Since this cancer ride began in January, there have been many blog posts . Some filled with fear, some filled with thanksgiving, some filled with dread, some filled with amazement. But it has occurred to me that there has been something lacking. And shame on me! So here is a post filled with admiration for my loving husband, with whom I would not have been able to make it through this thing.
When Steve and I got married 8 years ago, I remember telling him that I felt sorry for all the other girls out there because now they didn't have a shot with him. Off the market!
How in the WORLD did I end up with such an amazing man? God's grace, that's how! (And I'm not just sayin' all this 'cuz mama wants a new pair of shoes. It's all true.)
Steve is the BEST dad in the whole world. Patient, kind, attentive, interactive and fun. During our cancer journey, Steve has put his career on the back burner. He's still working, but he has been by my side at EVERY SINGLE CHEMO TREATMENT. I know that many jobs would not allow a husband to do so and that is not a poor reflection on them, it's just that our ministry happens to allow for it and he has chosen to do so. I needed him and he has been there.
He takes me back to the truth of God's Word, time and time again. When I find myself in the pit of despair, he doesn't try to fix me (usually). He listens, he prays and he crys when he needs to.
He has done tons of house work, trips to the park, trips to the grocery, fixing of dinner,loving a bald lady and complimenting me daily, and even cheering me on when I need to *pass gas* (romantic, right?)
Things like cancer could really rock a lot of marriages. We thank God that this has brought us closer and more in love than ever. I know he is tired and weary from the journey. We look forward to things getting back to *normal* (whatever that might be). But I couldn't let another day pass without publicly affirming my amazing husband. I thank God that he gave you to me!
*These amazing pictures were taken by my friends Amber Wing (Ciao Bella Photography) and Shannon Perlow (Locke Innovations) back in February right before chemo treatments began. I have had a hard time posting them until now (but with an end in sight and the hope of having hair once again, I've found it easier.) Both of these women are incredibly talented and we are indebted to them for their generosity of photographing our family!