Married to MG
This month I will be married for seven years and seven months!
It still seems like yesterday when I walked down the aisle towards you, my husband to be. Before we got married, I said that you were getting a raw deal on the ‘sickness and health’ section of the vows. Still, you had the biggest smile when you whispered the vows back and placed a ring on my finger.
Like anyone with chronic illness I wonder about your choice. Will you get tired of me and my hospitalisations, doctors visits and tablets? Our marriage hasn't been without its challenges. However the things you say bring a smile to my face and an understanding of a deeper love to my heart.
Here are the top 5 things that make me smile!
- Let's take the matches to bed, my *prompe princess
Intimacy can be a tricky thing with an unpredictable stomach. The nights when I'm particularly flatulent a box of matches comes in handy when cuddling!
(*Prompe is a Norweign word that can be translated to fart :-)
- I am Iron Man
I hate ironing. I intentionally buy clothes I do not have to iron. My husband, however, is quite self-sufficient and if needed will iron his clothes himself.
- Don't forget the big guns
Every morning my husband sets an alarm to remind me to take my medication.
- Let's take Dory with for a coffee
When I stay at home too long I get cabin fever. My husband is good at spotting this and suggesting an outing within my spoon capacity. He also nicknamed my walking stick Dory….just keep walking, just keep walking.
- You are my blessing from God
From the first hours we were married you have prayed for me. Many people at a wedding will have a joke or two about the old ball and chain when you asked to pray for me at our reception I was so honoured. Every night, before we sleep you once again thank God for me. When I have doubts in my mind I have only to listen to your nightly prayers to know that I am treasured and loved.
I realise that not everyone is as blessed as I am. Thank you for being my husband, friend, lover and partner through thick and thin!