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Sometimes, I make his suffering worse.

by DynamicDbytheC on December 19, 2012   |  FacebooktwitterTumblr

After 12 days of James being in the hospital, while holding down a job, trying to do something for the Holidays, I was plain old grumpy. When James is suffering and I mean suffering, any time I am not supportive and loving hits James hard. I think, "this could be our last week together and I cheated him or us out of something good." I suffer when I fail him. Yet I try to accept that I am human. But there are a couple of moments that I will think of in the future where I failed him.


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