Being a better wife this year?

“Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed is more important than any other” -Abraham Lincoln

As I wrote down my resolutions for 2014, I was thinking how much effort I need to put to accomplish that list. Will I be good this year achieving those goals? How easy or difficult are they going to be?

Indeed, I stopped writing. Instead, I was thinking how challenging was 2013. You see, on Valentin’s day, I received a call from one of my brothers telling me that my dad was on the hospital on a very critical situation. My father was diagnosed with Cholangiocarcinoma, a malignant cancer on the liver that grows fast and it is fatal. While my brother was still on the phone, I could not stop thinking that this could not be happening.


I drove home shocked. Fortunately, my husband had a day off and was at home. As soon as he saw me he knew something wrong happened. I hugged him and told him about the diagnostic. He looked up very fast on the internet. Turn off the computer and hugged me, in silent, for about 1 hour while I was crying.

I spent almost 1 month with my family trying to figure out what to do; we brought my dad to see different doctors and we just spent time together. If you ever had a sick family member, you will agree with me that tiredness and sickness are not allowed. We prayed a lot, we asked friends to pray with us and for us. Many people joined us in prayer for a miracle. After several opinions, we found another doctor, our last resource, who recommended running extra tests.

At this point we were on peace, hoping for the best, but prepared for the worse. The doctor gave us his diagnostic: “I do not know if you believe in God or not, but you had something on the liver, I saw it a couple of days ago. I do not know how, but you do not have cancer anymore. You still have an infection, but we can treat it with medications and healthy diet…”

We received a miracle!

Thinking about that, makes me smile. Thinking about that difficult time makes me stronger. Thinking about having my dad with us, makes me thankful with God. Thinking how supportive and loving my husband was, make me love him more. Remembering the night when he told me: “We will sell everything to bring your dad to the best doctors” makes me cry. Knowing that my husband loves me more than anything, makes me feel beautiful. Because of this, I want to be a better wife on 2014.

Are you ready for being a better wife this year?


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