He would have been sixty nine today. He left this life suddenly on March seventh of 2017 for his Heavenly home. Nothing has been the same since. When someone you love dies, everything changes, but the memories you hold tightly within your heart.
I was recently asked if I missed my husband. How do you not miss someone who was part of your life for over thirty years?
I remember the day we met. I remember our first kiss. I remember and I cherish all the memories that were made over the years. The expression on his face when he found out we were expecting and then the joy when he found out we were having a son. He had a daughter from an earlier relationship who he loved dearly, now he would have the son to love and carry on his name.
He worked in a manufacturing plant but he wanted better. He changed careers and began moving up. Then where he worked closed up shop. So he moved again, and after years of working there, it too closed. After months of fruitless searching he made a major change and learned how to drive a big rig. Over the course of his driving history he saw more of the country than he ever imagined. Even though he quickly discovered that driving a truck was not the romantic adventure he imagined.
He was dealing with nagging health issues and looking forward to retiring. He was making plans of what he wanted to do, the things we would do together. But his retirement plans were changed and his journey ended. Physically he has left this life, but the love and memories he left behind remain.
This morning my son took me to the Cracker Barrel, a place my husband loved, in honor of his birthday. We enjoyed taking that stroll down memory lane doing something my son rarely does and talked about his dad. Happy Heavenly birthday my love. You are missed, even though we wouldn’t ask you back, knowing where you are. Knowing you are so much better now than you were when you were here.
So one note to those who still have their loved ones with them…talk with them. Spend time with them. Take care of them. You never know when their time with you will end.