Archive for May, 2013

In Sickness and In Health

Wednesday, May 1st, 2013

Even if we don’t use these words in vows ~ or haven’t said vows yet, for whatever reason ~ we all know them. We all know what they imply. We all know they are not easy words to say. They are even harder words to mean. But sometimes, the most romantic thing you can do is just be there. In sickness and in health.

Hold a hand. Tell a joke. Sit in silence. Make sure your partner doesn’t have to face something alone. Buy flowers. Arrange to make phone calls or send emails, as necessary. Don’t laugh (too hard, anyway) at the morphine ramblings. Ride the bus there and spring for a cab back. Just be there. It is what romance, what partnership, what love, is about. Beautifully and breathtakingly so.