See you later Marie


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 ā€“ 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 ā€“ and no more can be expected.

She turned the light on in my soul ā€“



73 thoughts on “See you later Marie

  1. 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.”

    1. 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.

    1. I feel an absence of everything – completely still – such a long struggle for her – it is a storm with no wind, rain or lightning –

    1. 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

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

      1. 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.

    1. 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.

  4. Was so sorry to read of your very sad loss – my thoughts are with you and your family at this difficult time. Gailx

  5. 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.

    Great tribute…

    Like the rose vine that grew through an opening and blossomed on the other side, so Marie will wait for you.

All replies welcome (be nice)

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s