It is no exaggeration when I say that there is no way I could have survived this past month without my Mr. McBody. He has been my advocate, my companion, my comfort, my nurse. He has cleaned up my messes and held my hand. He has woken up every 4 hours with me at night (sometimes more than that) and helped me keep track of the myriad of medications I’ve needed for all the things that have gone awry in my body. He brings me food and water. Extra blankets and socks for my feet.
He sits next to me and reads me the New Yorker. Including finding me cartoons he thinks I will find amusing.
Nothing has given greater meaning to the words “for better for worse, in sickness and in health” than this past month.
He has seen me through a lot before – but other than high-risk pregnancies, this is probably the longest lasting and most intense and enduring conditions he has ever had to see me through.
He takes care of me in every way imaginable but mostly he is my friend. He stays by my side. He has taken a leave from work so that he could be with me. This means more to me than words could ever say. It is the most precious 25th anniversary gift ever, more than any diamond in the world, more than the trip we were supposed to take. He holds my hand in the waiting room. He is with me. For better and for worse.
October 24, 2013 at 3:48 am
Lovely. Really lovely.
October 24, 2013 at 4:06 am
When a wife has a good husband it is easily seen in her face.
— Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
October 24, 2013 at 4:19 am
Oh, so sweet. Made me teary-eyed. So wonderful (and important) to have such great support. YAY!
October 24, 2013 at 8:46 am
Touching, loving, tender and sweet. Made me tear up too. What a nice silver lining of a difficult situation.
October 24, 2013 at 1:27 pm
I love this on so many different levels…
October 24, 2013 at 2:19 pm
I’m so sorry you are experiencing this…so glad you have your rock and pillow and advocate and best friend and ….
October 24, 2013 at 2:34 pm
He sounds so special. Kudos to Mr. McBody!
October 24, 2013 at 5:44 pm
Lovely, happy anniversary!
October 24, 2013 at 7:31 pm
Beautiful. sending you love.
October 24, 2013 at 7:53 pm
That is what it is all about! Healing thoughts your way!
October 24, 2013 at 8:44 pm
In sickness and in health . . . Your love for each other shines!