Wednesday, October 19, 2011

24 on the 24th

Despite all Meagan's travails, life moves on. Believe it or not, Monday the 24th is our 24th wedding anniversary. It is particularly poignant because we know it is pretty likely our last wedding anniversary together. She isn't in condition to acknowledge it with a blow-out celebration or big evening out. It will be quiet and meaningful. We've had a good run, lots of ups and downs over the years, but we've learned and grown and built a relationship for which I am very grateful.

She has of late been very concerned about the burden she is placing on me, mostly, the boys somewhat. I reminded her about the "for better or worse, in sickness and in health" vow, and that it was a vow. But I probably would not have been able to sustain the level of support she requires had it not been for all the heavy lifting we did in the earlier years of our relationship.

Regrettably her overall morale is ebbing and she could use a boost. She faces a lot of headwinds in the weeks to come. While we have enjoyed tremendous support from our friends and family, the long march we are on has led to periodic dips in communication. We are in a bit of a dip right now, and I'd love to get her some emotional support between now and our anniversary.

So if you haven't sent her a short note or card for a while, would you consider doing it now? It needs to be short. Maybe 24 words?

Her email address, if you'd prefer that is:

Our home address is:
5117 48th Ave NE
Seattle, WA 98105

I can assure you she reads everything that is sent her way. It is hard for her to respond, but she gets great delight in reading them and talking about the cards or notes with me.

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