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Love is eternal

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On February 21, 2014, my wife of 48 years passed away.  After being admitted into the ER on February 14, she died peacefully at Saint Thomas Hospital in Nashville, Tennessee. 

When events proved that the hospital could do nothing more for her, she requested all treatment cease and that she be transferred to Alive Hospice.  During the three days at Hospice, one of my daughters or I stood vigil by her bed.  Her oldest daughter was present when she took her last breath.

During this whole ordeal, I prayed.  I prayed hard.  I said,

Dear G-d Almighty

Show me a miracle.  Show me  your power.  Show me the power of Jesus Christ.  Show me the power of all the Heavenly Hosts.  Bring her back to me and her family.  Show me a miracle.  In the name of Jesus Christ, I pray.

Such was not to be.

G-d had other plans.

One night, which turned out to be my last night with her, as I struggled toward her room, I made this same prayer again.  Then G-d spoke to me.  He told me He has shown me a miracle.  The woman who was my wife for 48 wonderful, happy, years was my miracle.  Peace and tranquility came over me.

She was a very understanding woman.  She let me be me.  She never critized or condemned what I said or did.  She was truthful to a fault.  No lie ever passed her lips.  She was a loving woman, grateful for all that she had and never envious of what others might have. 

Her funeral is tomorrow in West Tennessee.  I pray that G-d gives me the strength to say these very same words at her grave.

Entry #33

Comments

1.
emilygComment by emilyg - February 23, 2014, 9:09 am
My deepest condolences.   Your post is a beautiful tribute to her.
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rcbbuckeyeComment by rcbbuckeye - February 23, 2014, 9:24 am
Your tribute brought tears to my eyes. So sorry and you have my thoughts and prayers. May the Lord bring you peace and comfort.
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sully16Comment by sully16 - February 23, 2014, 9:44 am
I am so sorry , you and your family will be in my thoughts and prayers.
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MzDuffleBagladyComment by MzDuffleBaglady - February 23, 2014, 7:19 pm
My prayers to you and your family.
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vannagComment by vannag - February 23, 2014, 7:21 pm
may god grant you wisdom .my condolences to you and your family
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Comment by bainboy - February 23, 2014, 7:31 pm
You are right, love is eternal. May the memories and love shared console you at this time.
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increaseComment by increase - February 23, 2014, 7:31 pm
I pray that God will comfort you and ease your pain during this time of sorrow.
You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.
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ToddComment by Todd - February 23, 2014, 8:04 pm
Gasmeterguy, you will be in my thoughts and prayers. I am so sorry for your loss.
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hearsetraxComment by hearsetrax - February 23, 2014, 9:05 pm
Private Condolences sent to your PM box

TC and remember you got real friends here and @ my other virtual home on the www
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jarasanComment by jarasan - February 23, 2014, 11:10 pm
Thoughts and prayers, sorry for your loss.
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Toney725Comment by Toney725 - February 24, 2014, 12:38 am
My deepest sympathies on your loss. May she rest in peace.
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rdgrnrComment by rdgrnr - February 24, 2014, 6:35 am
I am so sorry for the loss of your wife and best friend, GMG. I'm glad that God has given you peace. That is truly one of His greatest gifts. You will be in my thoughts and prayers, buddy.
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prosperousComment by prosperous - February 24, 2014, 7:10 am
Gasmeterguy, what a beautiful tribute to your wife. You have known a love that most people dream
about. My God continue to bless you and your family. You will be in my thoughts and prayers.
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dallascowboyfanComment by dallascowboyfan - February 24, 2014, 9:28 am
What a beautiful tribute to your loving wife my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. May she Rest In Peace.
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LottoVantageComment by LottoVantage - February 25, 2014, 12:06 am
So sorry to hear of your loss. May God keep and bless you and the family during this most difficult time.
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MADDOG10Comment by MADDOG10 - February 25, 2014, 1:05 pm
Gasmeterguy,
I just read this and I'm very sorry for you and your families loss. May God grant you the strength to remember your wife as the person you knew her to be, not as a loss but as another smile on your face. You were already blessed to have been a part of her life. Your tribute to her was very touching.     May she rest in peace.

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