The start of our relationship five a half years ago was all exciting and filled with never ending rainbows and everything in between, but after only eight months into our relationship came the fateful news of my first breast cancer diagnose in 2013. It literally felt like a ton of bricks that came crashing down on our glass house.
We didn’t even know how to share the news at first. And while we knew it was certainly going to be a journey full of ups and down, we ultimately just wanted to live our lives not always having to think about what was happening, seeing as it had already begun to consume much of our time and energy. Luckily, we were blessed with an incredible support system, since both our families and friends swooped in and filled us with so much light and love. It still brings me to tears to think of how much support we’ve had throughout the years, even from all the new friends we’ve made along the way.
Sure, it’s been a journey that many couples experience in their later years, but it has made it feel like we’ve known each other a lifetime. The silver lining to this experience is that I know without a doubt I have found my soul mate, and with that I’m excited to announce that we’re engaged! 😀
So, for those of you feeling like your new norm will never amount to your happily ever after… be patient and focus on your healing, both inside and out. The rest will all fall into place in time and your never-ending rainbows will return. 😉 ❤
Elizabeth 🙂 ❤