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Dec. 30, 2007 at 10:19pm

Married at Last

My Wedding Recap

My world has turned upside down and sideways over the past month.  Various unexpected curve balls have been thrown my way, and I finally cracked one over the fence.  My lovely bride was diagnosed with cancer a month ago and we married yesterday, exactly one month after the diagnosis.  I am happy to be married, and a lucky man to have such a wonderful wife, amazing friends and a loving family.

Cancer, or any other disease, can sneak into your life and change everything in an instant.  I would like to take this time to wish everyone a happy New Year and to remind everyone to live life to the fullest, every day of your life.  I know this sounds like a tired cliché to some of you; YOU are exactly the people I'm addressing.  Believe me, most people would not believe that I am the one penning this entry.

So many things can and will go wrong for you or your loved ones in this life.  Appreciate the heck out of the uneventful times, for you will someday look back on them through a much different lens.  On a similar note, resolve to make a conscious effort to appreciate the people in your life that you may take for granted.  You may feel like some of your friends and family will always be healthy and happy like they always have been, but you never know what might be lurking just around the corner.

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by tacomachickadee on 12/30/2007 @ 11:50pm
My congratulations and love and good wishes to you both ... and esp. congrats on getting married; it only gets better after the "i do's" ... at least when it's good. And my love and good wishes to your next year as you learn life after the "i do"s as well as with the crazy cancer diagnoses.

I wish you both years and decades and a century more ... and if for some reason that's not in the cards, appreciate every day. Love, forgive, give ... it makes life worth living.

by KevinFreitas on 12/31/2007 @ 7:07am
Congrats to you AP! Being married is a great journey. Happy New Year to you too. We'll be thinking of you both -- please keep up up-to-date.

No problem about the clichéd advice either -- I'd use the word-and-a-half "heart-felt" to describe it. Cheers!

by AP on 12/31/2007 @ 10:52am
A whole century?? I'll take it! Thank you both for the kind words. I'll try to refrain from dropping clichés for awhile. In my weakened state, I can't make any promises, however.

by brennessel on 12/31/2007 @ 5:41pm
Congratulations to both of you from the bottom of my heart.
I think a love like yours comes along once in a life time, you are very lucky to have found each other.
I for one am going to take your advice to heart, thank you for sharing.

by Heather on 4/29/2008 @ 10:02am
Oh, AP. I read this post after reading the post about losing your wife. I am a puddle. My heart goes out to you. I can't imagine your grief or in what stage of the grieving process you find yourself now, a mere month after your loss. I hope that you have good friends and/or close family to help you through.

by AP on 4/29/2008 @ 10:55am
Luckily, I've had a lot of support. Unbearable moments come and go, but for the most part I am stable. Thank you for the note - my virtual support network helps immensely!