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A few weeks ago, my best friend Jenny took Anthony and me to a Johnny Swim concert. Anthony took his wheelchair and we ended up being on the floor, with his chair elevated above the crowd. It was the first time Anthony and I went to a concert with his wheelchair. Although it was tiring for him we had such an amazing time! For the most part, I know that Anthony was just enjoying doing something normal couples do; getting dressed, getting cocktails, going out to a concert and listening to beautiful music. During the concert, the band played a song called “Live while we’re young”, and the lyrics reverberated through my heart. Looking at Anthony, I knew it did the same to him. Amanda (one of the singers) sang it with so much hope, passion and conviction and at the end, she kept repeating this line over and over and over and over. Almost yelling it out to Anthony and I. It felt like she was speaking for us. Forcing us to feel hopeful.

“ I don’t know what's coming but its gonna be good, I don’t know what's coming but its gonna be great… its gonna be good, its gonna be good, it's gonna be good oh its gonna be good… so let’s live, let's live, let's live. With every breath in my lungs, every breath in me. To the very last breath within me, let's live let's live…”

I truly felt like I was at church, and this song brought the words out of my heart, for me and my husband. Tears were swelling in my eyes, and I looked over at Anthony and his eyes were also puddled. I reach to hold his hand, and he held his face crying. In the middle of the floor. The only thing I felt was this beautiful pain of how much we want to hope, how much we want to live, to live fully at the same time feeling the enormous gratitude for the life we are already living.

Not only are we celebrating these two years of marriage together, but we are also giving thanks to the people that help us, that lift us up, that cry with us and laugh with us. We are strong because of the strong relationships we have around us. Thank you!

A few weeks ago, my best friend Jenny took Anthony and me to a Johnny Swim concert. Anthony took his wheelchair and we ended up being on the floor, with his chair elevated above the crowd. It was the first time Anthony and I went to a concert with his wheelchair. Although it was tiring for him we had such an amazing time! For the most part, I know that Anthony was just enjoying doing something normal couples do; getting dressed, getting cocktails, going out to a concert and listening to beautiful music. During the concert, the band played a song called “Live while we’re young”, and the lyrics reverberated through my heart. Looking at Anthony, I knew it did the same to him. Amanda (one of the singers) sang it with so much hope, passion and conviction and at the end, she kept repeating this line over and over and over and over. Almost yelling it out to Anthony and I. It felt like she was speaking for us. Forcing us to feel hopeful.

“ I don’t know what's coming but its gonna be good, I don’t know what's coming but its gonna be great… its gonna be good, its gonna be good, it's gonna be good oh its gonna be good… so let’s live, let's live, let's live. With every breath in my lungs, every breath in me. To the very last breath within me, let's live let's live…”

I truly felt like I was at church, and this song brought the words out of my heart, for me and my husband. Tears were swelling in my eyes, and I looked over at Anthony and his eyes were also puddled. I reach to hold his hand, and he held his face crying. In the middle of the floor. The only thing I felt was this beautiful pain of how much we want to hope, how much we want to live, to live fully at the same time feeling the enormous gratitude for the life we are already living.

Not only are we celebrating these two years of marriage together, but we are also giving thanks to the people that help us, that lift us up, that cry with us and laugh with us. We are strong because of the strong relationships we have around us. Thank you!