Last year, I wrote a post about August 25th and all the craziness that goes along with this date. Relationship anniversary, heart-surgery anniversary, and a death anniversary. Pretty crazy huh?
My boyfriend and I have been happily un-married for eleven years now. I don't have any secrets to being in a successful relationship, it's actually not easy at all. It is a daily uphill battle, that's the reality to making a relationship work. It's not ever going to be perfect, you're not going to agree all the time, and you're NOT going to change the other to cater to you. Once you make the conscious decision that this is how they are, take it or leave it, then you can enjoy each other more.
Mike and I "get" each other and that means more than where we differ. We don't even have nicknames for each other. Sometimes I call him "Honey", he just calls me "Marilyn" ha ha! You won't find many pictures of us together here, I don't think I've ever posted a clear picture of him. But I will share one of my favorite pictures of him.
Two years ago I had surgery to fix the Aortic Aneuyrism I had. Earlier this month one of the local papers had an article, it's a quick yet very informative read.
The doctor in the article is the same one who did my operation, same procedure. The story of the three brothers really struck a cord with me. It's still a surreal event that I can't believe actually happened until I look in the mirror and see the scar on my chest. I tell people all the time to get their heart checked even if they don't feel anything, and I'm telling you the same - do it! Just to be sure. Have a great weekend! :)