This time I will not leave pushing a wheelchair, helping Dennis into the car and getting him settled in at home. Instead, I will walk out the door no longer a wife but a widow. There will no longer be that companionship of a shared life and heart that has been our very blessed normal since God brought us together. I will leave behind a large piece of my heart as I leave here. That parting is drawing near.
The inside of Dennis' wedding ring and the edge of my diamond is engraved with the words, "God joined us." He joined our hearts and our lives and that bond will remain. I will carry Dennis forever in my heart.
Tonight I spend some of our final hours together. A last kiss, a last whispered "I love you!", a last hand hold...BUT...a great reunion awaits. We know the parting we will soon make is temporary as eternity awaits where there will be no more death or tears. Only this hope has kept us going in the last months and will keep Brooklyn and me focused on the rich blessings in our lives moving forward. Don't get me wrong, my heart breaks. I will always miss Dennis. I wish we could have grown old together, watched Brooklyn grow up and hold our grandchildren but I trust and believe God when he says He works all things in our lives for good. We don't see or understand all that He is doing in our lives or in the lives of people around us but He is at work and I trust Him.
The hours and days ahead will not be easy but God is faithful and will be there then as he has faithfully been in the past. Please keep us in your prayers as we spend whatever time we have left together and for the days ahead as Brooklyn and I move forward into whatever God has for us.