Happy Anniversary

Finally returned to work this week and after the initial joy subsided everything fell into place. The calming rhythm of my work day just came together as if I had never left. Yet, here I am off from work again to meet with my oncologist to finalize a treatment plan.

My husband had scheduled a flower delivery and canceled it when he realized I would be at the hospital. Not exactly how we had planned our anniversary.

It was 15 years ago on Flag Day we planned a small church ceremony. After our vows we left for the Florida Keys to enjoy our honeymoon. Although it was always my desire to renew our vows and have a celebration with our loved ones, life happened. This year cancer happened.

There is a saying that reads “some people grumble that roses have thorns but others are grateful that thorns have roses”. Today I can choose to grumble about cancer on my anniversary but I can choose to be grateful that I have my husbands love on our anniversary.

How is our love strong? In Ecclesiastes 4:12 it reads “though one may be overpowered, two can defend themselves. A cord of three strands is not quickly broken.” Jesus completes our cord of three strands.

Happiness is also not measured by moments but by the love that make those moments special. Maybe one day we will have that party to mark our anniversary but if we never get a chance it will be fine simply because we have each other.

“Two are better than one, because they have a good return for their labor; If either of them falls down, one can help the other up.” ~ Ecclesiastes 4:9

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