Time doesn't heal, i'll forever love and miss her
by ian millthorpe
I lost my wife and mother to our eight children to breast cancer three years ago and still I cry each night. I met my Wife Angie when we were just both fourteen years old, she was my first and only love and I've loved her with all my heart from the first day we met, Angie loved children and soon as we married she asked if we could start a large family and coming from a family of eight, I loved the idea! in 1991 Angie gave birth to our third son Reece, twelve month later she found a lump in her breast, she had breast cancer at the age of thirty, after a mastectomy and a five year course of drugs she was given the all clear, the first thing she asked for was to continue with our wish to have a large family, Angie gave birth to our eighth child Ella rose in June 2007, six months later she cancer we thought she had beaten returned and tore our world apart, Angie lost her battle in October 2010 leaving me to raise our five youngest children aged from ten to three years old on my own, in the last weeks of her life she told me I should move on after her death, and that if I should meet someone else I had her blessing, but three years later I still don't want anyone else in my life, I still feel that love for Angie and always will, all I want in life now is to create a life for our children that would make Angie proud, me and our children have become closer than ever but I still find it hard looking at our children without welling up at what they've lost, I never want our children to ever forget just how much she loved them so I wrote a book and was surprised when I got it published! Every one tells me how proud Angie would be of the book, i hope so because that's all I want to do in life, make her proud, The book is called MUM'S WAY and looking at the reviews, some people have wrote that it as helped them move forward after loosing a loved one to cancer, I really hope it does, because i'm sure you all know just how overwhelming grief can be.