How to Be a Loving Husband Without Saying a Word

Intentions matter more than words

Kevin Swan
Publishous

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My wife and I haven’t spoken in over four years. It’s not an estranged relationship or a romantic thriller on Netflix. We just don’t talk. Ever. Well, she tends to talk, but I just can’t do it. You may be thinking I’m the strong, silent type. But that’s not the case — I’ve had a terminal disease for nine years, but that doesn’t mean that I get a free pass to be a lousy partner!

While it’s true that I don’t lift a finger around the house, it’s not because I’m feeling sorry for myself. I can’t lift a finger or any other muscle for that matter. The before mentioned terminal is ALS and it’s a huge pain in the ass. In addition to being completely paralyzed, I’m unable to talk, eat, drink, or breathe on my own. It’s a real shit sandwich.

My wife actually fell in love with me and even gave me my greatest accomplishment, our daughter, despite my obvious physical limitations. Can you imagine? I personally cannot. We met online and despite having pictures of me clearly in a wheelchair, she didn’t seem to care. It still makes me shake my head (figuratively of course) with complete disbelief.

But enough about her!

I always wanted to be a husband and a father. That might sound contradictory considering that I wasn’t…

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Kevin Swan
Publishous

Razor sharp wit with a beautiful wife, a cute kid, and ALS. Founded A Life Story Foundation. I type with my EYES!