For today's column I called upon another local couple I know who also experienced great hardship and upheaval in their marriage, yet refused to give up or give in. I'm hopeful you know this couple as Bill
is one of your New Mexico State Senators fighting the good fight for us in Santa Fe each year.
Here, in their own words, is their story.
In 1981 Bill Sharer
and Beth Holland got married.
Bill was just starting his career as an infantry officer in the US Army and Beth was leaving home for the very first time.
Beth was permanently ill and Bill
was embarking on a career fraught with potential hazards.
Beth bravely chose to follow Bill
to his new assignment in West Germany.
First, the planes Bill
had arranged for could not fly in the bad weather, and driving seemed out of the question because of closed roads in Flagstaff.
But then out of nowhere a pilot called and said he
had a plane and was ready to fly now.