It’s that level of attention. That level of dedication and commitment to healthy living that allows me and others with CF to live a “normal” life. However, in looking back and thinking and reflecting, I’ve realized that my life is not normal. It’s not ordinary. My life is anything but. My life is amazing. My life is special. I’ve learned and experienced. I’ve failed and I’ve succeeded. I’ve laughed and I’ve cheered and I’ve cried and I’ve sobbed. I’ve achieved some my goals and I’ve fallen short of others. In 30 years, I’ve lived anything but a normal life.
And in less than two weeks I’m getting married. To a girl who is anything but normal. And our relationship is anything but normal because it takes a girl who is anything but normal to marry me. It takes a girl who is patient. It takes a girl who likes bad jokes. Most importantly, it takes a girl who has strength and courage. It takes a girl who is extraordinary. And that what’s our life is. It’s extraordinary. And yes, at times, we have to work very hard to be “normal,” but that what makes our life anything but.