Heartbreak with A Rainbow of Memories

November 6, 2018 A sad morning, but much gratitude that Julian, my husband of almost sixty years, did not have physical pain. I was able to hold his hand and tell him I love him as we listened to the lovely song he wrote at The Meadows. Then he quietly quit breathing as his heart stopped. Tonight children, grandchildren, and a great-grandson gathered to chose photos of joyful times with him to celebrate his life and love. There was much shared laughter at wonderful and funny memories punctuated by moments of tearful awareness of our loss. As hard as this year has been, my worst fears never happened and there were moments of beauty, joy, and love sprinkled generously through it all. I am very blessed.

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About Eileen

Mother of five, grandmother of eleven, great-grandmother of five. 1955 -1959 Rice University in Houston, TX. Taught primary grades; Was Associate Post Director of Religious Education at Ft. Campbell, KY; Consultant on the Myers/Briggs Type Indicator; Presently part time Administrative Assistant/Bookkeeper for Architect husband of fifty-nine years.

Posted on November 6, 2018, in blessings, Death, Gifts of Age, Love, marriage, peace, Suffering, Uncategorized and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 4 Comments.

  1. Eileen, I am so sorry to hear about the death of your dear husband. The title of this speaks of your loss and your wonderful memories. ❤

  2. My deepest sympathy, Eileen. It is good to know you are feeling blessed.

  3. I think your words will comfort others, because of your honesty and attitude. Please take care of yourself at this time.

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