Today is my 10 year wedding anniversary with the most amazing man. The years have brought us many challenges and each one, as we got through it, brought us closer together and closer to God. The past 8 months have been especially challenging and Aaron has spent each day showing me Gods amazing love, unconditionally, and making me feel the way every woman should……loved, respected, honoured and cherished.
When I was diagnosed with breast cancer in February, we prayed together and walked through each decision as a team. He has never missed an appointment at M.D. Anderson and he holds my hand and makes me laugh through the toughest of times. After my bi-lateral mastectomy there were times that I looked in the mirror (and still do) where I may not have seen “beauty” as the world classifies it. Where I felt that I lost part of my womanhood or “woman parts”….so hard to explain……..there were times where looking in the mirror, all I saw were two slits across my chest where my breasts “used” to be and I would feel like I was less of a woman. I know it was and is the enemy playing tricks on my mind and trying to break my faith, even knowing that, some days were and still are very hard.
Through all this, it was Aaron who reminded me DAILY how beautiful I was, that in his eyes nothing had changed and that he would tell me and show me that he was just as attracted to me now as ever. Aaron made some hard and dark times full of light and love because of the love of Jesus Christ that would shine through him…….
When I had moments where I was scared and doubt tried to creep in, he reminded me who I was in Christ and what my prophesy was and assured me that I would be around for a long time. He spoke truth to me, he strengthened me, he was my rock and he took on so much extra with the house and the boys, without grumbling and without a complaint. Amazing.
God could not have provided me with a more perfect companion, friend, husband and father to my boys. Neither one of us are perfect, but we are perfect for each other.
Aaron has showed me true unconditional love throughout the past 10 years, but even more so these past 8 months, which makes my heart so full, I can’t even explain. There is still a road ahead and I could not be more thankful, happy or grateful that I have him by my side every step of the way. With him by my side and Gods hand upon us, we can get through anything.
The more steps we take, the closer we grow to each other and to God and there is not a day that goes by that I don’t thank God for the precious gift he gave me of this amazing man.
Aaron thank you for loving me the way you do, for treating me like I am the most special person in the world and for loving our boys the way you do. Most of all, thank you for asking me to marry you and for saying I DO………I will love you forever, I will love you always…you are my best half – true story xoxoxox