"You were his greatest blessing, Cousin. He once told me so. He said he'd never seen the bottom of your courage and that he took half of his from you. So I teased him. I said, "She'd need courage, taking up with the like of you,' but he didn't come along with the joke. I don't even think he heard it. He went off on a line of his own. 'Tis the hardest part of life,' he said, 'to be half of something and yet remain whole.' I didn't know the first thing of what he meant and I told him so-- I told him he was turning into last winter's squash, but he said his wife knew what he meant and that was all that needed to. " ~ The Widow's War by Sally Gunning.
Enough said. As the years begin to pass in our marriage, our love only deepens. We have become whole, yet remain half every day. This is particularly poignant in our marriage right now as we have very little time together alone. Travis is working more than full-time in his profession, as well as putting in about thirty hours a week in school. Yet I know that we will walk away from this season in August being a deeper, stronger, more intimate husband and wife. As I walk through this life, God gave me the greatest gift on earth in this man. He is my best friend, my best companion, my best thoughts, my best memories, my faithful provider and my lover. What could be better than to look forward to the imminent future, knowing that with this person we made a new little life that will soon enter our world? I cannot wait for one more adventure to begin with this man.