Sad to report that I lost my wife this morning.
We are coming up on three years since she was diagnosed and I refuse to say that she lost her battle with cancer.
She did not lose anything.
She fought, she kept her spirit and she cared for those around her more than herself.
She was an amazing woman and I am lucky to have met her – she took a wreck of a human being and made him happy.
Truly happy and truly blessed.
There is no more that a person can do in this world – and no more can be expected.
She turned the light on in my soul –
73 thoughts on “See you later Marie”
I’m so sorry. Didn’t see this coming after reading your about. What a beautiful tribute. Keep that light shining.
Thank you – I am just starting to write again….
Good to hear. Looking forward to reading…
I’m so sorry. Beautiful blog.
Thanks much –
I’m so sorry for your loss.
Thank you Sara – we (me and kids) are ok.
Sorry to hear about your loss. Seems like you have good friends and family to help you through this, stick close to them. Best wishes, Mike from POH.
Thank you sir- I am blessed to have good people around me
Sorry to hear…sending the best wishes your way. I was reminded of one of my all-time favorite Smiths lyrics when I read the wreck part – “It’s time the tale were told/Of how you took a child and you made him old.”
Thanks Ovidiu – my kids will understand this – she was an amazing woman and the world is not better without her.
I’m incredibly sorry for your loss. Your family has been so brave and fought so hard.
So glad to hear from you Apple Pie – this family is stronger and will move with purpose because of my wife – she made it clear that wallowing was not an option available to us – she was an incredible woman —- I really could not do better, even today I am a lucky man.
Very sorry to learn of your loss. May she rest in peace. My prayers will remember you both. Thom.
Thank you Thom
Please accept my condolences Wayne. Take care. Linda
Thank you Linda
Wayne, I’m so sorry to hear about the loss of your wife. From your writings I can see what a truly special person she was. Take care, our thoughts are with you. Lisa
Thank you Lisa
Really sorry to read this news, Wayne. Condolences and vibes to you, your family, and friends.
Thanks much J
This news chills me to my very soul. So sad for your loss, but must feel some sense of relief that she is in peace.
I feel an absence of everything – completely still – such a long struggle for her – it is a storm with no wind, rain or lightning –
Wayne I’m so sorry for your loss, thinking of you
It is comforting to know that I have connections all over the world that feel this and share this with me —– blogging does that Geoff
You’ve been so generous sharing your journey Wayne, I can guarantee it’s helped many others going through any number of challenges
I felt it better to share because we all will/do suffer as humans – we are all one in this.
I am so very sorry, that I have not words to say. My sympathies to you and to yours.
Wayne, I am sorry for your loss. Blessings to you and your family.
Wayne, I am so very sorry. Love to you.
Thanks Loisajay -thank you for taking the time
My deepest condolences to you and your bereaved family Wayne. I am truly sorry for your loss. Keep strong and know that she is now free of cancer, no longer in pain and is looking after you from above.
Thanks for checking in from the little dot GH – always like a warm cup of tea
Take care Wayne. Garfield hugs
So sorry for your loss Wayne. Keeping you and your family in my prayers. You will see each other again someday. Until that day I believe you will have a very special angel looking over all of you.
Thanks Cheryl – you have seen this journey
Condolences with an honest tear. Thanks for letting us know.
Thank you my friend – We knew we were heading here —- but — you are never ready
Your welcome. We all are headed there, truth be told. She didn’t go alone, if that helps. A part of you went with her and a part of her is still with you. If there is anything I can do within reason, I’m here.
That does help – I am not the same person….and that is a good thing.
So sorry to hear of your loss . May her light shine on, all love and prayers to you and your family
Many condolences to you. My thoughts are with you.
Thank you MM – thanks for checking in – great to see all my blogging friends
Dear Wayne, So sorry for your loss , All love and prayers to you and your family . A beautiful tribute, May her light shine on . Love and Peace , Karen
Thanks Karen – the light does stay with me forever
All love and prayers to you and your family , what a beautiful tribute
So sorry. Cancer sucks.
Thanks Marissa – another of my blogging friends from way back
Can’t tell you how sorry I am to hear this awful news, Wayne. Wishing you peace and sending best wishes to you, your family and all of your wife’s friends & loved ones.
Thanks my friend- If you read this site between the lines Rich (I know you can) – you could probably tell that the last few months have been difficult – I am glad that she is beyond all suffering.
Was so sorry to read of your very sad loss – my thoughts are with you and your family at this difficult time. Gailx
I’m so sorry. I’ll be praying for you and your family.
Thank you Quirky
Wayne, grief is supposed to be a healthy thing but, frankly, I find it nasty…losing loved ones nearly has me on the floor on hands and knees, unable to stand from the weight, with water running out of every opening in my face. The only thing that kept me breathing until I made it through the Tunnel of Grief a couple of times? Friends. So, we are here for ya, Buddy.
Like the rose vine that grew through an opening and blossomed on the other side, so Marie will wait for you.
Thank you Doc – I know you are familiar with this and I also know that her love for me far out-weighs the pain – she was the best
My thoughts are with you, sir.
Thanks SGO – it means much to have all this support!
I know that words do not fill the void or ease the loss; just know that your friends are here for you. Marie’s pain is over now.
It does warm me to see the response- thanks
Everyone is different, but I found it best to keep busy. Take care!
Wayne, words don’t seem strong enough, but I’m thinking of you and your family, hoping you’ll find some peace and comfort in each other.
Thanks so much
Dear Wayne, my thoughts are with you today my friend! If you are up to it in the near future please read http://www.thelifeilive.com (RoryFeek). Cheryl
should be http://www.thislifeilive.com – thanks cheryl
Thank you Cheryl!
Wayne I hope this helps you my friend! Cheryl
I am so sorry to hear this…don’t know what else I can say but beautiful tribute.
Thanks Mike – thanks for being there every time when I return