lost my lifemate
by William Kounter
(San Antonio, TX)
Linda Wood 9/28/52 to 4/20/13
As far as I am concerned, Linda and I have been married 33+ years. We consider our marriage to have begun December 15, 1979, the day we first met. We've definitely been soulmates.
Despite numerous medical issues, she's been relatively healthy and happy. But on April 20 this year, I woke up with my alarm clock and got up to take my morning pills. But then I realized my wife was sleeping too quietly. She normally snores and/or talks in her sleep, so I tried to wake her up.
I quickly panicked and called 911, knowing what they would tell me, but wanting to hear something else. Apparently she died about two hours earlier.
Needless to say, I've completely fallen apart. I don't get much sleep; I cry a lot; I scream a lot. I don't know what to do with myself. As I write this, I am sitting less than 5 feet from my wife's remains in a nice red wood urn box.