At the tender age of twenty-three, we said "I do", eight years ago today.
When we said " through sickness and health" I guess I only thought of it in terms of my health or his- never imagined it would be our child to first test that part of our wedding vows.
Although it has been challenging at times to not want to isolate, I can not imagine enduring such a life trial without my life partner. Our life and marriage remain blessed with love and strength in the midst of something that could cause damage. Through sickness and health, I truly love this man who continues to work hard to provide for his family during this health crisis. I cannot imagine how hard it must be to get up, face the working world challenges in such a productive way all while his daughter is fighting cancer. It must be nearly impossible at times. But he is strong...
I hope he knows how much he is appreciated. Through sickness and health, good times and bad, I am STILL in love with this man. Sometimes I forget to tell him... Life is busy now and with two young kids, sometimes the life and love is sucked out of me by the time he gets home from work..... It's something I vow to continue to work on in our marriage. And - I really appreciate that even if I am still in my pajamas and the house is a mess, he STILL tells me I'm beautiful! Oh - and he cooks dinner most nights too.... I'm a lucky woman!
There will soon be life beyond cancer, and I wouldn't want to face it with anyone else.
Love you Michael! ❤️