The WEGOHEALTH Activist 30-Day Writing Challenge, Day 27
“Sunday Selfie: Post your favorite picture of yourself. Don’t be shy, it’s time to shine!”
This is easy. My wedding day. Not a selfie.
It’s my favorite picture of myself because I was young, healthy, vibrant and strong. Most of all, I was happy and content. This picture was taken on my wedding day. 1980. The world was my oyster. No physical boundaries, full of joy, hope and endless aspirations. On this day, there was no thought of sickness, heartache or trouble. No thought of loss, aging or untenable situations or impossible circumstances. The future was bright. We had freedom and exuberance. However, the marriage vows are for ” better and worse.” When the worse happens, that’s when you find out just how strong the marriage bond is. The man next to me became my caregiver and took my mother in to live with us. “For better or worse, for richer for poorer, in sickness and in health, till death do us part.” Amen. ❤️
Just to give you some perspective. This was written after a night filled with horrible pain from dystonia. I worked physically hard all day yesterday. It was unavoidable. I woke up feeling exhausted , but, it is time for my mother’s shower. As I help her take a shower, tears of pain fall from my eyes to the floor. They are indistinguishable from the drops of water coming from her body as we towel it dry. In spite of terrible circumstances, you can still create beautiful art. The pain is temporary. The art and memories last forever. 😀