“In sickness and in health.” We all say it, as part of our marriage vows, but do any of us really think about what it means? What that promise might hold in store for us?
We might have some vague distant notion that, if our spouse got sick, we would jump to the rescue like some cape crusading superhero, with heart shaped care kit in hand, and make the world right again. But what would we do? How would we cope?
For most of us, the reality is just nursing a loved one through the flu. But what happens when its cancer, or some other chronic disease. A magic Band-Aid just won’t cut it.