It’s been months since I have written a post on this blog. I was diagnosed with Multiple Myeloma a few months back and my life just came to a halt. I was in shock. I tried to blog while waiting for my diagnosis, but once I heard I had cancer, I just fell apart. I took the posts down, the ones describing the tests and the waiting and the diagnosis. I was afraid that I would lose clients if they knew I had cancer. I just froze up and lost any idea of what to do next.
Now I’m going through a second scare. I will be having 3 biopsies at the end of the week because a few lumps and some calcifications were found indicating that I might have breast cancer. Yep, it has been one heck of a memorable year.
So why, have I finally decided to write a post after all of these months? What was it that got me typing again? Tomorrow is my wedding anniversary. I will be celebrating 9 years of marriage with my best friend. My husband has always been incredible, but it’s times like this when your world gets turned upside down in the worst possible way that you really see a person’s soul. I have been so overwhelmed by the amount of love and kindness my husband has shown me that it inspired me to write just for him.
This is my letter to my husband. I want him to know just how much I appreciate him. He is truly the love of my life. When I was little, I was like any other little girl wishing for the prince who would come along on the white horse and sweep her off her feet. I knew it was just a fairy tale and that real life was much more complicated, and yet, somehow, my wish came true minus the white horse.
I won the husband lottery. My husband has a heart like no other. He will work all day, come home to a wife and three kids and take care of all of us with an enthusiastic energy he projects even when I know he is truly burnt out. If I am exhausted or feel sick and need to lie down, my husband will jump right in and make dinner, drive kids to activities and will do anything else that needs to be done. If I get up, feeling guilty about placing so much on my husband’s shoulders, he will gently lead me back to bed and assure me not to worry. I know he is tired. I know he is scared too right now, but when I watch him, all I see is love and tenderness.
My husband has been there to wipe my tears and hold me when I am scared. He has gone to doctor appointments with me and held my hand each month while I have blood drawn. He has maintained a profound sense of strength about my situation and an attitude that all will be okay even when I was falling apart. It makes me feel safe to lean on him. I don’t know how I would cope without him.
So, July 23, 2006 is a day I will always remember as a turning point in my life. My best friend became my husband and a great dad for three kids. Happy Anniversary Mike, I love you with all of my heart!
A Video Worth Watching!
Some videos speak volumes and this one really hit home. I love this video. When I saw it, all I could think about was how lucky I was. I knew what love like this was like. Check out the link here, but beware, it is a real tearjerker.
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