We were so happy and blissfully unaware back then!
Ten years ago today, we were married in our local Ward Office in Tokyo, Japan. This photo was taken just moments after we became husband and wife. Today is our 10 year wedding anniversary.
I wish I could say it’s been an awesome 10 years (and there have certainly been some incredible experiences and moments) but, truth be told, it’s been the most difficult 10 years of my life. It has, however, resulted in the 4 best things in my life. I love my husband and I wish things could have been different, but the reality is that Duchenne has f*cked up so much. I hate to say it, but I admit to getting upset when I hear of others complaining about how hard their lives are. And yet, the sad thing is that I have so many friends who are doing it even tougher than we are, so it puts things into perspective. I realise I should be happy that we are still together – we have a roof over our heads, warm clothes, food on our table, good friends, our own transport, and access to good education and medical services. I forget all that I am thankful for when things get tough, and I often need to be reminded of just that.
I hope the next 10 years, which will no doubt be even more difficult than the past 10, will see us still together and facing each day as it comes, hand in hand. Because, even though I may not act it or say it, I love my husband very much and I couldn’t do any of this without him. He makes me laugh, he encourages my dreams, he believes in me. He and the kids are my family. No one else matters in this grand scheme of life.