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I am disabled and because of the disability no longer drive or work at a job. Luckily my wife is still able to work as a teacher. For years I have slowly each day done as much house work as I could, m
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posted at 9/15/2009 8:31 AM EDT
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I am disabled and because of the disability no longer drive or work at a job. Luckily my wife is still able to work as a teacher. For years I have slowly each day done as much house work as I could, make the bed, do the laundry, wash the dishes, and if my wife left a note, cook what she wanted for supper. This was a very hard shift for me to make, changing family jobs. Instead of going off to work I stay home. I love it when she is off because she is a much better cook than I and can make a meal out of whatever is in the fridge. Me I need a menu, lots of instructions. Now we actually cook together more often than not. She tells me what she needs, I chop and cut a lot faster than she does, and she puts together a menu faster. She also has to get out any utensils above or below waist to chest level; I don’t have the best balance any more. Now I really like it, not the disability but the working together in the kitchen. My wife gets a chance to unwind and talk about her day and I have a chance to spend time with her doing something we both still love.

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posted at 9/15/2009 9:00 AM EDT
Posts: 4
First: 4/23/2009
Last: 12/17/2009
I'm unable to do much on my own anymore myself, but one of my favor things to do is coming up with our dinner after Kris gets off work. He was never much of a cook unless it was fast and in a package. But lately He's doing most of the cooking since I broke my foot & the healing isn't working well. Since we bought our home a few months ago, we have been doing most everything together. Something most younger groups may not understand. Still working on the baking part of eating...neither of us are much good at that but coming up with meals to eat...well it all looks like a winter of new meals for us both to try.

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posted at 9/15/2009 11:48 AM EDT
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First: 8/7/2008
Last: 11/2/2009
1 LOVE THIS STORY

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posted at 9/15/2009 2:31 PM EDT
Posts: 11
First: 2/19/2009
Last: 2/12/2011
Sounds like great team work. We hve been married 46 years and my husband has always helped me in the kitchen. We do just about everything together.

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posted at 9/15/2009 4:34 PM EDT
Posts: 22
First: 8/3/2009
Last: 9/20/2009
Lovely story of true togetherness!! Thanks for sharing!

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posted at 9/15/2009 5:34 PM EDT
Posts: 432
First: 9/19/2008
Last: 9/20/2010
The most important thing in a marriage besides Love and Trust is Communication and Understanding. Sounds like you have it all

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posted at 9/15/2009 6:12 PM EDT
Posts: 395
First: 7/9/2009
Last: 8/15/2010
Thanks for sharing a wonderful story. My husband has had alzheimers for at least 9 years now. We are not sure just when it started but over time and with the doctors help we finally found out what was wrong. i also am in a wheel chair, on the days he knows who I am we work together to do what ever we can to help one another. If the love is there any obstacle can be overcome. It is the commitment to the love you share, the trust and devotion to one another, not the outward beauty or the intimacies of youth that keep you together, it is trust, real love (not lust) and devotion, commitment and a desire to make everything work out no matter what happens. Be thankful for you spouse, your loved ones because they could slip away before you even know it is happening. I had a birthday on the 13 of this month. My twin brother "Bubba" comes in every morning to have coffee with us, if we are not awake he just comes on in and starts the pot of coffee and waits for us to get up. I smelled the coffee but did not want to get up right away. The next thing I knew here comes my husband with a cup of coffee for me and told me happy birthday. I wanted to cry, thinking he remembered and he brought me a cup of coffee too. He forgot the cream but I drank that cup of coffee black and enjoyed it because he was having a good day and knew who I was and that I was blessed to live another year. God Bless all and have a good day, Donna G.

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posted at 9/15/2009 11:21 PM EDT
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First: 8/7/2008
Last: 10/4/2010
You have overcome your disablity by using other talents. Don't ever shortchange yourself and keep trying to be the best you can be.

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posted at 9/16/2009 2:06 AM EDT
Posts: 23
First: 8/11/2008
Last: 11/5/2009
You and your spouse are lucky to have each other, as I am to have my spouse.

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posted at 9/16/2009 2:11 AM EDT
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First: 8/11/2008
Last: 11/5/2009
You and your spouse are lucky to have each other, as I am to have my spouse. We have been married for 27 years and he has always helped with the cooking, cleaning and anything else that needed done areound the house. And he has always done this without complaint. Sounds like we all are so blessed. I also believe the upbringing as children has helped to make us who we all are. God Bless all.

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posted at 9/16/2009 4:26 AM EDT
Posts: 9
First: 8/15/2009
Last: 1/20/2010
How wonderful you can spend this time together. I think cooking together will bring you closer.

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posted at 9/17/2009 4:30 PM EDT
Posts: 170
First: 10/21/2008
Last: 3/3/2011
Creating things with the special person in your life is priceless time.Good for you!

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