What I’ve learned from my wife would astound you! It’s theoretically simplistic, emotionally hygienic, morally sincere, and spiritually uplifting. She never went to college and reading books is not her passion.
Her repertoire doesn’t consist of greed, disrespect, or ego.
Bridget can’t stand up. She can’t walk - not even a baby step. She can’t even hold a baby in her arms. She has MS. The damage done to her body has no known reversible cure. As the disease progresses it exacerbates the devastation physically and emotionally, not only to her, but also to her loved ones. Nevertheless, she’s a terrific role model as a mother of an eleven-year-old (going on eighteen!) and wife to a man who’s been accused of selective hearing!
All the excruciating pain, the hospital surgeries, pharmaceutical pill popping, daily needle shots, drug infusions, multiple doctors visits, lab and blood tests, physical and occupational therapies, etc… only temporarily circumvents what some octogenarians experience before they pass on. She’s half that age. Her disease has been present for half of that. One minute you’re healthy and the next…
Things you take for granted, like: driving, shopping, bathing, baking and even going to the bathroom, can’t be done by herself. I can go on, but I'll spare the specifics because it’s not appealing. It’s not fair that a lady as sweet as she is would be burdened with this type of challenge. In LIFE, anything can happen.
So what have I learned by being married a quarter century to this angel? No man is an island. God put all of us here for a reason. If we can’t count on each other, there’s no hope for mankind. If we abandon our ways in adversity, we have our work cut out for us. If we deal with complications by avoidance or irrationality, no positive gain is inevitable. Faith, love, and honest hard work are our only hope!
Muscles, money, and luck will only carry us each so far. Kisses, smiles, hugs and handshakes can carry us a lot farther.
There are many frail-appearing "Bridget’s" that you will refute or embrace on your journey through life. Those opportunities you engage will not only enrich your bloodstream, but assist you in understanding what strength really is!! That wow factor is what our daughter and her generation has to have from us.
Nothing short of that will do.
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