Friday, June 24, 2016

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wedding, Anne Butera, Matthias Minnig

15 years ago today Matthias and I got married. I am grateful every day to have him in my life. To share our joys and challenges. He's my best friend, my partner in crime. Relationships are hard, but I'm glad we've stuck it out, stubborn as we both are.

Today Matthias is undergoing surgery. He's in the best possible hands and this will be the last (we hope) treatment to cure him of cancer.

I think the date is propitious.

It will be quiet in this space for a bit, but I'll be back with my latest Artist Interview next Friday.

Until then, wishing you joy. Please remember to take time today (and everyday) to be grateful for life's magic, beauty and joy and to love the ones you're with.

18 comments:

  1. A beautiful magical and happy photo above! Happy Anniversary Anne and Matthias and many more to come! Sending love and best wishes to you both.

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    1. Thanks so much, Simone. I really appreciate it. Everything went well and he's home recovering now.

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  2. Dear Anne, sending loving thoughts, prayers and hugs. May Matthias' surgery be very successful and bring and end to his disease, and may you find peace and support from family and friends in the days to come. Much love ~ xo

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    1. Thank you so much, Judy. The surgery was successful and now he's onto the long road of recovery. I really appreciate your thoughts, prayers and hugs.

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  3. Batman, Wilma and I send our very best love and hope from Vermont. xo

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    1. Thank you Karen, Batman and sweet Wilma (I'm completely smitten, btw). Your thoughts mean so much to me.

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  4. Lifting his name in prayer for complete healing. Blessings to all. Tammy

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    1. Tammy, thank you so much. I so appreciate your prayers and healing thoughts. The surgery went well and now he's back home recovering.

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  5. Hello Anne,
    Sending you love and prayers.
    Keep us posted.
    Love, Carla

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    1. Thank you so much, Carla. I really appreciate your love and prayers. Matthias is home now, resting and recovering. The surgery went very well.

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  6. Anne, I send you and Matthias a really big hug. Really glad to hear that the surgery went well and he is back home. I know how you feel, be strong and always look at the positive side. I am sure he will be soon walking with you in your lovely woods.

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    1. Thank you, Laura. Your kind words and thoughts mean so much to me.

      Sending you a big hug back!

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  7. I'm so glad his surgery went well! Heaps of love to you both for healing and relaxing times ahead.

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    1. Thank you, Sharon. It's slow going, but it's good to be moving forward!

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  8. Anne I've been so behind on my reading that I'm only catching up now to your posts so this comment comes to you way after the fact. Scrolling through the comments above I see that Matthias' surgery went well and I am so relieved to hear that. You both have been so brave through all of this. Sending hugs. <3

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    1. No, worries, Laurie! I totally know all about being behind.

      Thanks so much for the hugs!

      It has been a long, hard road. We've just been taking it day by day, which is all you can ever do.

      Hope all is well with you. Sending hugs your way, too.

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