Who said a terminal condition ends romance, not this guy!
Allow me to set the scene.
Wife has finished her morning beauty routine, as she prepares to run errands. I am breathless; at her beauty? Well of course, but also because I just transferred to the toilet.
What did you expect? This is ALS we’re talking about!
Where was I?
Oh yeah, breathless!
Our eyes lock, without speaking a word we say “I Love You”.
I say “see you later”, she replies with reminders to not forget a few things she needs me to do. Translation in my mind… I’ve still got it, she needs me.
The romance is still there!
You see, what I haven’t shared is that while this exchange took place I had…not made it to the toilet in time. My caregiver was in the process of wiping my bum, as a result of my not making the throne in time.
You see, even in the midst of a crappy situation, we focus on what’s truly important, our love for each other, and keeping a good stock of baby wipes.
Have a romance filled day.