A Love Story

Love Letters

HDSA 2019 Convention

John and I have sold our home in Auburn, CA, that we’ve lived in for 31 years, to start a new chapter of our lives.  We decided to move closer to our children, we want to move before we can’t move, as we will be first time grandparents in February 2021.  

Purging, as I call it, is daunting after living that long in one home.  So, as I combed through each closet, drawer and way back in a cabinet I found LOVE LETTERS John wrote to me after I walked away from the relationship during our last year in college.  The letters were endearing and brought tears to my eyes as John expressed his love for me.  I’d left because of the discovery that his mother had had Huntington’s disease (HD) and John had a 50/50 chance of inheriting the mutated huntingtin gene that causes the disease.   What is HD?       

Our love has endured, despite the anxiety of living at-risk for HD, difficult choices and the overwhelming grief we experienced at the loss of my three sisters-in-law from HD complications. Article on For Better or For Worse-Tragedies-in-Relationships 

Article on If You Love You Will Grieve

On September 27th, John and I celebrated our 40th wedding anniversary.  We count our blessings every day, embracing our love and respect for each other. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We Can Never Lose HOPE…..

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