Photo Essay

Soul Connection

The things he does for me...

My adolescent sweetheart,

We shared a locker together in High School,

We cut quite a bit of school together to have fun all day,

We took endless funny pictures in cheap photo machines,

I fell for you the moment I first saw you,

I married you at age 21,

My creative muse,

My best friend,

My love,

My soulmate,

My encourager,

My better half,

My world.

And then, there you were,

You cared for me when I had cancer,

You never missed a chemo treatment,

You were always there.

My supporter through thick and thin,

You cared for me when I most needed you.

And I got well.

And then, I was there for you.

Oh my GOD, you had cancer, too,

I was afraid to breathe for fear I'd lose you,

I think it was easier to be a patient,

Then I took a breath and loved and cared for you.

You were the best patient ever.

Today, we are healthy.

We know everything about each other,

We've seen it all.

Today we live and love for the moment.

Today is richer than all our yesterdays.

Joy! We're still here.

We make each other laugh,

We listen better,

We love better,

We have touched fear

and come back with peace.

I love you.


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8 responses

  • Spectre Photo

    Spectre Photo gave props (17 Mar 2010):

    What a beautiful and moving tribute.

  • Will Mitchell

    Will Mitchell said (17 Mar 2010):

    all i can say is Wow, very moving!

  • Cathy McLain

    Cathy McLain   gave props (17 Mar 2010):

    A match made in Heaven. Many ups. Many downs. Yet constant.

  • Regenia Brabham

    Regenia Brabham (Deleted) gave props (17 Mar 2010):

    WOW! What an incredible love story!!!

  • Amy Talarico

    Amy Talarico said (22 Mar 2010):

    It sounds like your life is rich in love! what a wonderful thing and thank you for sharing!

  • Luke Everett

    Luke Everett gave props (1 Apr 2010):

    Agree, a very sweet and moving tribute....Very well done!

  • Karen Zimmerman

    Karen Zimmerman gave props (16 May 2010):

    Wonderfully and poetically said! Lovely images and love is shining through each and every one.

  • je suis moi

    je suis moi gave props (20 Feb 2013):

    Voted. I had not read this before. You both mastered the art of living. A+++

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