Love Is Blind and Fabulous

Love Is Blind and Fabulous

February 27, 2017 | Posted in: Chronic Life, Love, Relationships

I’ve long since considered myself defective. I picture my body as something purchased from the bottom of a clearance bin at your local Dollar Store. Somewhat like the twenty-five-cent toy you buy your child as a form of bribery to get them quietly through the check-out line, knowing full well it will break into a thousand tiny pieces before it’s fully out of the packaging.

Even worse, the clearance toy will surely have some sort of siren or alarm that goes off mysteriously at all times of the night for no reason, even after all of the batteries have been removed and it’s been crushed into tiny bits. Is it possessed? Quite possibly. Even after having been thrown away several times it keeps making its way back into the house.

I didn’t realize I viewed my body this way until a less than enjoyable run-in with a perfectly lovely ex-boyfriend a few months ago. I knew he lived in town. He’s married to a stunner. They have a lovely life. I’m married to a NASA all-star. I’d say we’ve both done pretty well. We don’t keep in touch, but I have nothing but positive feelings towards him.

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  1. Valerie
    February 27, 2017

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    This is absolutely beautiful Stacey. What a wonderful husband you have too! You are a beautiful soul inside and out. Love, love your writing. Have a wonderful week.

    • Stacey Philpot
      February 28, 2017

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      Oh, Valerie, thank you so much! And you, too!

  2. Sheryl
    February 28, 2017

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    What a beautiful story, and what a wonderful husband you have 🙂 I know what you mean with looking your worst and Murphy’s law and feeling like crap Wishing you and your family many more meaningful, amazing years ahead!

    • Stacey Philpot
      February 28, 2017

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      Thank you, Sheryl! And yes, actually brush hair and put makeup on- see no humans. Look like something from the Walking Dead? See everyone you’ve known since the second grade. Every. Time.

  3. Kim
    February 28, 2017

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    Beautiful Stacey! True love will always see the other as a treasured gift. So glad you shared this today!

    • Stacey Philpot
      February 28, 2017

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      Thank you, Kim! And yes, Everything is so much more beautiful when viewed through the eyes of love!

  4. Katarina Zulak
    February 28, 2017

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    This is a beautiful post! I can relate to that feeling of wondering whether your partner feels like the promise of what your lives together should have looked like was betrayed by the arrival of chronic illness. I’m also incredibly grateful that my husband loves me in a way that says this life isn’t less-than and he has no regrets. Everyone deserves that kind of unconditional love and it’s one of the lessons I’m glad chronic illness has taught me, despite all the struggles.

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