Sunday, July 10, 2011

And a few weeks back...

...we celebrated 4 years of marriage.  Totally not a blogging after thought, I just hadn't uploaded our celebration picture.  A picture-less post, so boring.  We've been side-by-side through some roller coaster life challenges and joys together.  It shows me everyday that marrying my best friend was the best choice I ever made.  Seeing him as a father only reaffirms that.  Having him in my life, makes each day feel extraordinary.

During our anniversary day I thought back to the year before.  We celebrated our anniversary on Thursday the 24th and realized it would be our last one as a twosome.  It was fun to imagine how life would change in a few short months.  On Friday the 25th last year, we received Kevin's, scary, never-wanna-hear, "you have cancer" diagnosis.  I can still feel the moment: us holding clammy hands in the doctors office. Our eyes welled up with tears and we both looked down at my watermelon sized pregnant belly.  (I remember feeling our babe kick extra hard throughout our appointment.  It was like she was saying, "Hey, I'm here!  It's gonna be okay.") Then Kevin's operation was 3 days later, followed by months of blood draws, injections, and Chemotherapy.  Not to mention both both our parents having cancer treatments and surgeries at the same time.  To think back it still feels surreal.

We talked this weekend about how much changed in our lives during those months of treatment.  The months we spent together right before Chloe was born were so challenging both physically and emotionally.  But they bonded us in ways we hadn't imagined.

We have so many reasons to celebrate this year.  For better or worse, in sickness and in health, we have each other to have and to hold.  Cheers to love and health!
On our way to dinner at Tantalum.  Yum!





3 comments:

lakato said...

Such a great post - I was totally tearing up while reading it. Congratulations on 4 years, and cheers to many more - you guys are an amazing couple.

Nicole said...

Congrats! All those tough times (and especially the good times) have made you two bulletproof as a couple! You're lucky to have each other, and we feel lucky to know you! xoxo

Krystal said...

I'm with Katie- this post made me well up as well. You guys are so inpsiring as individuals and as a couple after all that you have been through. To many many more happy years ahead!

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