Elaine - My Sweet Darling Wife - 14th Feb 1947 to 25th Jan 2012
On 25th January 2012 my whole world fell apart, as my sweet darling Elaine passed away. One minute the world was a lovely place, the next it was a living nightmare. Elaine had to be rushed to hospital, she had several cardiac arrests, and twelve hours later the life support machines were switched off. I was at her bedside and it was so very hard to watch her slip away from me. Since that day I have visited this site, which has helped enormously. I have also had a lot of support from family and friends, but mostly from my stepson (Elaine's son) Jason. He lives about 250 miles from me, but he came straight away to see his Momma, and has been here most days, having had to go back to Devon for a couple of days for work etc.
The funeral was yesterday, and we really did Elaine proud, gave her a really good send off. Plenty of people were at the service, and afterwards at our local pub, because she touched a lot of hearts over the years.
At the moment, with everybody gone back to their lives, and most of my family scattered around England, I feel very vulnerable. I miss that girl so much, and love her more that anything in the world. Last year I had stage 4 lymphoma, and she nursed me through it all for nine months, until I was better. She was an absolute trojan - then this happens.
I don't know how I'm going to get through this life without her. I just know I have to try, because if I didn't try, Elaine would go mad at me.
Miss you my sweet darling, and I love you forever.
Your loving husband,