Bill lost the battle on Thursday, January 26th at 5:15 p.m. He held my hand until the last breath. It was the worst thing I have ever had to witness in my whole life and I was so at peace when Jesus took him home. I cannot praise Hospice enough for their love and support the last 3 days as they helped to ease his pain and my emotions. I did not let him out of my sight until he left the house. Half of me is gone, together we were the whole. I will write a poem but it is too painful for me right now. The Memorial Service is tomorrow and I will be glad when it is done... I still feel his love and warmth surrounding me with love and I know it will be harder as time goes by but he gave me and our family the most wonderful years of our lives. Our 52nd Anniversary would have been on February 27th. I weep....
Tuesday, January 31, 2012
Monday, January 16, 2012
Losing the Battle
©Kerrie O'Hearn Marquart
My heart is aching as you are losing the battle
to a horrible thing called cancer.
I cannot begin to say how much I hurt for you,
Seven long years there has not been an answer.
This is not how we pictured life would be
As we grew older as you can see.
I love you now as I loved you then
When you were Prince among men.
God has blessed us with 52 years
All happy ones despite our fears
of what our life would bring.
But our love never failed,
Two strong to be broken,
As through this path we have sailed
And time is now grown short....
I remember the tall boy so handsome and tan
And you still are that person to me in my heart
And we are still in love just as we were at the start
of sharing a long happy life.
We can never see the end of the path that leads
us to our fate
So enjoy every day, every moment you can,
because one day it will be too late.
Love at first sight will be love at last sight
And forever in eternity.
So if you leave me here alone, please wait by the
gate and I will know you by your smile
But please....Linger yet with me another while.