May 11, 2012

The New Normal...




It was a short but valiant fight, and saying good bye is never easy. However, the words spoken or written in an email over and over by the many friends, family and colleagues he touched celebrated what an amazing a man my husband was. Words like "special", "wise", "humorous", "dedicated" "champion", "pioneer", "unwavering commitment" "role model", reinforced all that I knew and all I want my children and grandchild to remember about their father/Poppa. Some people work tirelessly to make a difference. That is my husband's legacy...he made a difference in the lives of great many people, and yet his humility was profound.  His past influences will, I have not doubt, continue to make a difference. He will be deeply missed. Today I start a "new normal". It will not be easy, but I have memories to share, smiles to smile and a pride that runs deep- very deep. He will never be far away, and it is a privilege to say I was his wife.

10 comments:

Carol said...

Lots of hugs to you Karen...take care.

lynneUSA said...

My thoughts are with you, please don't forget I am here for you. Love and hugs

Heirlooms by Ashton House said...

It sounds like your husband was quite a gem. How wonderful that he left such a positive legacy. I'm so very sorry for your loss and hope that time will heal your heart. Thinking of you. K

Me and My Stitches said...

So sorry for your loss. Hugs and prayers to you.

Crafty Mama said...

I'm so sorry for your loss. Your husband sounds like a wonderful man. Prayers being said for you and your family. ((Hugs))

Melanie said...

My heart goes out to you. Here's hoping you find that strength inside and your faith carries you through a really tough time. Remember it's not what you lost-- it's what you had...a great husband.

Nancy in MT said...

Karen, my deepest sympathy to you and your family. I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers.

McIrish Annie said...

Karen, I am so sorry to hear about your husband. He will always be with you. A big hug and my prayers to you and your family.

Diane said...

my sympathy to you and your family.

Carol said...

Dear Karen,
I didn't know of your loss until I read Nancy Moore's post today on the Yahoo group.

You have my sincere condolences. What a wonderful partner you had in your husband, and such a great father and grandfather to your children and grandchildren.

May you all find comfort now in happy memories shared.
hugs,
Carol

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