To Me, This is What Love is About....

Saturday, January 22

So Thursday I happened to catch Oprah.  Did you watch it?  If you didn't let me give you a brief recap, so that the video below has some context. 

On this day Oprah was highlighting her trip to Australia and had a couple going through a serious illness as her special guests.  The husband, Kristian, was diagnosed with Liver and Bowel cancer and has been undergoing treatments.  His doctors advised him to quit his job to focus on treatments, so his wife, Rachel, returned to her job as a high school teacher. 

Oprah's commentary chronicled how hard this has been on all of them.  Her working, taking care of their family, and her husband who is extremely ill and how taxing it has been emotionally from all of the stress, worry, and daily living.  She actually broke down and cried because she is "it" for their family and sometimes the pressures of it all, with the possibility of losing the man she loves to cancer, becomes too much.  My heart went out to her, and then......Oprah played this video that her husband made for her for her try and tell her what she means to him and how much he loves her.

I will tell you right now, every time I've viewed this video it has made me cry. Not only because of the sentiments but because you know he is so very ill and how hard this must be for all of them. Seriously, have some tissues handy. But to me, this is what love is all about...

Did you cry too, or am I just PMS'ing in a big way? It gets me every time he holds up the card and asks her not to give up on him, then says life just doesn't work without her....and then *sob* when he holds up the card and says he needs her like he needs a cure for cancer.....goner.

And Hugh Jackman, in one word, YUMMY!  Have a great weekend!

p.s. just so you know he did make the video himself.  He worked as a TV editor or something like that before he had to stop working so had the know how and the connections to make it.

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Scorpio M. January 22, 2011 at 2:21 PM  

I caught that Oprah episode and I agree. True love at its finest.

Ing January 22, 2011 at 3:08 PM  

Holy crap that was beautiful! Wow that was so romantic. I'm sitting here bawling my eyes out.

The song, the words, the man and the kids at the end just wow! Thanks for sharing. Beautiful.

Julia January 22, 2011 at 11:07 PM  

I cried so hard when I saw that the first time! Such a touching story!

Bella January 23, 2011 at 5:41 AM  

I missed all this week's Oprahs but am so glad u posted this! How beautiful! I cried even though I reeeeaally didn't think I's just wow.

Anonymous,  January 23, 2011 at 5:58 PM  

OMG, how heart breaking to see someone so young, with such young children, having to deal with this. (Sadly, I know it happens every day.) How many men would even think to do something like this for their wives? His wife is lucky to have him, for however short or long a time she does.

Why does it seem to be the good ones who so often get struck down. They can' find a cure for cancers soon enough. So many families have been effected the same way.

And, no, PMSing isn't the reason for the tears. I had to watch it twice to be able to read it all through my tears.

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