Friday, January 11, 2013
I lost my best friend (and husband) to that nasty bitch - CANCER! He died 13 months after diagnosis.
Howard was the love of my life. He was my teacher as well as my student. my work partner, and the one person who could ALWAYS make me laugh.
He touched the lives of many people through his work (full-time paramedic/training officer, and part-time reserve police officer) and just by being his normal smiling self. To this day, people share with me their remembrances of how Howard positively impacted their lives -though his teaching them, his volunteerism, or by his many acts of kindness.
He is on my mind and in my heart every day. I have the warmest memories to comfort me and the funniest memories to make me smile. I miss him. I miss us.
But, I am not sad. I am not lonely. I am carrying on with the plans we had made for home improvement projects. I am still working my business successfully. I am still caring for our five dogs. Still keeping up the yard.
And I am working on my fitness rather successfully, 45 lbs down in 2012. My blood pressure is good, my blood work is good, I feel great. 20 to go this year!
I have a great family, good friends, and I have good Spark Friends, too.
I still miss Howard though, but it is with a smile and a heart full of love, not sadness.