Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Year Two

Two years ago today, at 2:00 p.m., I promised to be true to Ed in good times and in bad, in sickness and in health. I promised to love him and honor him all the days of my life.

It's still the best decision I ever made.

I think this is my favorite
of our wedding photos.

We hit some a severe bump during this second year. Last summer, Ed's mother Judy began to feel ill and was diagnosed with B-cell lymphoma. Ten days after her initial chemo treatment, less than two months after diagnosis, she went into septic shock and died. Ed was devastated at losing his mother so young; she was only 68. She'll never meet her grandchildren.

This was a low point.

But things continue on. Financially speaking, things have improved, although they're still not as smooth as we'd like (are they ever?): We were able to completely pay the car, my student loans, and other living expenses that had accrued, and, with some help, the house.

We have a lot coming up this next year, things we're really excited about: We've been able to make plans (finally!) for a honeymoon: We're going to Iceland for three weeks beginning in mid-June. We'll be starting the adoption process once we get home, and I'll begin grad school at Northern Arizona University in August. And my health has improved; I've lost about 90 pounds since we got married. Some weight-related health issues I have have either cleared up altogether or are much less of a threat than they were.

Ed's still the keeper of my heart.

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