He was weak. But his footing became more sure when his wife took his hand, twisting her fingers with his.
This, after 38 years of marriage. After kids, houses, jobs and retirement, grandkids. After twenty years with his multiple sclerosis; her surprise double-bypass.
After a recent, incurable cancer diagnosis for him.
As I dropped them off for his treatment, when they entered the building before me, they locked hands.
In one second, I saw what marriage is.
Happy Anniversary, Mom and Dad. I love you so much.`
And Happy Birthday, too, Mom. You're an inspiration.