Friday, March 22, 2013

What Love Looks Like

Someone I work with,
a teacher,
one that I adore,
has gone through more
in the last few months
than most must endure
in a lifetime.
 
Diagnosed
and treated twice
for bronchitis.
 
Still coughing
from the toes up,
diagnosed
and treated for
fluid around
her heart.
 
Which lead to the diagnosis
and treatment
of a brain tumor.
 
Yes,
all in the matter of 6 months,
the last two illnesses
within
two weeks of each other.
 
Monday,
she returned to school
after a lengthy absence.
But she wasn't alone.
 
Her husband came with her.
And watched over her.
Assisted her as needed.
Or sitting quietly in a corner.
Doing or not doing
whatever she needed.
 
This is what love looks like.
How privileged
I was to see it.
 


28 comments:

Marissa said...

I'm so sorry to hear this about your friend, Jill.

My thoughts and prayers go out for her and her dear husband and family.

TexWisGirl said...

wonderful! thank you for sharing that caring. bless her.

Susan said...

That is wonderful. I want that!

Paula said...

Doesn't it do your heart good to know there are still marriages like that? My best to your friend and her hubby.

Beth said...

That is true love at its finest. My thoughts and prayers for your friend.

Lynne said...

beautiful witness of loving jill . . . thank you for sharing . . .

Buttons said...

Oh this breaks my heart and fills my heart at the same time. B

EM Illustrator said...

Am so sorry to hear about your friend, Jill. What a wonderful thing of her Husband to do.

Maple Lane said...

So happy she has wonderful support and love from both her husband and you.

Scrappy Pink Corner said...

SHe seems like a very strong woman, not ready to throw in the towel. That is admirable. And her husband, what love for her he has. That is what true love really is about. TFS. Ana

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

I hope things get easier for her from here!

Debbie said...

although this is a very sad story, i take from it only....the love they share.

that's what i focus on, it's what i will remember!!

Bonnie said...

A beautiful story and testament to love you have shared. I hope she is healing. Bonnie

Dianna said...

I noticed "treatment" for the brain tumor; hoping that means that it's curable!

And I can fully understand her husband doing that; mine would do the same for me. It's wonderful to be loved that much by someone....

Karen said...

I know that spoke volumes to the students, too!

Michaele said...

Oh no! I hope she will be okay. Thanks for sharing.

Paula said...

May I have her first name so that I may pray for her please?

Bee Lady said...

What a beautiful story. Thank you for sharing it.

Cindy Bee

At Home in English Valley said...

Dear Jill, God bless your friend...she is blessed with a husband who took his vows seriously, through better or worst, through sickness and through health...I will remember them both in my prayers. Love, Penny

Ellie said...

I'm so sorry your friend has gone through all of her trials. I hope you through the worst of it and begins to feel lots better.
Such a lovely story though - true love indeed :))

Optimistic Existentialist said...

Thoughts and prayers going out to your friend.

That's true love isn't it? :)

Donna said...

Awww...What a sweet husband!
Hope she gets well soon!
hughugs

Madi and Mom said...

What a loving tribute to your friend and her devoted and loving spouse.
Hugs madi and Mom

Rosemary said...

Love makes everything worth the while, thanks for sharing this. It's good to be reminded.

Saun said...

That is true love :)

EG CameraGirl said...

Some husbands are truly amazing!

Jeanne said...

Every once in awhile some guy thinks of something better to do than go to Jereds. Nice story.

Nancy Claeys said...

So sorry about your friend's diagnosis, but hoping they found it in time. xo