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July 10, 2011

In Sickness and in Health

Yesterday, I had the pleasure of attending a life long friends wedding.  The ceremony was beautiful, the decorations were great, the speeches made me cry and everyone was joyously excited to celebrate Ashley and Steve.  I enjoyed myself as much as I could and then my nausea dominated and I had to leave early.  This wedding really got me thinking about my own anniversary (which is tomorrow) and how grateful I am to have married the man that I did three years ago.  When we, as humans, say our vows, I think there is a part of each of us who skim over the "in sickness" part...hoping it will never come true.

I am so extremely blessed to have a husband who honors that vow each and every day.  Already this morning he reminded me to take my medicine, brought me breakfast in bed, hooked me up to IV fluids, gently reminded me that I had my days mixed up and today was Sunday.  Now he is in the shower so he can run to the store and pick up more of my medicine.  He encourages me to do what I can and helps me for the things I am unable to do.

For those of my friends who are married, I hope you will take a moment and tell your spouse that you will love them exponentially if sickness enters your marriage...and for those of you who are not married I hope you seek out someone that you can love deeply when they are sick...In return, I pray they treat you the same way.  But above all, I pray that if any illness enters your marriage it will bring you closer together.

Happy anniversary, Justin. Thank you for honoring your vows and loving me through this time. I love you more than you know.

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