A Fairy Tale…

So much emphasis is placed on “the big day” being such a perfect fairy tale. I hate to rain on your parade, but it is so NOT about that one special day. Every day that follows is just as special.
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Prince Charming may appear to be a perfect specimen of a handsome groom on your wedding day, but you know true love when you look at him with love in your eyes when he is head to toe in grease, dirt or manure.
My low keyed, machine shed wedding reception may have lowered the bar for orchestrating a perfect day, but that is who I am and the culmination of days that follow are what have made for a wonderful life.
I witness true love that stands the test of time as I watch my mother-in-law coax her husband of 64 years to eat. The scale reads 114.5, dementia has played havoc with his mind, and his body is worn out. She cannot “fix it” but you can tell by her eyes that she wishes she could. To have a spouse so dedicated is how a fairy tale should end…

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