“I THANK YOU BOTH”

When I was in my early mental stages of accepting my throat cancer diagnosis I would walk around our home and gaze in wonder. I was looking at the life that I could possibly be leaving behind if my body did not fight off this cancerous invading force. During this time of of mental and physical uncertainty, I noticed that my wife had recently purchased an unusually small plant.

Me:

“Babe, what is the name of this plant that you just purchased, and why is it so small?”

Wife:

“Epipremnum aureum, look it up, It may start off small, but if fed with water consistently, it will grow.”

Me: (Looking it up)

Epipremnum Aureum is an evergreen plant. As a household plant, it is commonly known as the hanging plant, it can climb walls by means of aerial roots. An Epipremnum Aureum can reach enormous heights.

Wife:

“Now that wasn’t hard, was it?”

Me:

“Whatever, I pray that I live long enough to see it grow, these pictures are amazing!”

Wife:

“You will!”

My wife and I would stay in a hotel through the week while we were going through chemotherapy and radiation treatments, and when Friday came around we would go home for the weekend. As the weeks went by I noticed that the Epipremnum Arreum was beginning to grow at an alarming rate.

Me:

“Babe, did you see the plant? Look how much it has grown, I cannot believe it!”

Wife:

“I feed it water every weekend.”

Me:

“Well it does look well fed.”

Wife:

“It must be fed well to grow strong and healthy.”

After twelve weeks of mental and physical depletion, we returned home. At the beginning of treatment I weighed a hundred and ninety-five pounds, upon our return, I tipped the scales at a whopping one hundred and seventeen pounds.

Me: (Tears falling)

“Babe, I do not think I am going to make it, I am too small.”

Wife:

“You must be fed to grow strong and healthy, the Lord and I will feed you.”

You must serve only the Lord your God. If you do, I will bless you with food and water, and I will protect you from illness.

Exodus 23:25

I Thank you both……

DAME

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