Friday, November 7, 2014

I Miss You -Postcard Friendship Friday #245

Early Thursday morning, October 30th, I lost the love of my life.

I know lots of people are not comfortable with the loss of a loved one and the story of what happened.  However, my husband left in such a beautiful way, I wanted to share it with you.  If you are uncomfortable with reading this account--I truly, deeply understand.  ((HUGS))

I knew something was wrong and I felt uneasy, so the cat and I sat beside him, as he slept in his big chair.  Suddenly he clutched the top part of his chest and said he was in awful pain.  A moment later, his eyes grew large, and he gasped as though he saw something indescribably wonderful.

I called 911, and I performed CPR until the ambulance came.  Our dear children were able to arrive before he left for the hospital, and we were together there when he flew away to heaven.

As we were hugging and kissing him goodbye--telling him what a wonderful husband and father he was,  what a great job he had done and how much we loved him--to be at peace and to not worry about us--the walls of the emergency room were lined with those who had fought so hard to save him.  We sang his favorite songs and held him as long as we could.  Those wonderful people surrounded us....their heads bowed, hands folded, many with tears running down their faces.  After a time, they trickled from the room--but stayed close by in the hallway.

As we were getting ready to leave, the head RN came in and said, "We see a lot of these, but it is rare to find a family with such love for one another, who handled this moment with such great beauty, love and dignity."  Then he gave us his card and said, "If you need anything let us know."

I have been married to this wonderful man for 31 wonderful years.   Alan is the love of my life.  I want to share something beautiful that happened to me early Saturday morning. As I lay trying to sleep, a small sweet breeze slid across my face...and then his dear lips pressed against mine.  My husband kissed me goodbye.

Alan was a servant of God and He loved people. He wanted everyone to know God loved them too, and so I am passing his message on to you--God loves you.  He longs to know you, God wants to share His son and the world He created for you--in a whole different way than you've ever known.

Dear precious friends--may God bless you with joy--even in the midst of great sorrow.

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Heather said...

Thank-you for sharing this story, it makes me feel closer to you and your family. My thoughts have been with you all week and my best wishes have been sent to you frequently.

Snap said...

Love you!


Irene said...

It's a rare gift, that we leave our families knowing we are loved and love them too. Thank you for sharing such a special time with us. I wish you many happy memories and peace. Prayer have been sent your way throughout the week,I know they will arrive safely and be welcomed.

Terra said...

I love this post and thank you for sharing it. That was a real tribute to your family when the RN said your unity and love were very visible. I said a prayer of comfort for you and your family as you mourn your loss.

Coffeedoff said...

Thanks for sharing. Thinking of you and your family