LynneH Posted September 14, 2005 Share Posted September 14, 2005 Hmmmmm…debated whether to post this when I would rather post encouragement for others here. I think I’m doing pretty well but just needed to talk to someone who understands how this cancer has impacted our lives. Jim would have been 55 today. He’s been gone since March 31, 2005, at 6:30 pm. 5 and ½ months. I remember his last breath like it was a moment ago. I hate to cook but would love to be making Jim one of his favorite birthday dinners – Burgundy Meatballs, Curry, or Chicken Chow Mein (I give all of these a high yuck factor but he loved them). I would be taking the Chocolate Fudge cake out of the oven about now to let it cool before frosting it with homemade whipped cream flavored with peppermint. Next, I would make him open all of his presents and the dogs and I would have to help him if he wasn’t fast enough because we were always excited to see if he would like them. Jim told me that he couldn’t casually mention that he liked something because I would run out and buy it for him. What a bad wife! He would have “tolerated” the balloons and Happy Birthday signs I would hang, although I think he secretly liked them. And I could always make him laugh by reminding him that he was “old” because he was 9 years older than me and I said I would never catch up and there was nothing he could do about that. Guess I was wrong about that. I didn’t think I was having a pity party today but it sure sounds like it! I’ve exercised, napped, eaten, and walked from room to room trying to remember what I am supposed to be doing. Maybe talking to all of you will get me back on track and back into that spare room to clean out all of the junk that’s been piling up! I ran across this and thought you might enjoy it also: We Remember Them In the rising of the sun and in its going down, We remember them. In the blowing of the wind and in the chill of winter, We remember them. In the opening of buds and in the warmth of summer, We remember them. In the rustling of leaves and the beauty of autumn, We remember them. In the beginning of the year and when it ends, We remember them. When we are weary and in need of strength, We remember them. When we are lost and sick at heart, We remember them. When we have joys we yearn to share, We remember them. So long as we live, they too shall live, for they are now a part of us, as We remember them. (Source unknown) Thanks for listening. Lynne Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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