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Mourning to Joy

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

In January last year my husband needed surgery on two areas of his spine. He completed therapy at the hospital rehab unit. While there, I wanted to surprise him for Valentines day but he could not have much in his small room. He seemed touched when I had arranged a serenade.

Last year on this date, my husband was admitted to the ER. The next morning, we learned he had cancer. He died five days later. While I would have liked more time, for him it was a blessing as he was so fearful of cancer. He was not perfect, but he was a very good man. I was blessed that he chose me to share this journey for 38 years.

The family, church and friends wrapped around me and our son. The service was so fitting and beautiful.

The last few days have been filled with a roller coaster of feelings. As I think of my dh, my eyes tear-up. There are smiles as well as I have so many good memories. Homer was always so respectful and thoughtful of others. We each helped shape the other and made a good team. Adopting our son was the icing on the cake.

Getting ready to leave for an Alaskan Cruise. So happy my two sisters and son and good friend will be sharing this adventure. So glad I am in better health and shape than I was two years ago. Being able to fly without a seat belt extension is the best. Will not be able to do much on-line until our return. Will miss my Spark friends and teams emoticon



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  • KEEP-GOING
    So sorry to hear of your loss. I loved the story and his name Homer is an unusual name now days. You have achieved so much. I am sure he would be very proud of you. Thank you for sharing such a personal area. God bless you. hug sandy
    742 days ago
  • IGNITEME101
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    900 days ago
  • REALTYLADYLISA
    Bless you! So glad God has brought you from the grief of mourning to a new place. He is so faithful and your Homer was fortunate to not suffer long...and it sounds like he has you surrounded with supportive people to help you continue your journey with joy...He is a GOOD God! Enjoy that trip AND your family!
    925 days ago
  • LIKINMENOW
    Oh how sad I am to hear of your loss. However, I am happy that you can go on the cruise and I sincerely hope you have a wonderful time. It is good that you are getting away for a while. My prayers will be with you.
    944 days ago
  • LUCYCAN7
    I am so sorry dear for your loss.Cherish your memories with Homer.
    Blessings and continue to take good care of your health you have
    done so good,I am certain your dear husband would want you to.
    Enjoy your cruise as well.Hope to hear about your cruise when you
    return.Hope you have a safe journey my dear. emoticon

    944 days ago
  • MOM2ACAT
    I am so sorry for your loss emoticon

    I hope your cruise brings you happiness and healing.
    944 days ago
  • KANOE10
    emoticon I am sorry for your loss. Your husband sounded like a warm caring man.
    Enjoy that Alaskan cruise with your family. You are doing a good job of taking care of yourself.

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    945 days ago
  • CROUCHINGFLEA
    Bless you. I hope you have a wonderful time on your cruise
    945 days ago
  • LINTPICKER
    I hope you enjoy your cruise, it really is beautiful there. You have been blessed with great memories and are building new ones as well.
    945 days ago
  • DJ4HEALTH
    Have fun on the cruise and see you when you get back from it too. It is hard when cancer takes a loved one. emoticon emoticon
    945 days ago
  • SUBMOM2
    This must be a bittersweet time for you. I'm sorry for your loss. I'm glad you were able to continue your journey to wellness over what has been quite a year for you. How wonderful that you are having an exciting adventure. I hope you and your family have a terrific trip!


    945 days ago
  • ARNETTELEE
    Sorry for your loss...
    945 days ago
  • PURPLEPEONY
    emoticon Have fun! emoticon
    945 days ago
  • MJRVIC2000
    Faith makes everything possible; Hope makes every thing work; and Love makes everything beautiful. God Bless YOU! Vic.
    945 days ago
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