16 years ago today, I married my best friend.  I had no doubts marrying a man I only knew six months, heck, I knew after the first date that we’d be together forever.  I just didn’t know that forever meant only 14 years.  I know I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, I am confident we were put together so that I could take care of him the last 7 years of his life when he started getting sick.  I don’t think he would have lived so long without me.  When he couldn’t work, I worked two jobs.  I made sure he got all his medication.  I talked to doctors and nurses for him.  And when it seemed difficult at the time, looking back on it, it wasn’t that hard.  I would do anything to have those 7 years back, even if that meant sitting in front of the t.v. eating dinner every night.  (Helen, I’ve only twice eaten dinner in front of the t.v. since he’s been gone!).


Hug your spouse or significant other a little extra for me today okay?!   You never know how many more times you’ll get to do it.  Make it a great day!