10 Years


It’s a 10 year anniversary today and most of us didn’t remember.  She would have remembered.  She who carried him as a baby, birthed him, trained him, cared for him, loved him like crazy.  She would have remembered.

Even the wife didn’t remember, but we will give her grace, because she wasn’t a part of his life then.

It was one of those moments in life that become a “before event” and “after event”.  I know him only in the after.

Today is a day of celebration.  Duane has been granted another ten years of life when statistics said otherwise.  Today, I value life like crazy.

Grateful to God who writes our stories in ways that seem unimaginable.  He’s not bound by statistics.

Grateful for the five years of the ten that I’ve had with Duane.  And so grateful for the family and doctors and nurses who fought for him during that “event”.



  1. Martha  •  Aug 4, 2012 @9:24 pm

    and we are so thankful too for the years we have had with him. What a gift to celebrate…LIFE! Celebrating with you!

  2. Yvonne  •  Aug 30, 2012 @8:21 pm

    I am celebrating with you! Praying God will see fit to grant you many more wonderful years together!
    P.S. I haven’t read your blog for awhile. Thus the belated comments.

  3. Lucy  •  Aug 31, 2012 @12:09 am

    Thanks, Yvonne.

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