Next week, Billy (a.k.a. Budd y Memo) and I will celebrate the 16th anniversary of moving into our condo together. At the end of June we will celebrate the 17th anniversary of our "relationship". A seventeen year relationship is rare in "our community" and even rarer, it seems, in the mainstream of American culture.
We have discovered that we both have lived with Bipolar II since our early childhoods. Memo's recent diagnosis helps to explain the many ups and downs that have occurred in our relationship. Our one consistent achievement is our enduring love.
May God continue to bless us.