Daily Prompt: Born to Be With You
Got a soul-mate and/or a best friend? What is it about that person that you love best? Describe them in great detail — leave no important quality out.
Mercy, Mercy, Mercy!
Mercy is my partner of 16 years. She’s 5’10” , has short brown hair with blonde highlights, beautiful brown eyes, a cute little crooked nose, long elegant hands and feet, big-boned, flawless skin with a slight natural tan, and long legs. She doesnt find herself beautiful, but I get lost in her face. I have a thing for vampires and after her long stay in the hospital last year she now has semi-permanent vampire bite marks on her neck where her central line was. (I know I’m weird.)
Mercy is my number one, not just because she’s my partner.
Most people don’t get her and write her off before ever getting to know her.
She’s had a very hard life. She survived her childhood with an undiagnosed sociopath for a mother. Yes, I know what it means and do not use the word lightly. Due to heredity and ‘nurture’, Mercy suffers from PTSD, severe anxiety, and bi-polar disorder.
This year she almost died due to a bowel impaction that poisoned her body and caused multi-organ failure complicated by pneumonia, appendicitis, and a bad gall bladder. She was in the ICU for almost 2 months and was intubated and on a ventilator for a month. Mercy had to relearn how to eat, talk, walk, etc. She has had to have a temporary colostomy this year, but will be getting reattached at the beginning of the year. Like I’ve said in earlier posts, it’s been a rough year.
Enough about the sad history. This post is about why Mercy is my number one. Continue reading