Jun 15, 2012 09:02 PM FilterLady wrote:
This is a wonderful idea!
My DH, Tom, and I have been married 21 years ago today. It's been a wild ride for sure. I have 2 sons that he helped raise that are grown and they have blessed us with grandchildren. It takes a special man to raise children who are not his biological children. They call him Dad and no one knows any different.
When I was first diagnosed, I believe it was harder on him than on me. He jumped right onboard with whatever I wanted to do. Our town holds a big celebration to kick off Breast Cancer Awareness month the first Saturday in October. There are lots of vendors, door prizes for breast cancer survivors, a fun run, a 5 k, an umbrella decorating contest for survivors and the funniest thing is a high heel run for men. Tom went to the shoe store that supplies the heels and tried on several pair and ended up with a pair of black high heels. He even put them on when we first arrived and so did the other men. It was too funny. Tom's goal was to not fall down and he did great, he didn't win first place but he wasn't last either.
He's been there comforting me when I feel blue and just letting me have a meltdown when I need to do so. He was so proud to come to the cancer center with me for all my appointments and a lot of my rads. He made me a pink bell for me to ring at the conclusion of my rads. He's been to every breast cancer support group meeting with me and is proud to be there.
He went with me to the survivors and caregivers reception before our local Relay for Life. This year our local Relay for Life honored both survivors and caregivers. Survivors wore purple t-shirts and caregivers had a purple sash with caregiver on it. The survivors walked a half lap and were joined by their caregivers for the last half lap!
He's been my rock throughout this journey and I don't know how I would get through this without his help.
Happy Fathers Day to my wonderful DH, Tom! I love you very much! I look forward to another 21 years together!