|Our Wedding Day - March 1998|
Today is Valentine’s Day so I thought it would be a good time to pay tribute to the C0-Founder of Healing Fibers, my husband, Josh. The only way I could possibly have followed my dream to create Healing Fibers and to reach all the people we have helped thus far, and all the people we hope to reach in the future is because of Josh. This is a special day where we are to celebrate those we love so I wanted to share with everyone just how special Josh is and the reason Healing Fibers exists today.
When I look at the world today, it concerns me a little when I see so many of these newly married young people that think once the bright light of first love is over, that love is somehow dissipating…what they fail to understand is that is when true love really starts.
I never dreamed I would ever be quoting Bruce Lee, but I do love what he said about true mature love…. ”Love is like a friendship caught on fire. In the beginning, a flame, very pretty, often hot and fierce, but still only light and flickering. As love grows older, our hearts mature and our love becomes as coals, deep-burning and unquenchable.
|Our Reception - March 1998|
|Cutting the Cake - March 1998|
I have been blessed to be in a marriage that has come through the test of time and survived. Yes, we had those years of fire but then, with children, with responsibilities, with life, something began to change. It was not that the fire was lost, it was just that it became something far deeper, far more lasting, a love that is capable of withstanding the hardships that come with life. Our love became like the burning embers, hotter than the flame, and more mature. There are good times, and there are bad times, that is just the way it is, but what we have been blessed with is the kind of foundation you build a life on, you raise children, and you look forward to growing old together. You don’t start here, you wouldn’t want to, it is a growing together until you know the other person better than yourself and learn to value them above all else.
|Easter - April 2000|
|Us in 2000|
Even after all these years, Josh and I never run out of conversation. We still talk for hours, never failing to have topics to discuss. I still love lying in bed in the early mornings, waiting for my muscles to loosen up enough I can get up, and listening to Josh talk on the phone. His voice calms me, it always has. It was his voice I heard as I began to waken out of my surgery, and when I did, I knew everything was going to be alright. I still marvel and appreciate his intellect, his extensive knowledge and his willingness to share his hard-earned knowledge. I still love the way he wrinkles his forehead when he is concerned about me or his very sarcastic wit. I still value all those things I loved about him when we married, but through the years, our love has grown and I have learned to value countless other attributes that could only be truly appreciated when you learn to lean on each other through life. My knees still go weak when I look at him and he truly is the most handsome man in the world.
|On the Couch - 2004|
|Together - 2010|
|At Home - 2009|
|Deep in the midst of fighting Cancer - 2009|
I love and appreciate how he supports my interests. Josh brought me back to knitting as a therapy when I was fighting cancer and the neurological disease that I still struggle with to this day. From that act, Healing Fibers was born, and he became a co-founder with me so we could take Fiber to others who can truly benefit. Josh goes to all the fiber conventions with me and takes the time to talk with everyone. It takes hours for us to get through a convention... Josh loves the people. I appreciate that he is a compassionate man, and I am so fortunate to be his wife. It is because our love has deepened through the years that we have been able to withstand the onslaught of life. We have faced financial issues, we have faced death, we have faced despair, but in the end, we have each other. Our love is mature and we are able to tackle all the problems in life and somehow, not only come through them, but thrive.
|Christmas 2013 in Jersey City with Mama's handmade Stocking|
|Family Pictures - 2012|
|Washington DC - 2013|
Today I celebrate the man who has always been, and will always be, my soulmate. He is the love of my life, and I am grateful. The fire of our love has survived the test of time. We have gotten older and we have grown and evolved into different people as the years have past but it has left us more in love than the day we walked down the aisle.
I love you, Josh, and I am so proud of you. I appreciate everything you for me and our children! I will always love you....
|A night at the Pub in CT - 2015|
|Thanksgiving in Ohio - 2013|
|Rocky Mountain National Park - 2015|
Happy Valentines Day to my Husband, my Co-Founder, my Business Partner, my Best Friend, the Love of my Life, my Soulmate, and the Light of my Life!
Love, Your Wife,
My Favorite Picture of Us!