Ann Posted November 5, 2009 Share Posted November 5, 2009 For those of you that have lost loved ones, I imagine you can relate to this post. One of the things that has really bothered since losing Dennis in 2002, is the fact that people, other than my children, don't talk about him with me. It makes me feel as if they don't remember that he ever existed. Maybe they don't talk to me for fear that their thoughts and words will hurt me and bring on a lot of pain. What people don't understand is that the pain is always there and the talking and remembering seems to ease the pain. I remember that Dennis once said, not long before he died, "every time you think of me, I will be alive." I'm not sure if that is something he heard or read somewhere, but I will never forget his words. I try to think of him every single day and in doing so, I am keeping him alive in my heart. On Sunday, I was registering entries for a chili cook-off and when I asked for the first names of a couple, I raised my head at their answer. These two were very good friends of my husband's, as both of the men were in the plumbing business. When Dennis became ill, they had just adopted a baby. This baby is now a beautiful young lady and looking at her made me realize just how much time has passed since I lost Dennis. Anyway, it was so nice to hear these people talk about Dennis!!! They told me how often they think of him and how much they miss him. This little conversation did my heart so much good, for I realized that he had not been forgotten!!! So, if you see someone that has lost the love of their life, please talk to them and keep the love alive.....if only in their hearts!!! Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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