My husband and I met 10 years ago at work. The funny part is, when I was in the lobby waiting for my interview, he passed by. Long after we were together. I found out he had told a co-worker he thought I looked stuck up the first time that he saw me. We still joke about that to this day, as that couldn’t be farther from the truth. After a few months of our working together, we started talking on the phone at night, hanging out outside of the office and before we knew it…we were a couple (I guess I wasn’t stuck up after all!).
I love many things about my husband. I love his sense of humor. I love his compassion. I love how he can make me smile after having a bad day. The list goes on and on. Out of all the attributes I love about him, the thing I love most is that he loves and accepts me 100%, disability and all. He accepts me so much that I often times have to remind him that I do have physical limitations. His answer? “Oops, I forgot.”
There have been many times when he and I were out together and he would head towards a curb with no ramp or an escalator instead of an elevator, or he tries to squeeze through a tight crowd of people. Or at home when he asks for an extra hand with raking leaves into a bag, or reaching an item from the back of the refrigerator. I physically cannot do any of these things. However, in his mind, I have no limitation, and that is where the “Oops, I forgot” comes in to play.
It is this kind of fully accepting love that reminds me each and every day how blessed I am to have him in my life as a husband, a friend and a soul mate. Whether you have a disability or not, isn’t that what we all are looking for? Unconditional love, and to hear your loved one say, “Oops, I forgot.”
–By Jamie from I Look Good Today