Sunday, February 10, 2013

In Sickness & Health, For Richer or Poorer

The above song is the groom's song played as Billy and his guys walked in to Kristi and Billy's wedding.  Billy didn't know how important and how real that song really would be for him.
I take you Kristina Dawn Nay to be my lawfully wedded wife, to have and to hold from this day forward, for better, for worse, in sickness and in health, for richer or poorer.......till death do us part.  Oh that is easy to say on your wedding day.  You think if that happens you will at least be 80 and then you'll do it...and it won't be hard.  Well, backspace about 44 years to 36 years old and facing for better or worse, in sickness and health...this is our son in law today.  And add to that.......he's a guy that doesn't like doctoring things or dentist things much anyway.   Well, let me say.......he has risen to the occasion!  We are very proud of him and his care of Kristina for these past two plus years of illness and scans and tests and doctors.  It's a road that no one understands when they head down it.  They just step out one foot at a time and hope they don't tumble off a cliff in the darkness of the uncertainty of this journey. 
I quote the first Dr she had that discovered this back in November 2010.  " I am sorry, but this is going to be a long, hard road."  What does that mean, where is this road going to take us, what are we going to go through?  What about our jobs, our children, our finances?  What about our future? Is this painful.........yes!)  But through it all you can endure and lot of people help you.  Thank you Billy for loving her through every step, just like you promised back in '97 in that pretty wedding in the church on the hill on a sunny day in Colorado! You said "I will be here"....and you have been by her side through every step. 

Love, George & Patsy


  1. You captured this so perfectly! Billy has been a strong living, breathing example of truly living out the vows promised to Kristi. Their love story is such a testament to God's unfailing love and promises. And you can see it is his eyes, he isn't just "sticking around" because it is what he is "supposed to do." No, he still very much loves and cares deeply for his bride...I'm sure more than he ever imagined possible.

  2. Great Post Mom! You said it well and you impressed me with your techno savvy too ;)

  3. Oh my goodness!!! That is the most appropriate song I have ever heard!! I couldn't help but cry.. Blessings to you dear Kristi and Billy!!

  4. Love that you posted this!! Their love has indeed endured the greatest of tests. What an amazing couple.