Nowadays, going with happiness always seems to be more challenging, and we always see the divorce of those around us.
There is the stigma that marriage can be very difficult for two people with special needs because people with Down syndrome cannot care for themselves.
Nevertheless, the marriage of Marianne and Tommy Billing was the first in the United Kingdom, and although it was welcomed with skepticism and criticism, they all proved wrong.
The couple fell in love and got married 24 years ago at the Essex church. Now, they are celebrating their 24th year as a testament to the temptation of the husband-and-wife era and have received love from millions of people on their social media accounts.
In 1991 they met at a day center, and for 18 months Tommy decided to pose the question. To celebrate their anniversary, the couple re-enacted the first dance from Dirty Dancing to commemorate the best day of their lives.
Marianne’s sister, Lindy Newman, recalled that she dreamed of a great white wedding when she was very young, so she eventually got it.
After the wedding, they live in their own home, but Lindy and her family live side by side so they can be there if the couple needs help.
Marianne said she was shocked when Tommy proposed to her. They never argue because they are best friends. We are grateful to everyone who supported their decision, especially Marianne’s mother.
When Tommy wanted to propose, he didn’t have enough money to buy the ring, so he decided to propose with a plastic ring from the vending machine.
When Marianne’s mother, Linda Martin, learned about the project, she helped her daughter choose and buy a ring. Twenty-four years ago, when he proposed, his beloved “jumped with joy.
When Marianne’s mother, Linda Martin, learned about the project, she helped her daughter choose and buy a ring. Twenty-four years ago, when he proposed, his beloved “jumped with joy. She manages a Facebook page dedicated to the couple and describes their lives filled with beautiful photos showing the way they spend their time together.
They have thousands of followers on their Facebook page. It is steeped in the news that people have been greeting the couple recently and wish them more joy, love, and understanding in the future.
People think they are blessed with another and hope that they will have many more years.
Lindy thinks that Marianne and Tommy can give hope to those who care about their children or grandchildren with Down Syndrome because they can live with love and happiness.
To be honest with each other and spend as much time together as possible – even after these two years, couples still have the same advice, he added.
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