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We may not have it all together, but together we have it all!

September 5, 2023 Happy 20th Wedding Anniversary to us!

First off thank you to everyone that has been a part of our lives from the start. Too many to name off, would be afraid this brain would forget someone.(I hope all of you know how much we appreciate you along the way) All the various states we have lived, the different jobs, epilepsy and more diagnosis, both of us having various surgeries, the fun travels by ourselves and as a family along with our young men and their own continuous ventures. I may not remember all of them correctly, but one thing is Brent I LOVE you more each day. After all, you did say at times its like 50 first dates:)

Make sure to go check out Twitter for some other pics too! Below is from Vegas for my Birthday this year, back in April.

True Love Never Fails

I know the heading sounds like a cliche, but it honestly is true for a couple that is thrown a diagnosis after marriage and children. After all we all date, know what we want in that special someone, find them and have the perfect life we have envisioned to grow and BOOM....a lifelong diagnosis is told to you after you even have started to have a family together. I could go on and on of all we have been through over these years, but the point is all of you living with a life long chronic illness to never give up on yourself and especially each other. (Go back and read previous blog entries to learn more about our story)

Many of times Brent has had to sleep in a reclining chair while I am hospitalized, and or taking care of the boys if I am gone to Mayo appointments. Thank you mom and dad for the help when needed. Another example is letting me rest after or during the boys events over the years. Always remember take advantage of the good days, laugh/tease with each other, not to worry so much about others, and try to listen to your body so not as bad. I am still working on the last two. Now I am not saying we don't have disagreements, after all I don't think that is possible in any relationship you have. I just pray that we show our young men daily how to treat the people they love.

A few pics as examples:)

Our anniversary day is a perfect example, why this blog is late

I had a rough Labor Day weekend and so my body was still in recovery mode with smaller seizures. Brent came home early as I wasn't making sense responding to his texts, and I mentioned I found myself wandering the house. Surprised me with a purple orchid plant in a porcilein pot (20th) along with dark chocolate to make feel better. We didn't go out as planned, so you go with the flow and we enjoyed a perfectly set up table for an anniversary dinner enjoying each other for the night. (see twitter for pic)

YES epilepsy warriors and loved ones, you will never truly understand what the other is going through. Just try to never take a moment for granted.

We Truly Believe This

The couples that are meant to be, are the ones that go through everything that is meant to tear them apart,

and come out even stronger!

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diana
06 set 2023
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You have a beautiful love story. Overcoming life’s obstacles makes your connection stronger. Happy Anniversary!!💜

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Marissa DeVaul Parmer
Marissa DeVaul Parmer
07 set 2023
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Thank you. I can’t believe it’s 20years. I am beyond blessed to have a very supportive husband and a great example for our sons. It continues to be a never ending journey 💜❤️

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