Hey guys, this is Mr. Bee again. It’s been a year since I last blogged on Weddingbee, about the severe head injury that board member Macintosh’s husband suffered after being hit by a car.
Macintosh emailed a thank you on the anniversary of the accident and as we chatted over email, I asked her for an update to share with the Weddingbee community. I wanted to post her story here because we talk a lot about weddings here on Weddingbee but at its heart, I think a wedding is really about the wedding vow. And I think that when something like this happens, it really tests the traditional wedding vow: “to have and to hold from this day forward, for better for worse, for richer for poorer, in sickness and in health.”
Here is Macintosh’s letter:
One year ago today, I was riding the train on my way home from work, completely unaware that my life was about to change forever. It was a little after 5, and my husband was riding his bicycle home from his job at a small town library. The sun was already going down, so he turned on the lights on the front and back of his bicycle and strapped on his helmet. Justin had been riding his bike around the Chicago streets for years, but today he was only riding through the suburb of Berwyn. He was almost home, traveling north through a green light when he was hit.