Shock and Soon
It has been four months since I buried my loving husband. The pain still feels like it was yesterday. My husband and I were married last year in August 2010 and his burial occurred eight days before our first wedding anniversary…A Shock and Too Soon.
Five months after our marriage, my husband was diagnosed with Lymphoma cancer. Doctors stated that due to his otherwise good health the prognosis was good and we could be married for another 15 to 20 years or more. He went through his six cycles of chemotherapy like a champion. He was seldom sick just occasionally tired with no hair or weight loss (he would joke that he was instead gaining weight).
Days after the last treatment the shock began as he developed an infection. He was hospitalized and five days later in intensive care on a ventilator. I prayed like never before believing for his healing. How could God finally send such a wonderful man of God to me and he is gone not even a year later? He died a little over a week later.
The pain and grief seem unbearable at times yet I am reminded of the awesome blessing of having him in my life. I seek to embrace and cherish the quality versus quantity. I look forward to ordering your “Back to Life” grief handbook as I try to continue life. Daily I hurt and view his passing as ‘A Shock Too Soon’, but I know that I am blessed to have experienced his great love and will always cherish his memory in my heart.