December 20 1986, we said our vows and meant every word. In sickness and health were words back then but in our life together they are words we have lived by every day. As we traveled through the White Mountains on Tuesday we shared our memories of those wonderful blissful days. Spent many hours in the car when we first met so we could talk and share our dreams. A trip up to Glen, NH for a Red Parker Pub meal was "our place" to celebrate many events. We returned there after spending a beautiful day driving through those same mountains. Those mountains have not changed much but we have. Our love has grown, some of our dreams were realized but most important we made it to this milestone together. Over the past 25 years we have witnessed the death of love ones and have watched our familes grow with lots of neices and nephews.
When Ron was diagnosed with a brain tumor 20 years ago I honestly never thought we would make it to 25 together. But here we are still loving each other and dreaming of the next 25.
So on this Christmas I want to wish you peace and joy. May you honor those who are no longer able to share this holiday season with you and find hope in your heart that 2012 will bring you blessings.
Book Summary ** Our lives, after the diagnosis and subsequent treatment, of my husband for a brain tumor, clearly have taken a path less traveled. Yet our journey has and continues to be, a journey of hope, joy and of unyeilding commitment. We invite you into our lives, a view of our childhood, marriage, a marriage seperate from convention, yet strongly bound. Join us as we recall the last twenty-five years, twenty of which have been spent LIVING with a brain tumor. Come, witness our challenges and discover our triumphs as we reinvent our relationship, struggle to redefine marriage roles, communication styles, and reclaim intimacy after illness.