Saturday, August 10, 2013

In Sickness and in Health

I've told you before that I gave Wonderful Wife her pseudonym for a reason: so that every time I mentioned her both you and I would be reminded just how wonderful she is.

This is another acknowledgement. I could never make too many.

She was there with me through all those sleepless nights of misery, staying awake next to me to stroke me and comfort me.

She was always searching for relief for me.

She held me through lots of crying.

She was unfailingly sympathetic and encouraging.

She was never more than an arm's length away.

I note that now because with treatment over and me not so miserable, Wonderful Wife is sleeping through more of my 2:00 AM coughing fits. She is getting out once in a while and doing something with The Progeny. She went to the neighbors' house this afternoon for a couple of hours and enjoyed a beer.

I notice that I'm going through a bit of withdrawal from that intense attention she has been giving me for two months. I miss it, but of course it is no longer necessary.

I am so grateful for that attention. I can't imagine having gone through that experience without her love.

I hope our situation is never reversed such that she faces an illness this serious. But if it does occur, may I be as wonderful to her as she has been to me.

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