Wednesday, June 13, 2012

A New Chapter

It seems like our lives are like books, with many many chapters..Most of the chapters in my life have been spent with my  wonderful husband Kevin, who I met at the young age of 19. Everything changed on the evening of Feb 28th when he was having stomach pain. Who would have known that after taking him to the ER, that it would be the last few hours I would spend with the love of my life. After a very long emergency surgery, I was given the news early the next morning  that he didn’t make it…It was total shock.  How could this be, we were just out to lunch with a friend that very day. He had been out polishing his truck just that morning.  But it was true, he was gone….but he didn’t suffer. That was what I was most grateful for.

I am very lucky for what we had.  We loved each other very much. A day didn’t go by that he didn’t tell me that.  The last few years, we had been on the road traveling this beautiful country together, spending pretty much all our time together. That was a very special time in our lives.  We saw so many beautiful places and met such wonderful long lasting friends..

We have a  beautiful family..and we got to be together only weeks before he died. It was a spur of a moment trip back to Texas, to watch the super bowl.  Fortunately our son was visiting our daughter at the time. We celebrated my birthday and I asked to have a picture taken of the four of us.sullymack_1332404971_o

We are all devastated but at least we have  the  memories to last a lifetime.  One of his greatest pleasures in life was being a grampy to our five grandkids.  He was a kid at heart so he loved playing with them . One of the kids great memories of him is sitting on top of “ grampy mountain” !

We brought him back to his hometown of Winchester Massachusetts to give him an honorable send off.. He would have been so proud.  He loved being a Marine…

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As much as I don’t want it, a New  Chapter will unfold.  No one can predict the future. Who knows what is in store for me.  All I know is that I am blessed to have such wonderful family and friends and to have had the love in my life that I had.  I thank each and every one of you for getting me through the roughest time in my life.  I love you all.  I pray to God and Kevin  every morning to get me through the day. I know they will.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~Rest in Peace my loving husband~~~~~~~~~~

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Until We Meet Again~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~You Are In My Heart Forever~~~~~~~~~~~~~

                                    IT HAS BEEN A GREAT RIDE!!!

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15 comments:

Debbie and Rod said...

What a great tribute to Kevin, Arlene. He was an awesome man and will be missed by many!

Deb & Rod

squawmama said...

This was very touching and special Arlene ~ made me get all teary eyed... Hope you're doing ok and we think of you often...
Much love Donna & Ralph

KarenInTheWoods and Steveio said...

I was so happy to see a new post from you! Our hearts are all with you as you open up this New Chapter in your life. Hope to hear good things on this blog in the future.

Sandra said...

You have done such a lovely write up Arlene. May God be with you and help you through the tough times.

Elaine said...

What a beautiful beautiful tribute you've written to Kevin Arlene..we are so thankful we got to meet him and spend some time together...you are an amazing strong woman and he was an amazing man...god bless you !!!! You sure brought a tear to my eyes...

Hembree said...

Our entire family feels blessed to have gotten to spend time with Kevin and you...Every time we go to Defeated...Rick says something about Mr. Kevin, Mr. Mac and Mr. Chuck...We love you Leno...and we hope that you find peace in knowing that you had a special love with Kevin...Please come see us when you can...

Donna B. McNicol said...

So glad to see a blog post, I've been wondering how you were doing. Sorry to welcome you to the widow's club....it sucks.

Please keep up the blog as you continue on with your new chapters in life...we all care! HUGS!!!!

Anonymous said...

I am so blessed to have known Kevin, and I hope you find the peace you need to go on. I know Kevin would want you to be happy.

Angela Ritter said...

What a wonderful tribute to Kevin.
Sending you hugs.

LakeConroePenny,TX said...

Wonderful tribute to Kevin.
I don't know what else to say, except this is, as you said, the new chapter. Everything is for a reason.
Happy Trails, Penny.

The Bright's said...

I'm so sorry to hear your sad story. It's crazy how our lives can change so suddenly. I suddenly lost my husband in February 2007. He was in ICU following a motorcyle accident and there were complications that took his life. I had no idea it would be so devastating to lose my husband. It's a difficult journey and I do remember thinking the same about starting a new chapter. We have no choice but start that new chapter. Thank you for posting.
Sheryl Bright
brightswheelife.blogspot.com

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Jill said...

I don't know you but I wish you many blessings in this new chapter of your life.

JB said...

Great tribute Arlene, we will all miss Kevin, but will remember the smiles he brought to our faces.

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I was so happy to see a new post from you! Our hearts are all with you as you open up this New Chapter in your life. Hope to hear good things on this blog in the future.