This is part of my 31 Day Five Minute Free Writes challenge within a challenge. I will be linking up with 31 Day Challenge at The Nester's as well as at Heading Home. For a list of all my letters you can go here.
My darling Richard:
Each morning when I first awaken, I think of you. Before my eyes open it is easy to pretend that you are still here in the room with me. I listen hard for the oxygen concentrator softly hissing. It isn't there. I strain to hear you talking, mumbling, even coughing. But those nosies are gone.
I open my eyes and I look around the room. The hospital bed is gone. The walker and wheelchair have been returned. We have rearranged the furniture to be how it was before you became so sick. And you are gone. The room is full again and yet it is so empty. I am waking now.
I sit in your recliner with a cup of hot coffee warming my hands. You are gone. I watch out the window as the trees gently blow and lose their leaves. And you are gone. I rock gently back and forth and think of how I need to replace the chair I am sitting in. And I wonder if I will be able to do that. It's your chair! And I am now fully awake.
Another day without you in it.
Forever and ever,