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  1. Cora
    Cora April 26, 2013 at 1:26 pm | | Reply

    I had to smile at your post. My husband (who is blind) and I have been married almost 32 years and raised a wonderful, competent daughter together. Yes, we get the occasional unwanted “oh, you’re so noble” and “he’s such an inspiration” comments, but any one who knows us knows that neither sentiment describes our reality. We’re regular people, leading a regular life, grateful for and enjoying each other. Life is good. šŸ™‚

  2. Jennifer
    Jennifer April 26, 2013 at 2:02 pm | | Reply

    At the risk of sounding hyperbolic, your wedding is possibly the–love the dress, bouquets, dinosaurs, museum, plane-stopping entreaty.

    Happy anniversary!

  3. Danielle
    Danielle April 26, 2013 at 9:24 pm | | Reply

    Will always remember that post on OBB as amazing and wonderful, and of course, you are amazing and wonderful. My husband and I are in similar predicaments. I see people looking at us, even within our circle.

    When he helps me cut food, or holds my arm when footing changes, I can sense their pity or the thought in their heads about what I bring to the table.

    Our future is ever – evolving. Today he helped me with two stream crossings and rocky terrain on our hike. Some years down the road it will be a house with no stairs, and probably more surgery. But we will boldly go where others have gone before, because that’s the life we chose.

  4. Nessie
    Nessie May 13, 2013 at 12:37 pm | | Reply

    You tell ’em sister! As a likewise married woman with CP, I can tell you that in my experience, marriage for PWD’s is still seen as unusual. I got more heartfelt congratulations on our engagement from strangers than I did from my own family at first. They wanted to make sure we “knew what we were doing” as marriage changes one’s “Benefit Levels” SSI, SSDI, Medicaid…
    We are now 12 years in to the best relationship of our lives. And I wouldn’t change a thing.

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