She is, therefore I am
I'm an honest man, so I'm writing this prematurely. I didn't finish the exercise, but it asked to focus on the person who brings you the most joy.
I hope my "testimonies" aren't taking on a pattern of hardships. Yes I speak about negative or seemingly bad things that have happened, but please understand...this is the joy, wonder and enlightenment that ensued.
My wife of 30 years, and my partner of 40. We met 17 (me) & 15 (her) and she has been my center since. She's walked beside me when I was upright. Allowed me to lean on her when I was weary. She's even carried me when I couldn't go on. Where she was diagnosed with breast cancer 10 years ago. I was putting up a good front, but her strength, determination and love for life carried me through.
She's given me 4 amazing daughters who have given me 6 wonderful grandchildren, and four new sons all of which I love as if they were my own. So, though I didn't finish (because my wife was distracting me ) I heard enough say this.