Thursday, May 31, 2012

Please vote for my story!

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The Heart Of A SOLDIERS Family

What moves me is love. Twenty-three years ago, love moved my husband and me into the house where we would bring home two babies, raise our family, and own just about every type of pet found on the Ark, including Rosie the box turtle who roamed freely about the yard. For twenty-three years the house underwent many changes, as my husband literally made all of my dreams come true; a playhouse for the toddlers, a fort for the 8-year-olds, a pool for the teens, a Jacuzzi for the young adults. Birthdays, holidays, mid-tour leave celebrations, the difficulties that come with being human; our lives were lived out in that house. When our son was once again deployed to Iraq, we moved our daughter-in-law in with us, and she grew our granddaughter while living in our son’s childhood room, and a new generation was welcomed home with love.

Just when we thought we were finally finished “moving the front yard to the back yard” and we were about to have an “empty nest”, my husband was diagnosed with Stage IV lung and bone cancer (non-smoker). Love moved me to give up the home that quickly became too much work, and love moved my husband to find a home that I could continue live in once I am alone. We do what love requires. We both feel that Divine Providence brought us Troy Reeves and his team from Remax. Troy was extremely motivated to sell our home without even knowing our story, and sell it he did; the first day he listed it. Troy and Laura made an emotionally difficult situation easier with their knowledge, expertise, and caring hearts, and again, they still did not know our story. I felt from the very beginning of this journey with my husband’s terminal illness, that everything would be okay; not that the cancer would miraculously be cured, but that we would complete this journey together with the help of others; family, friends, neighbors, and strangers who are now friends. Therein lies the miracle; love.

With the help of Troy once again, here we are in our maintenance-free townhouse, starting over, just like in the beginning, thirty-three years ago; the two of us. In the depths of this human experience, I have learned that my husband is my home. Troy Reeves at Remax helped us find a new house to put our home in. Here we shall continue to celebrate life and love.

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BIG love to all of you, my friends.

 

12 comments:

Sherry said...

Beautifully written Deb about a beautiful life and beautiful love. xo

audrey said...

Done. Tonight and tomorrow and the next day and the next day..... ♥♥♥♥♥

Ces Adorio said...

I voted!!! I also posted this on my wall. (I also voted yesterday! (In the Texas primaries) Hehehehehe! We caused a run-off!)

This time we aim for you to win!!!

Tsup!

Bella Sinclair said...

Awwwwwwwwwwwwww. Honestly, your love could move mountains. What a moving story. I'm off to vote! xoxoxoxoxox

Flowermouse Design said...

I have voted - Debbie this is a truly sad and yet a really warm and lovely story. My prayers are with you all!!! Big hug!!

Sandra Evertson said...

Deb,

This is so beautifully written, I sent you love.... lots of love... and of course voted too.
I will send you a private email.

Sandra Evertson

Robin said...

Deb, just voted...and will come back daily. I feel the same way...LOVE is truly what makes us special...be it love for one's spouse, parents, children, pets, music, painting, etc. It IS *THE POWER*...

You and your Brawney Man display it again and again...you are shining examples to the world.

Sending you both a big hug from San Francisco,

Love,

♥ Robin ♥

p.s. How are the Owls working? ♥♥

~Babs said...

Voting done for today.

Such a heart warming story, one that surely will be a winner.
But everyone in this story is a winner already, as the love goes round and round, closing the circle.
Still believing in miracles,,,in whatever form they arrive,,,
XOXO ♥

kj said...

now where did my comment go? maybe on Facebook?

shrug....

you're gonna win, deb. i am so sure of it.

i'll vote each day just after my first coffee....

love
kj

yoborobo said...

I voted yesterday, but today it won't let me VOTE!!!!
Grrrr....I will come back and check on it later today. Maybe it's like Blogger. Just a little grumpy right now.
xoxo!!

Linda@ Lime in the Coconut said...

:: Tears::

Happy and bittersweet. You are loved.

I am voting...everyday.

~Babs said...

It won't allow me to vote every day,,but I keep trying,,,