In the post about our wedding, I mentioned that APL gave me a gorgeous turquoise necklace for my wedding present. For my wedding present to APL, I gave him a journal that I had been keeping for the entire year before our wedding. Every day I would write down one reason that I loved him and wanted to marry him, and the night before our wedding I gave him the book with 365 reasons.
Before I gave him the book, I read through it again myself and was surprised to discover how many of the entries related to helping me deal with my RA. APL deserves more credit than I can say for keeping me going and always keeping my spirits up over the past three years.
With his permission, I wanted to share just a few of those entries:
13: You know that going to the doctor sometimes overwhelms me, so today you left work early to go with me.
45: You insisted that I take the seat on the airplane with more legroom.
71: You take care of pharmacy mix-ups when I can't deal with it.
94: You help me deal with health insurance nightmares.
95: Despite your fear of needles, you are always willing to help me with my shots.
102: You hold me up when I want to fall down.
131: You help me when I feel disappointed about being tired and achy.
170: The doctor said I was iron deficient, so you made me a nice steak for dinner.
217: I got really bad cramps in my legs tonight so you carried me to the hot tub.
221: Today I was feeling achy so you ran me a bath and read to me while I soaked.
306: If I have to limp to keep moving, you always walk slower and hold my hand.
I am so extremely lucky to have such an amazing man as my husband.