The thought of ever losing my dear sweet husband is one thing I probably shouldn’t think of as much as I do – this is one area that I need to make peace with! Just getting life insurance together made me teary eyed. haha. (We get a chuckle every time we think of my tears as we were filling out the paperwork – and then my cracking voice on the phone with the insurance agent.) But I just hate thinking of not being in this life without Danny. I hate thinking of the cancer that genetically runs in his family. And as if I didn’t already cherish every moment with Danny, these thoughts certainly make me want to cherish him even more. Though I know my fears are one big fat reminder that I need to just be at peace. And I mostly am. Except for a few times. Well, actually, that BQE does a number on me, too. (My dear Danny rides all over crazy New York freeways everyday for his job. And I sigh in relief every single day when he gets home safe. If you could see the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway, you would, too 🙂 So, I guess making peace with my fears are a work in progress. I’ve got some work to do.
Seeing this video, though, helped. It reminded me that I just need to be so eternally grateful for the marriage that I’ve been able to experience. Today is our 2nd Anniversary. I am crying as I write this. I couldn’t be more grateful for this man by my side. He has such a beautiful soul. And it is truly the honor of my life to be his wife.
I hope you have a short moment to watch this beautiful video, which just came out in the NY Times yesterday. It’s the story of a beloved husband’s four-year struggle with dementia & a wife’s unwavering love…
Much love to all of you in your lives & in your marriages,
P.S. The picture above was taken soon after our wedding about 2 years ago (thanks to Danny’s unusually long arms :). We were in Prague! We backpacked Europe that summer – cause when you have no jobs and no kids….well, backpacking Europe on a budget is in order. 🙂
P.P.S. Do you guys have fears of losing your spouse? If so, let’s work on this together. Let’s focus on letting go of those fears and cherishing all that we have. (Any other ideas are welcome!)