The Mind-Bending Transformation


"They slipped briskly into an intimacy from which they never recovered." ~ F. Scott Fitzgerald

My husband and I met in August of 2015.  We didn't date for very long before we got married.  It was truly love at first sight.  I knew right away that this is the man I wanted to marry.  We got married in April of 2016.  We have an age gap relationship because he is 31 years older than I am.  Some people may find this strange but we are best friends and very close to each other.  In the more than five years we've been together we have not had an argument.

I sometimes tell him that when he gets old, I will take care of him.  He tells me that he may have to take care of me because I have secondary progressive MS.  He is right.  I do not know how much longer I will be able to walk.  Already I am losing some of my functions.  He already takes great care of me.  I just hope I can keep walking so that I truly can take care of him when he is older.  I wish that I could live the rest of my life with him.  We do not know who will outlive the other.  People with multiple sclerosis have a shorter lifespan than most everyone else.

He is profoundly supportive of me when I am in the depths of depression or struggling with the MS.  Finally, there is someone in my life that understands me and treats me well.  I can't imagine life without John.  I know he can't imagine life without me.  We just hope that we have many years left to spend together.  I know I worry too much about losing him to death in the future, but I should focus on the moment and the love we have now.  I am deeply appreciative of him.  He treats me like I'm a queen.  Well, he is my king.  Our cats are the prince and princess.  This is our little family.  It's full of love.  We cherish each other.

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