Unspoken Conversations are the topics that are often swept under the carpet, whispered amongst the closest of friends and bitched about by many. I want to create awareness about difficult things that people face in life; grief, mental health, money, illnesses, family troubles, relationship difficulties and putting yourself first. I want to tell the truth about things that really matter.

Monday, 22 October 2012

In Sickness and Health

Have you ever thought about the words that make up the traditional wedding vows? I mean, as with everything, it's easy to get caught up in the tradition, gorgeous white dress and craziness that comes with a wedding and to lose the meaning of what it's allllll about.


I've got money on the fact that I'll have a massive lump in my throat and some sneaky tears that will slide down my cheek as I promise to mick that I will love him in both sickness and health for the rest of my life.

Yup, sickness and health.

I guess I have a greater understanding and appreciation of this line after last year.

It's so easy to continue to fall in love with someone when they are bright, bubbly and giving off positive energy.  It's a whole other ball game to stay by their side when their road takes the dirt track and things become a whole lot bumpier.

I have so much more respect and love for mick after he stood by my side while I suffered from depression last year. It would've been a whole lot easier for him to pack his bags...but instead, he nursed me back to health, and asked me to marry him.

I know we're not alone. I know there's so many amazing people out there who sacrifice their dreams, and at times happiness, to concentrate on their partners health and to fulfil their promise of loving their partner in sickness and health.

Those people deserve medallions.


So yup, I'll be saying those words with tears stinging my cheeks, but I'll mean every single one of them.

If you are out there supporting someone during a hard time, hang in there, they truly appreciate it, even if they can't say or show it.

Look after yourself and those around you,

Kirsty xxx


1 comment:

Anonymous said...

i just stumbled across your blog and i loved this post. i've recently been struggling because i feel like i might have the bipolar disorder (that runs in my family). my husband is totally aware of my fears and we have long tearful discussions about it. the other night he simply told me that no matter how crazy i feel or how crazy life gets i can always count on him to love me. and that means the world to me. i know he didnt expect any of this to happen and isn't at all prepared for what might be ahead but he is my rock and i'm so grateful for that. thank you for sharing this. it really does mean a lot.