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A Love Story

Fascinated

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There once lived a beautiful nineteen-year-old girl. She was a nursing student in a quaint seaside town in the south of England. At a dance one night, she locked eyes with a dashing young man of 24.  They fell in love on the spot and, a few months later, they married.  They had twin boys, followed twenty months later by a daughter.  The girl turned twenty-two a week later.  

This girl and boy eventually moved to Canada where opportunities for a talented photographer were better.  The family flourished, as did their relationship.  They held hands everywhere they went.  They went on some beautiful trips together.  They loved each other.

The love story ended on Saturday, March 12, 2016.  The boy had to say goodbye.  He has cared for her for the past two years, and especially the final three months, sitting by her hospital bed each and every day.  Teaching the new nurses how to change her dressings.  Getting warm blankets for her cold legs.  Helping change her ostomy bags.  Kissing her. Loving her.  He doesn't know what he will do without her.  He is eighty-seven now.  And he is lost.  

My mum died last night. She was supposed to get better.  But instead she got worse.  

But, the truth is, the love story is not over.  Not at all.  He and I stood by her side and he destroyed me with his words.  He loved her.  He will always love her.  But he is lost.

And so am I.

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iweartanktops

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Oh friend! This is a beautiful love story. It sounds like your mom lived a full, happy life. I'm really sorry she's gone. 

Hold on to your special memories of her. 

I'm sending you love. :my_heart:

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MarblesMom

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Hugs to you, friend!  This has to be a gut wrenching time for you.

Wish there was something I could say or do to take some of this pain from you.... please know you are in my thoughts and prayers.

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Fascinated

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Thanks, @iweartanktops.  I wrote this on Sunday but somehow I didn't actually post it.  I decided to do so now. This, and the photo I just posted after this, will be the last I will say on the subject.  I thank everyone for indulging me and showing such kindness.

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sawasdee

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I am so sorry, for both you and your father. To lose a much loved partner is heart breaking. And whatever your age, to lose a parent is devastating.  You are in my thoughts.

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WhatWouldJohnCrichtonDo?

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That's a beautiful telling of your parents' story, @Fascinated. I'll be thinking of you and your dad. Much love and hugs to you.

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HarryPotterFan

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I'm so sorry for your loss! My thoughts are with you during this difficult time.

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violynn

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Such a beautiful tribute to your Mother and Father, @Fascinated.  I am thinking of you and your Dad, sending peace, comfort and strength for you both.  

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Myrtille

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Oh, I'm so sorry for your loss! All my thoughts to you and your Dad.  Hugs! 

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Karma

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How wonderful for your parents to have shared such a love story, and to have been so close, for their whole marriage.  But how heartbreaking it is now.  Thinking of you, your dad and your brothers.

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Tikobaby

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What a beautiful and touching thing to write about your parents' love story.  It made me cry.  Much sympathy to you and your father in this very difficult time. 

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Fascinated

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Someone on Thursday said it best: 'There can be no happy ending to a happy marriage.'

Thank you all.  You are, in fact, making me cry a bit.  But, I just appreciate your comments so much. 

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