A love that lasts

I just wanted to take a few minutes to update all of you on our family.  Last Sunday, Kyle’s sweet mom, Cindy, passed away.  She had been sick with lung cancer for almost 7 months.  I’d like to add too that she never smoked a day in her life.  When we found out about the cancer I asked her if she was mad.  She said no, in fact, I feel like God must think I’m pretty special to give this to me.  What a statement!  I was blown away by her words.  Watching her go through all of this though has made me see just how incredibly special she really was.

We also had a front seat to watch was how her husband took care of her during these past 7 months.  He took her to every doctors appointment and every treatment.  He showed us what “in sickness or in health, to love and to cherish, as long as we both shall live” really meant.

I miss her terribly but know that she is in heaven.  Explaining this to our kids has been very interesting and I’m amazed at how resilient kids are.

Being married is not about the wedding (although you do need amazing pictures on this day!), it’s about the day to day things and the happy times and the sad times and committing yourself to someone for as long as you both shall live.

Going through this experience has made me love Kyle even more.  I guess that’s what marriage is supposed to be about, falling in love more with every experience, good or bad.  I was listening to a song called “The Luckiest” by Ben Folds and he summed up exactly how I feel about Kyle, especially through the past few months.  So, I’ll leave you with this…….”I love you more than I have ever found the way to say to you.  That I know, that I am the luckiest”.

Thank you for your thoughts and prayers.