RELATIONSHIPS By Ray Baber.
This is a story written by one of our members Ray Baber, so inspirational that I just had to include it here on our website. Twelve months ago Ray was given just hours to live, however, that was not to be, he underwent emergency surgery and a very harsh regime of chemotherapy. His beloved wife Sue was with him for every minute and every step of his arduous journey. You only have to see the way they look at each other to know that there is no love deeper than what they have for each other.
Rays story in his own words.
Lifelong commitment is not what everyone thinks it is. It's not waking up early every morning to make breakfast and eat together. It's not cuddling in bed together until both of you peacefully fall asleep. It's not a clean home and a homemade meal every day.
It's someone who steals all the covers or snores like a chainsaw. It's sometimes slammed doors, and a few harsh words, disagreeing, and the silent treatment until your hearts heal. Then....forgiveness !
It's coming home to the same person everyday that you know loves and cares about you, in spite of and because of who you are. It's laughing about the one time you accidentally did something stupid. It's about dirty laundry and unmade beds without finger pointing. It's about helping each other with the hard work of life ! It's about swallowing the nagging words instead of saying them out loud. It's about eating the easiest meal you can make and sitting down at 10 pm to eat because you both had a crazy day. It's when you have an emotional breakdown, and your love lays with you and holds you and tells you everything is going to be okay, and you believe them. It's when "Netflix and Chill" means you watch Netflix and hang out. It's about still loving someone even though sometimes they make you absolutely insane, angry, and hurt your feelings. Who loves you fat or thin, happy or mad, young or old.
Living with the person you love is not perfect, and sometimes it's hard, but it's amazing, comforting, and one of the best things you'll ever experience.