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If you have the unique ability to make people laugh under any circumstances, then you have a wonderful gift. My husband has that gift, and it’s just one of the many reasons why I am blessed to be married to him. It doesn’t matter what kind of day you are having, whether you are depressed, sad or angry, he has the ability to bring a smile to your face and more importantly, laughter into your life.

During the past year, even as he continues to watch his oldest son, Tyler, battle a very rare and aggressive form of  cancer called Choriocarcinoma, he is always able to make his son smile and laugh, even when he is stressed or he is in physical and emotional pain. Sometimes without even meaning to.

There have been days during the past few months were I have been in so much pain that I felt like crying, but he can walk through the door and simply say a few words that have me laughing until tears are rolling down my face. Despite the pain. Or when I am so mad at him, I want to verbally rip him to shreds…just a sentence or two and I am rolling with laughter and wanting to hug him tight.

Considering what my husband is going through, watching his wife struggle with health problems and his son fighting cancer…fighting just to be able to live, it’s amazing that he is still able to do this so naturally. I’ve seen him at his weakest, when he is sobbing gut wrenching, heart rending tears, and you know his heart is being ripped to shreds. But he is able to shake that off for a while (at least on the outside) and make people laugh again.

I wish I had that ability myself. Tyler also shares his dad’s ability to make people laugh and smile, though I don’t think it always comes as easy to him as it does his dad. Our youngest, Faith, also has same gift.

Laughter is the best medicine. It can relieve stress and is good for the soul. Laughter is healing.

We are very blessed. Some people have to turn on a comedy television program or movie if they want to laugh. I just have to be with my family. Bizarre? Yes, but in a good way. Even in the darkest of times, we can still find a reason to laugh and smile.

Proverbs 17:22: “A cheerful heart is good medicine,but a broken spirit saps a person’s strength.”

11 Responses to “Laughter Is The Best Medicine”

  • What a beautiful post. What a blessing to have someone who can make you laugh in difficult moments. When I had cancer, it was so easy to feel irritable, and hopeless. What a blessing for you and your son to have that gift from your husband!

    • April says:

      Thank you! Sometimes it’s hard to find the blessings or positive in a negative situation…when it seems to be raining all the time. It doesn’t mean the blessings aren’t there, we just have to look harder. I’m glad to hear that you no longer have cancer! God bless you =)

  • Cynthia says:

    I’m sorry for the tough parts. I wish I had that magic that your husband has. What a great gift to have. Be well friend. Prayers and positive thoughts to you all.

  • What a wonderful gift your husband has. I can only imagine the stress he is under with worrying about both his son and his wife. How wonderful that he is still able to dig down and bring you all joy.

  • Mitzi says:

    It is so important to have someone in your life that makes you laugh. It truly is the best medicine. While it sounds as though your family is going through some tough times at the moment, it is good to have those times to laugh…sending prayers and uplifting thoughts your way.

  • Sharon says:

    I am so sorry for your struggles. Life doesn’t often make any sense and you are so blessed to have a man who can find humor. I can’t remember where I read it or heard it, but the best comedy always comes from tragedy and yes, it is the best medicine

  • BeckyJane says:

    I agree that the gift of laughter is a true gift. Laughter is actually supposed to be a super disease fighter. You are blessed to have your husband.

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