Friday, 20 August 2010

In sickness and in health - till death do us part



On July 10, 1965, 45 years ago, I looked my bride in her face and stated my wedding vows - I meant it then, and still do. Have I made bad choices since then, yep. Have I abandoned her? Nope! I love mama very much. I look at all the times I have screwed up and I am thankful we stuck it out.

In May mama was diagnosed with cancer. Did we know that was going to happen when we got married? Not even a hint. But as I look back I am so thankful she never gave up on me or that either left the other. She needed me more than ever the past couple of months. Yesterday as we headed home from her last radiation treatment she looked at me and said, "I am so glad you have been by my side through this!" We squeezed each others hand, and a tear or two slid down my cheek.

13 comments:

Parsley said...

Sadly most people don't take their vows so seriously. Hope to hear good reports soon.

Life Adapted said...

How touching. You have redeemed yourself from that last post. . .

. . . you're a keeper and Mama knows it. Bless you both!

Indian Lake Papa said...

Parsley - Reports are excellent! Mama will be here for many years! All is well!

LA, maybe next year you can walk with me - mama walked with me - even with that crazy outfit on! LOL

I love mama very very much. We are good buddies!

Ed said...

You made the best choice of your life 45 years ago. The proof is that through all the trials you two have faced, you have keep those vows.

Michelle-ozark crafter said...

That is so precious. Jack and I have been together 30 years and I can say without doubt that the bad times have drawn us closer together. It isn't much fun but without it how would we appreciate the good times as much? You and mama are such darling people. I would love to hug you both!

CrossView said...

Glad they caught it early!

What is that black shadow on top of your head?

Indian Lake Papa said...

Ed - very well said! We are committed to each other - that also gives each of us self-confidence.

Michelle - We have been through some very difficult times - and yet have stuck with it. Hugs are nice - maybe some day. Will have to find you on the map!

Michele - so very thankful! The black shadow is a sign of immaturity - it is gone now.

Darla said...

i love you both!!!! so many prayers have gone up and so many more are still going...i thank God for bringing you both in to my life!

Indian Lake Papa said...

Darla, you and your family are a precious part of our life, our marriage.

Tanya Ross said...

Papa, the day my Jeffer proposed to me I was so scared. Could I be the wife he neede? Would I make it to the end? But at the end of September Jeff and I will be married twenty years. He is not only my husband, he is my best friend. I so understand what you said, Mama is so blessed to have her best friend by her side. Godbless both of you and I can not wait to see you both on Labor day!

Indian Lake Papa said...

Tanya, make every single moment count!I cried when I read your comment to mama. She agrees, we are best of friends. I hope that will show if nothing else when we meet you on Labor Day. We are excited about our trip!!

Life Adapted said...

Papa, give me a littel notice and I just may walk with you . . . but I will be wearing a fake nose and mustache so I can deny being seen in public with you and all that . . . red . . . :)

Be blessed!

Indian Lake Papa said...

LA - I will let you know for sure! That would be an honor to have you walk with me! BY the way, all the ladies wore tee-shirts with the bra on the outside of the tee-shirt. It was a "family" oriented event. We would love to have you as guests in our home.