Huey my soulmate
This is to honor my husband Huey, of 41 years. We were practically babies when we met and 5 months later got married. Thru thick and thin we made it. Blessed with two daughters and four grandsons.
How we met was, I was driving home from work, just moved to Arkansas from California with my parents. Anyway was driving home and we lived on a dirt road, in the country. This guy was walking down the road towards our house and it had been raining. I flew by him and splattered him with mud. I later found out his sister lived on the other side of us and that was where he was going at the time. I thought oh well I will never see him again and didn't think much about it. Then one day my Moms car had some mechanical problems and they called someone to come out to the house to look at it. I went outside when the person showed up to work on it and guess who was with them, the guy I splattered with mud. I was like oh no, not him. He came up to me and said if I could have caught you that day I would have killed you...long story short we started dating, he then moved to Texas two weeks later cause he had been transferred from Calif. to Texas with his job. I cried like a baby when he left, and I said to myself you silly girl you don't even know him, you have only known him for two weeks. He called when he got to Texas and said he was coming home on weekends would I like to go out...so we did and it has lasted every since.
When we met it was love at first site, I knew the minute I laid eyes on him it would be forever and he the same. It was so funny when he asked me to marry him, he said will you marry me, I am tired of living alone and I love you. I said I am 19 years old, I am not ready to get married, even as much as I love you. Huey said Well I'm not going to ask you again and then I was thinking oh my God I better marry him before he doesn't ask me again...we had a good laugh about that.
Huey had many medical issues thru the years starting at age 45 with a stroke. Then 2 open heart surgeries within a year and four months of each other. Then six months later stents in his heart. 8 vascular surgeries to boot. We finally thought he was so much better, but in Jan 2012 he was diagnosed with Small Cell Lung Cancer Extensive..I spent every minute I could with him. Working on top of that I went to all his appointments, chemo and radiation. He responded so well to the chemo and radiation that we thought he will beat this too.
He was so positive thru the whole ordeal. He kept me so positive as well. He told his cancer Dr that he did not want to know a prognosis because "No One is Promised Tomorrow". His Dr looked at him and said good, because I am not God. And that his how we lived the rest of his time on earth. One day at a time. When people called or came by he always said I am doing fine. They still comment about that today. I did not know he was going to die when he did on March 12th 2013. He had a not so easy night the night before but woke up at 6am the day he passed and said Good Morning, I said Good Morning. He looked at me took two breaths and was gone. I stared at him because I could not believe he was not breathing..the rest is history..I grieve so much for him...but it was the most beautiful thing I ever saw...those breaths were the most easy ones he had taken in a long time. I just know God was there with him.
I love you Huey and I can't wait till we are together again.