The perfect man for me
by Nancy Jordan
(Shelby Township, MI USA)
I lost my husband Jim to pulmonary hypertension on Sept. 17, 2009. He was on the transplant list for a double lung transplant. We were together for 32 years. Each of us had been married before when we met. We used to say that if we ever saw our ex-spouses again we would say "thank you" for leaving us. If they hadn't we would never have had the chance to meet.
I used to tell him I would go through all the crap all over again if I knew in the end he'd be there waiting for me. He wasn't a perfect man, but he was the perfect man for me! We always looked at the transplant process as a positive thing and never even considered the alternative, but his heart was working so hard to do work that his lungs couldn't and eventually it gave out on him.
I miss him every single day and know I will never find another man who loved me the way he loved me...just the way I am.