Every day I would wait until he came and saw me.
Hospital. Nursing home. Rehab hospital.
I would wait to hear his voice.
I could hang on all day while I waited for his hug.
He would bring my only reason to smile sometimes.
Maybe it was the kids.
Maybe it was a joke.
He has always been the one to encourage me when the day felt heavy.
As I have taken more and more of myself back he has pushed me harder each step.
He has been there for my moments of tears.
I turn to him when I need to celebrate.
No one can make me laugh like he does. No one ever has.
We have been through things that shatter most marriages. Every day one of us should leave.
Peter and I have a deal whoever leaves first has to take the bills.
We’ll be together forever.