For better, for worse,” is a phrase uttered thousands of times every day, but how many people truly understand its meaning? Los Angeles-based engineer Tim Murphy has certainly lived up to his vows by writing an adoring note on the mirror for his new wife Molly, who is suffering from depression.
“I’ve been juggling a LOT lately. Trying to do well at work. Just got married. Couldn’t afford a wedding. Family is sparse. Falling out with friends,” Molly wrote on Imgur.
Molly, who suffers from depression, returned from a trip to San Francisco to find this tender love note written on her bedroom mirror by her new husband:
“I’m not saying mental illness is cured by nice words on a mirror. In fact, it takes professional care, love, empathy, sometimes even medication just to cope.”
“Many people struggle with it mental illness — more than we probably even realize… show them kindness and remind them things can and WILL get better. Everyone needs a little help sometimes. If that person can’t be you — see if you have any resources for therapy.”
“It may just be a few words on my mirror, but I’ll look at them when I wake up and know I’m not alone. I’ll know I have my best friend, my co-pilot in life to help guide me through.”
Here is the list in full:
1. She is my best friend.
2. She never quits on herself or me.
3. She gives me time to work on my crazy projects.
4. She makes me laugh, everyday.
5. She is gorgeous.
6. She accepts the crazy person I am.
7. She’s the kindest person I know.
8. She’s got a beautiful singing voice.
9. She’s gone to a strip club with me.
10. She has experienced severe tragedy yet is the most optimistic person about humanity I know.
11. She has been fully supportive about my career choices and followed me each time.
12. Without realizing it, she makes me want to do more for her than i have ever wanted to do for anyone.
13. She’s done an amazing job at advancing her career path.
14. Small animals make her cry.
15. She snorts when she laughs.