I Love My Wife
The Love of My Life
I Am Truly Blessed
This hub is something I feel I need to write regarding the love of my life. It is something that has been overdue in saying to the world and to my wife. I can't say enough just how much I love my wife.
When we get married we all make a vow to each other saying that we will stand by each other in sickness and in health, for richer or for poorer to death do us part.
My wife has surpassed all and stuck by my side threw thick and thin and including my alcohol addiction.
Being married now for 30 years, we both went through some tough times together. We were let down, disappointed, sad, cried on each other shoulders on many occasions.
Deep down I loved my wife, but many times I never showed it to her. I had a feeling a quilt in that respect that I didn't show the love that she deserved as she always showed her love to me.
Our marriage was great, but only when I was sober and mostly in the morning and midday. I say this because come early evening the drink started to flow and I then became basically useless to all around. Yes, we had our fun times and I was funny on many occasions, but I do believe it was the booze speaking out loud.
Our Favorite Place
The Ocean and Bay are our favorite places to be in our 30 years of marriage and still are today. We both seem to be so happy when we are near or on the beaches.
I met my wife back in the middle 80's on Long Beach Island, New Jersey. Where do you think we met? Yep, you are right, drinking alcohol in a bar on the island.
We talked, we danced and at the end of the night we went our separate ways. I tried looking her up the next day because she told me about where she lived at the end of the island.
I wanted to see her again because I just felt that we had something in common and no other girl I had ever known did.
It was like I knew this girl was for me. I was off on a mission to find the girl that took my heart. Having some luck I did find the trailer park she had mentioned. I turn in the drive and she and her mom were in the distance, but suddenly turned around after seeing my Corvette and they high tailed to their trailer and out of sight.
She knew it was my Corvette from meeting her the night before. I turned around and headed back to my home at the other end of the island, saddened and with a broken heart.
I figured she had enough of me the night before and didn't want to continue a relationship.
Five Years Later
Five years later while working in a Hospital a new girl that was recently employed happen to catch my eye in the cafeteria. I asked one of my nurse friends, who might that be? They told me and I said get me her number and maybe all of us could go on a double date.
The nurse pulled through and got that phone number. It was that phone number that changed my life forever. I called that evening and we started to talk about our lives and what we liked to do and where we liked to vacation. It was just small talk to break the ice. Everything we spoke of rang a bell with either myself or her.
I THEN BEGAN TO REALIZE....
I had found the girl that broke my heart five years earlier and I was tickled to death. She or I were not dating anyone at this time, thank God, so I was good to go. I knew I could not let her pass me bye this time. God has sent me my angel to stand by my side and protect me in the future years ahead.
Could it have been fate?
Could it have be Love at first sight?
OR...could it have been just meant to be?
Whatever the case we were so happy we found each other again and now ready to start a very short dating process.
I proposed to her after 6 weeks of dating. We got married in her families home with all our family and friends, six piece band and great homemade food. We spent our honeymoon in Florida in which we also both love and have been married now over 30 years.
That is just a short story of just how life works and if something is meant to be it will indeed happen and I am living proof of that.
My wife gave me a great life and also saved my life from a horrible alcohol addiction that was sure to kill me in the end.
Anyone that knows me or has read my hubs, knows that I have been sober for over one year and own it all to my wife, my God and to myself for stepping up to the plate and admitting I had an alcohol problem that had to be dealt with before it was too late.
My wife stood by my side through many years of my drinking alcohol and she never gave up her hope that I would sooner or later realize I was doing wrong and that I would eventually surrender to my demons that ran my life and hers as well.
If your marriage ever starts to go downhill because of an addiction or anything for that matter don't ever give up hope if you truly love your partner. If there wasn't true love and commitment in our marriage I would be a lonely drunk as I write this now.
I can't thank my loving wife enough for standing by me and giving me the room to breathe and find myself on my own and to be able to deal with the only real problem our marriage had, which was drinking alcohol.
I just hope that other people in our world can find their true soul mate and true love of their life as I did. Since being sober our love keeps getting stronger with each day that passes.
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