Valentine’s Day is upon us and I have had 44 years to celebrate this day with him. I’m thankful for John Anthony Marin, the love of my life, my husband, lover, father of my children, confidant, touchstone and the kindest, most honest man I’ve ever known.
In 1979, I decided to marry John, even with his unknown gene status, because I couldn’t fathom life without him. I embraced the uncertainty which enriched my life and fortified my marriage.
Each year, Valentine’s Day validated the love John and I shared. I secretly rejoiced in enjoying another year with John with no Huntington’s disease symptoms. Read about our love story: https://theresecrutchermarin.com/my-story/
This day also reminded me to stay vigilant, living mindfully, not sweating the small stuff, never taking John for granted and the wonderful life we had together.
I have never regretted marrying John, even with the heartache we have experienced with the loss of his three (3) sisters to Huntington’s disease. We are blessed that John tested negative in 2016 for the Huntington’s disease mutated gene.
Take a look of the history of Valentine’s Day and enjoy the day with the one you love. https://www.history.com/topics/valentines-day/history-of-valentines-day-2