Saturday, June 30, 2012

Number Five

I don't even know where to start.

It's not often that I find myself speechless, but today, on our fifth wedding anniversary, I am at a loss for words.

Josh is my partner, my best friend, and the love of my life.  We've been through a lot together.  And I owe him so much.

Diabetes has been a part of our relationship since the beginning.  He is my partner in living with this disease.  Josh is my Type Awesome, and understands this disease as well as someone who lives without it can.

As Karen said about her husband, in what is one of my favorite blog posts of all time: "He is the solid rock I lean on when I can't bear the unrelenting chronicness of it any more."  Yes.  Just yes.  

This past year has been a rough one.  And Josh has been so patient, supportive, and understanding.  It was clear to both of us that I needed some professional help for a while before I was ready to seek it out.  But he didn't push.  He waited until I was ready to ask for help, and has been cheering me on ever since.

Josh knows about my binging and my emotional scars.  And he loves me anyway.  I am so incredibly blessed.  Is he perfect?  No.  Does he do things that drive me absolutely crazy?  Yes. But when it counts, he's there.  Always.

Happy Anniversary, Josh.  I love you.

Even though I shoved cake in your face...


  1. Happy Anniversary! Celebrate and Enjoy!

  2. He looks so young. I mean you do as well! Happy 5 years. Here's to at least 85 more.

  3. Awww, yay!!! Happy Anniversary - we'll have to toast both of our anniversaries next week. I love that we both posted pictures of our husbands trying to smash cake in our faces. ;)

  4. I've never met either of you, but I'm so glad you found each other. You guys make such a great couple! Congratulations on your first five!

  5. awww happy belated anniversary! i thought you were still in the early honeymooning years! love the pics and glad i could meet him last week! :D

  6. We're lucky, lucky ladies. Happy belated anniversary!