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It’s finally time to start getting bids for our backyard. Soon the patch of weeds, also known as our backyard, will be hardscaped into something spectacular. We have our own ideas of what we want. The question is, how much can we do with our budget?

A husband and wife team came over to check out our yard and give us a quote. What I really love about them is their shiny eyes. It was obvious they were excited about all the possibilities. I could see the wheels in their minds turning. Little did I know that as I was observing them, they were observing us, particularly me.

Wife: How long have you two been married?
Me: Sixteen years.
Wife: I have been watching you look at him (Heath) when he talks. I can see in your eyes that you have a lot of love and respect for him. It’s neat to see how much you love each other.

That made my day! Heath is my everything. What a compliment. Recently he told me that he was glad I was there as he goes through a challenging experience. I hate watching him have to but there’s nothing I can do about it. We just keep looking in each other’s eyes. And we keep the fridge stocked with Diet Coke. True love.

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