As most of you know, my fiance is a paraplegic as a result of a car accident. The accident happened before he and I knew each other so I've been lucky enough to only know the man he is today, the man that I am deeply and totally in love with. We have briefly discussed the accident, but more about the details and never really about the emotional aspect of it all. For some reason, lately he has been discussing with me more and more about the emotional aspect of his situation. About the accident itself and how his brother will always live with the fact that he was the one driving, how his family, especially his mom, coped during the months he was in a coma, about the emotional state he was left in when his wife couldn't deal with the situation and divorced him, how every aspect of his world was turned upside down and inside out.
I know those memories are not easy for him, but the fact that we can finally talk about them after all this time brings a smile to my face. This may sound weird, but I am so thankful for that accident. It has made him stronger and I truly believe that there is nothing in this world he can't overcome. No matter what life throws at him (or us), we will be able to come out on top.
And as I'm driving to work today I reminded myself how lucky I am. I am so thankful for all the happiness he brings to my life, but most of all I am thankful for him!
I just found this blog today and I couldn't help but to compare my story with hers. Obviously the characters are different and the exact details aren't similar, but the way this husband and wife are still so much in love after such a tragic accident leads me to believe that my love for my fiance will withstand the test of time.....and only one word describes my feeling about that.....THANKFUL!
19 hours ago