Flashback Friday: Anniversary Week, October 12th – 18th, 2014

It may seem by my recent posts that I overly celebrate my wedding anniversary to my husband, but many of you do not know our story. I am fully aware that I am deeply in love with my husband; I cherish him like no other and cannot bare the thought of losing him.

The thought of losing him is exactly why I go out of my way to celebrate every moment we have together – especially around our anniversary. You see, the year we were to be married, we discovered that my Chris had a growth in his brain that was causing seizures. I stood by as Chris underwent various tests to find out that brain surgery was our only option. Facing with the possibility of losing the love of my life, we prepared for the inevitable surgery that loomed over our heads.

Mere months before our nuptials, Chris underwent his surgery in July of 2010. There were many scary hours of waiting and even more scary hours of recovery before my Chris emerged with some memory loss, but otherwise okay. We were married that October and have been blessed to celebrate these past five years of marriage together.

This journal entry captures the vacation week we spent together leading up to our anniversary on October 16th, 2014.

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To my husband Chris I would like to express how much I appreciate you and love you by saying:
“i carry your heart(i carry it in my heart)”

Happy Anniversary Darling