First shot today
I lost my wife of only 26 years in 2008. It was also a long term illness. The passage of time does not erase the memories. There are times when I witness a gorgeous sunrise or any number of previously shared events, and I miss tremendously the ability to share them with her.
Life continues, and I am blessed, but that time is forever etched in my being.
Hang in there!
I am sorry for your loss.
Please accept my condolences on your loss. Really, I have nothing else to say except the length of time you were married is amazing, and wonderful, and I hope that will assuage some of your grief. Stay strong and may God bless you and your family.
Thank you, everyone, for your kind comments. My children have all read them and now know why this place is so special.
Earlier this week, my daughter and I traveled to my home county and today my sons and I repeated that trip. I showed them where I learned to swim, to play basketball, where Beverly and I met and courted, the first school that I taught in and a few other sites. One of those was the drive-in movie where a guy named Larry crashed through the screen on a Saturday night while trying to drive to the next town in 4 minutes. The towns are 9 miles apart and the road was snake-like curvy, so Larry was not only not ready for NASCAR, he was also a very bad math student.
We ended both trips with a visit to the barbecue restaurant where Beverly and I ate many a mid week light snack. We got her favorite from that time, a hamburger with mustard, slaw, and chili. It was a really great trip down memory lane.
Thank you again and bless you for thinking of me.
Sad for your loss, like others have said 52 years is amazing. It's also sad that she would be distanced from friends because of the virus.