Tuesday, October 14, 2014

My Better Half

Many people toss around "my better half" as if it's a straight-up synonym for husband/wife/spouse. In my case, it's completely, verifiably, the truth.

Judgey McJudgerson that I am, without even knowing full details of her case, I've reacted with vocal ire to Brittany Maynard's self-imposed November 1st---quite literal---"dead"line. (Try as I might, cannot extricate myself empathetically from her husband's emotions in all this...)

But back to my better half. Here's his response to Brittany Maynard's situation:

"I don't find this whole story to be so dramatic. I get it. It's a quality of life call. If she has no treatment alternatives or access to clinical trials then I get it. I don't know all the details of her case but I would hope she's not throwing in the towel before the fight begins. I've been stage 4 for years with an incurable cancer and have suffered endless nights, miserable weeks and countless indignities but I am a fortunate soul. My treatments have worked and given me the chance to celebrate my 19th wedding anniversary, raise my kids into their teens and receive the love and support of hundreds of people. I'm a lucky guy. I wish her nothing but peace."  

My better half, indeed.

Hoping for Brittany's husband more time with his.
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Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Way Back When-esday : Little Fishies

Dateline: Summer 2007
Twins' Age: 5

In the days preceding Larry Dog's adoption, our little animal lovers always had a Betta fish of their own.  

When the time would roll around annually for our church's Blessing of the Animals, the little fishies would take temporary leave of their individual and generously-sized bowls, and make the trek in their pet shop acquisition containers, and be blessed.

The sweet seriousness of our little pet owners and the kind tenderness of our former minister, Reverend Rick warm my heart this mid-week.

Play along with Way Back When-esday...looking back with love since 2007!

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Be sure to include the hashtags #WBW and #Twinfatuation in order to share in the virtual photo album reverie! 



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Tuesday, October 7, 2014

That Day

Before that day, we knew.

Knew we shared interests, values, tastes...

Knew we made each other think, and more importantly, laugh.

Knew we wanted to be together.

That day... 

We dressed up...

We promised...

We made it official...and we laughed.

Every day after, for better, worse, richer, poorer, sickness, and health...

We have lived.

We have loved.

We have laughed.

Truly, not a moment would I change.

Scott Lage, thank you for That Day.

Nineteen years, and I cannot wait to see what every day to forever holds....

I love you, today and always. 

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