“Problems cannot be solved at the same level of awareness that created them.” – Albert Einstein

One year ago, today, I wrote this:

My husband and I were in the car together this morning, and at 8:22 am, he turned to me and said “Happy Anniversary.”  One year and three minutes ago, our lives irrevocably changed.

This short exchange sums up almost every reason I love my husband.  He has this way of working small miracles.  He turned one of the greatest tragedies of our lives into a celebration of our ability to endure as a family.  Hardship can tear people apart, or it can knit them together inseparably in bonds of survivorship.   We are more than husband and wife, we are veterans in arms.

 Another year has gone by.

It feels like a lifetime.

Over the last year, our lives have been rocked by a different kind of hardship – one with a more private face.  But every word I wrote one year ago, I still believe.

I still believe that we can learn, love and endure.

I still believe that, in the end, we will celebrate our survivorship together.

I still believe that through the tears and the heartache that we will find the lasting core of love and respect that has sustained us for over nine years.   And we will remain.

I still believe in small miracles.

MTAME, my love.  One year later.

August 29th, 2007 at 10:40 am
5 Responses to “There are worse things…”
  1. 1
    Suz Says:

    Happy Anniversary!!

  2. 2
    jodi Says:

    Oh Robin, you deserve some peace and happiness and some quiet. I hope you find it soon.

  3. 3
    Steph Says:

    Happy anniversary. I keep you in my thoughts and prayers, that you and your family’s continued strength and endurance will persist. Whatever it is you are going through, I have hope for you all.

    Much love.

  4. 4
    Sheila Says:

    I’m sorry for all the bad things, but I’m not sorry that it brought you both into my corner of the world. I’m glad you and he both are able to pick up the mess from Katrina and make lemonade.

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    Tracey Says:

    Honey, you and your big man are meant to be. Whatever you two are going through, you will make it to the other side, stronger and more in synch than ever. As hard as I’ve seen you both fight challengers on the field, it pales in comparison of how hard you will fight for each other. You and he are what this whole marriage thing is about, my girl.