|Kath and Bill|
Photo Credit: Mark Jones
Bill is my second husband. He has one daughter, Julie, from his previous marriage. We met when I was a divorced single parent of a less than three-year old daughter. When we started dating, my daughter who was used to having me all to herself, did not feel like we needed anyone else in our lives. He hung in there, however, and we were married 5 1/2 years later.
|Roland, Bill, and Kathy on Elixir|
We have been married for 24 years. Not only was Bill a "father" to my daughter, but now has the privilege of being a "grandfather" to Ian. I've been blessed by knowing him for thirty years. The joke in our family is that Bill is always on the verge of "dying." When we decided to get married, I was led to believe I'd only have to make it through a couple of years (since he'd be dead before too long). Not only have I shared most of my adult life with him, but we've also been able to travel together all over the United States, Canada, Europe and Israel. He is the BEST travel companion. We know how to accommodate each other's health issues.
So I wish the best for Bill as we move forward from here. I'm grateful for the wonderful partner he is.
|Ian, Kath, Bill, Roland and Liz - Easter 2011|
Photo Credit: Mark Jones, Nephew