I could not be any happier. As most of you know, my Dad was rushed to the hospital almost two weeks ago and after being put on a form of life support for a procedure, and then living with tubes coming out of everywhere possible the past 12 days, he was extubated yesterday. He remains in ICU but now we are able to talk to him and he’s able to communicate and breathe (almost) on his own.
I’m happy it looks like my Dad may come home. I’m even happier my mom will have more time to spend with her husband. They will celebrate their 40th anniversary soon and a week ago it looked like that might not happen. Now, we’re hopeful it will be the best party ever.
Growing up, I learned so much about marriage from my parents. For one, they were marriage counselors so I learned alot about what not to do in marriage through the stories of many of their clients. But I also learned what to do, one of which was being a whole person before I uttered the words “I do,” so I could give my husband all of me instead of just a part.
I’ve been a happy wife from the moment the Elvis-impersonating officiator (yes, we eloped in Las Vegas) told my husband he could kiss the bride. And that has everything to do with how I prepared for marriage, prior to marriage.
Thanks, Mom and Dad, for that gift.
Question: Who inspired you to create the marriage your heart desired? Did you always know a happy and lifelong marriage was possible?
Until Monday…make it a great weekend!
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