Happy Birthday to the Love of my life!! ?
I’m so grateful for this man who stayed by my side all last night and who offered to work from home today so he could care for me as I recover from my stem cell transplant. I am in a lot of pain and I’m unable to walk and can barely move so he’s having to carry me around, fetch items for me, massage my sore knees, and even help change my bandages. What a way to spend a birthday!!
I think most women look for a man who will woo them will spontaneous gifts and romantic dates, but knowing my history of chronic illness and surviving abuse, I decided to look for something more meaningful.
I looked for a man who would be willing to walk through earthly hell with me. I looked for one who would be eager to jump in and assist me in anything I asked without always questioning. I looked for a someone who wouldn’t complain about the expenses, but who would instead be willing to embrace the financial challenge.
As difficult and grievous as it has been to have to endure a serious Crohn’s flare during this special time of dating and planning our future together, I’m so grateful for the tested and proven assurance I now have that this man will indeed stand beside me in the future— for better or for worse. We are truly walking into the future with eyes wide open.
True love is never blind. True love sees everything — the beautiful, the ugly, the raw, and the real — and then makes the valiant choice to give. ?