January 20, 2011

A Love Letter

Watching Oprah earlier this evening, I was brought to tears. And not because I`m 7+ months pregnant and my hormones are off the charts (well maybe that had something to do with it). I was moved by a love letter.

In her Australian adventure, Oprah included a heart-wrenching story about a young family, where the 34 year old husband and father, Kristian Anderson, has been diagnosed with liver and bowel cancer. He`s fighting it hard and his wife has been doing so much just to keep the family going during this unimaginably difficult time. They both know he may not make it, but it doesn`t stop their desire to fight or their need to hope. (And of course, in true Oprah-style, she gives them a wonderful gift to make life a little easier for this deserving couple).

All that is emotional enough, but it was the love letter that did me in. Throughout the ordeal, Kristian made a video love letter for his wife, Rachel, and posted it to youtube on her birthday. He wanted her to know how much she means to him and show his appreciation for her standing by him through it all.

It is inspiring, romantic, sad and wonderfully loving all at once. Watch it and tell me you didn`t tear up just a little.

Kristian Anderson`s Video Love Letter

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