The Ramblings of a Former Caregiver
oh Paula....May the Angels lead him into paradise and may God give you peace and comfort knowing that you did everything you had promised to do the day you took Richard as your life partner. How I wish I could be there for you.
I know that I did everything I could. I wish there could have been more. I miss him so much it hurts! Thanks for staying with me on my journey
I am so sorry to hear this, Paula, but I am glad it was peaceful. May God give you comfort in the days ahead.betty
Thank you so much betty. I pray for comfort as well. It is harder than anything I have ever done.
God bless you Paula. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. I am praying for peace and comfort for you all.Rancia
Thank you so much Rancia....
I'm sorry. I've been following along even though I don't comment much and this is truly sad news. I wish you and your family peace and understanding in the coming days.
Thanks Jeff. It has been a long and very hard journey. But he is at peace now. And I am praying that I will be able to understand
I am so very sorry for your loss. Even when expected, it's never easy losing someone.
That is exactly right
I'm so, so sorry, Paula. You are all in my thoughts and prayers, my friend.
Thank you so much Myra.
Sending love your way. Peace.
Thank you Allison. That's what I need now is love and peace
Paula -what a lovely way to look at Richard's passing. In your time of sorrow to understand how blessed Heaven is to have your beloved angel. May sweet memories and loving hearts envelop you in the days ahead. My prayers continue to ask for blessings on your family.
We have lots of really special memories and we have been sharing them all day today
Sending prayers and hugs your way. May you be wrapped in all of the warmest memories with your precious husband and the love of your friends and family.
Thank you so much
Dear Paula - With many thoughts - you've documented your journey for us so incredibly well - and I can feel your sorrow, and the emotions of my mother's passing are not far away ... the numbness, the shock, the surprise - yet knowing that Richard is now being taken care of by the Angels .... peace for him ... poignant memories for you - you really have done as much as was possible for him ... I'll be remembering you both and you in particular now that Heaven has another angel.I'm glad to read you and the family have been sharing those special times and remembering Richard each in your own way ... healing is laughing and crying ... take care and with hugs and thoughts - Hilary
Hilary it really means so much to me to have such wonderful 'blogging' friends here in my time of grief.
You both fought a long hard fight. He stayed as long as he could and you helped him live the last of this life In the living arms of family. You should have no regrets. Much love to you now and peace as you start the next stage of your life.
Yes, the battle was long. And it was HARD. I have no regrets. And entering into a new stage of life will be the hardest thing I have ever done......
Although you've been grieving this loss in advance, that does not minimize the hurt you are suffering now. Take good care of yourself and allow your family and friends to coddle you now.
No it doesn't ease the pain at all. But thank you for joining in to coddle me for now.;
You are in my thoughts and prayers. Love you my friend.
Thank you Cristy....love you too!
I am sorry. I know you and your family are missing Richard. It’s so hard! Peace!
Yes it is Lyndagrace....very, very hard!
Paula, My heart hurts for you. What can anyone say that will make you feel any better? No words, I fear will ever alleviate the pain you are experiencing in your heart and soul. Only time can lessen it. Always remember the good times you shared with him and he will always be with you.Jamie Dement (LadyJai)Caring for My VeteranBe Positive in Life and Writing
There are no words. Thank you for thinking of me!
Well, golly, golly. I've dreaded this day with you, and now it's here. I actually don't know if it hurts more to know that something bad is coming, and to resist it with every fiber of your being, or to have it actually happen. I'm just so, so sorry. I can but hope that you're stronger than I.
Thank you so much Snow for your visit today. It means the world to me
I just thought I would come by and say hi again, and give you my love, and tell you that you're in my thoughts.
Thank you once again. I appreciate that. I am trying to compose a post about my wonderful husband's passing and it is so very hard. I appreciate your thoughts and your love.
I'm so sorry, Paula. You were a wonderful caregiver and I'm glad his passing was peaceful. When someone you love becomes a memory those memories become a treasure.
Thanks for your very kind words Jeanette
Oh Paula, I am so sorry. I don't know how I missed this, but saw the mention on Wendy's post. I am so thankful it was peaceful - for both of you. You have been such an amazing wife and caregiver. I can't imagine how difficult this must be for you. I could feel how much you loved each other in every word you wrote - you will miss him so. Sending lots of love and prayers for peace and understanding. God bless you, friend. Please try and take care of yourself and remember all the wonderful times.
Thank you Lisa. The pain in my heart is incredible. Thank you for thinking of me
Peace for you both at last. What an amazing wife and woman you are. If i could help you carry this pain in anyway, I would. Sadness in my heart for you and your family at the loss of Richard.May your faith sustain and nurture you in the coming days and weeks.Thank you for sharing this journey with us.All my love Paula, always xxxx
Oh Lisa thank you so much....I hope to find a new journey to share
I'm glad he went in peace, and glad that he was so beloved to have you there. I'm so sorry for you and your family's loss. Please let me know if there's anything I can do. Much love, Paula.
Thank you friend....You might one day find me on your doorstep :)
My sincere condolences. I found you on this last AtoZ challenge. May your loved one rest in peace.
Thank you so much Tami!
Oh Paula, I am so sorry, he was everything to you and you took such good care of him when he needed you the most. I pray that I can be as brave and strong as you. Please know that I care.
Thank you Inger. It helped me so much to write about our journey and to receive all the love and support that I did from my blogging friends!
Hi Paula, I hope you don't mind and I know that you are busy right now in your grief but when asked for 15 of my most inspiring blogs I had to, of course, put yours on the list. I don't expect that you will have time to spare in the near future but I wanted to let you know that I love you.
Thank you Wendy! I feel very honored...maybe somewhere in the future I can respond and do my own list.
When I saw your blog title I just knew something had happened. I am so very sorry for your loss Paula. I can only imagine how devastating Richards death is for you and the children. It always struck me how very lucky you both were to have each other. And I am sure your husband left this earth a loved man. I will pray not only for him but for you and the children.
Thank you Jen. Yes, I have comfort in knowing that I loved him so much. He was the best and the greatest man that God could have ever given me. Thank you for the prayers. It is going to be hard.
Dear Paula: My heart goes out to you in this time of sorrow. I know I am a bit late. My family had someone in fragile health and my attention has been turned i ward for sometime. Nevertheless, I wish you moments of peace and strength to carry you through the times of grief, exhaustion, and loneliness for your beloved. I will will keep you in my prayers.
Thank you so much. It is never too late to keep me in your prayers. And I return the favor. I hope your fragile health issues are now solved.
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