A brief but passionate Marriage Monday post today . . . Thank you!
Thanks to those veterans and those who are currently serving our nation. Part of the freedom you gained for me is that I can be married to my best friend who was born with a disability. In other countries I have visited, he would never have been allowed out in the community, let alone go to school, college, post graduate school, drive, work and be married.
Thank you to those who left with able bodies to serve us and came back disabled. I am sorry, and I am grateful. I pray for you.
Thank you to the spouses and family members of those who serve and have served. Some of you have welcomed your warrior home, others never will. Only in recent years have I come to understand more fully (though know I never will completely) the sacrifices you made, and continue to make.
Marriage is hard, but can be so good. Marriage with disability is hard, but can be so good. Marriage with disability due to war and national service is hard. Yet I pray it may also be so good.
May this small and humble thank you bring you a moment of peace. May you know my husband and I are grateful. May your marriage be strengthened and blessed.