Love is caring for your partner no matter what you face in life. Love is being there for your partner through sickness and in health. Love is never treating me different through my entire cancer diagnosis and treatment. Love is what I am lucky to have in Chris.
He has never stopped loving or caring for me. When I had no hair, no energy, he didn’t care. He was still there for me and there for our kids.
Love is enjoying the few minutes we have for each other the end of each day. If we’re lucky we might get a little more time to ourselves before we fall asleep but it’s rare.
Love is putting up with your partner’s busy schedule and not complaining about it. Love is accepting that you both work hard to support the family.
Love is knowing there are times and days you drive each other crazy but that quickly passes and you realize you are so lucky to have this person in your life.
Love is putting up with my many faults and accepting them. Love is helping me get our starting five through every day, taking different duties so we make it through.
Love is staying positive in the most difficult and hardest times and never leaving my side. Love is being at the many appointments and surgeries and assuring we will make it through.
Love is hard to find. Sometimes we get it right the first time and sometimes it takes one or more tries to get it right. But when you find the one, that special person you love, you know you are lucky and have found a gift that money can’t buy. Sometimes we find it quickly, sometimes it takes awhile. It doesn’t matter how fast it happens because when it does, you hope you never let it go.
I am so glad I found my true love who has made my life so much happier than I thought was possible. It may have taken years after we met in college but that doesn’t matter. He’s been an amazing father and husband and I am so blessed to have Chris, not just on Valentine’s Day, but every day.
We don’t need flowers, a fancy dinner or date to show or prove our love. It’s just another Tuesday at work and evening basketball practice for Chase and the usual craziness of life with five kids. Leftover pizza is on the dinner menu which will be served at different times while one of us is at practice and one of us watches the other 4 or 3 kids depending on if one sibling wants to go Chase’s practice.
Love is knowing that you put yourselves second to your kids and accepting that your time together without interruptions is hard to come by and that’s ok. It’s ok on Valentine’s Day and every other day because true love is more than just love for each other but love for your family. And I’m so lucky I have so much to love today and every day.
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