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A new chapter in my life

Friday, May 29, 2009

May 28,2009
On April 24th George callasped at home and the EMS took him to the hospital.That night the oncologist told me his tumor had gotten bigger and the chemo and radiation treatments were not working and she was going to d stop them.She then told me she changed her diagnosis to 4-6weeks.On May 1 he entered a wonderful Hospice.It was the next best place to be other than home.I was unable to take care of him at home because of my own disability.Of course this broke my heart that I could not care for my George of 37 years. We had a great week together,with family and friends visiting everyday.On Friday May 15th he fell asleep and quietly passed into his new world.His prognosis of 6-8 months was a short 10 weeks,not enough time for either of us.
At this time I want to thank all of my Spark friends for their prayers,goodies,and well wishes,especially to Jeff and Pat,two Spark friends, who came to George's wake with their condolences.
I long to be back on my teams and threads.As things get organized and issues accomplished I hope this will be soon.

As I begin this new chapter of my life I leave with the wishes that everyone please live your life to the fullest and appreciate your family and friends always and forever.
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  • NASCARGIRL3
    I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
    4424 days ago
  • DEB610
    Merill,

    I am so sorry for your loss.

    May peace be with you.

    Deb
    4426 days ago
  • DARLINSUMMER
    Dearest Merrill,

    My deepest condolences are with you and your family. Even though we have never met in person, I thought of you and your George often. I am so glad you were able to spend the last days together surrounded by family and love.
    I hope that your memories can bring you some comfort and joy as time goes on.
    Much love,
    Summer emoticon
    4433 days ago
  • no profile photo CD3604344
    Dear Merrill:

    My prayers and sympathy are with you. May our Lord's love for you shower you with comfort and strength.

    I am so happy you and George shared his final days together in celebration of your love and appreciation for one another.

    God bless you.

    Hugs and prayers,
    SharMae
    4436 days ago
  • DEE107
    Merrill I am so sorry for your losing George. It is very hard and I know you are strong person. My prayers are with you and with your family at this time. Hopefully you will be back soon. Just take care of you right now and know that I do think about you often.. Hugs Dee
    4436 days ago
  • JILLYBEAN12
    Dear Merrill,
    There are no words to express how sorry I am for your loss. I'm glad George's final days were filled with love... I've been praying for you my friend and asking God to give you the strength and support you need as you walk into this new chapter.... May your memories comfort you. The love you and George shared is truly an inspiration and that can never die.....
    Take care and surround yourself with that wonderful family of yours....Your Spark friends are here for you.
    Love,
    Lisa emoticon
    4438 days ago
  • no profile photo DIANESNEWLIFE
    I'm so sorry Merrill. I'm crying as I write this, My heart is breaking. It's breaking for you, and for my father, who, I learned this morning, passed yesterday; also in his sleep. My dear friend, I wish I were there to hug you and tell you it's gonna be okay. I'm glad you have your family and so many friends to comfort you. Let them help you, carry you if needed, through this dark moment and into your new beginning. Know that you're always in my thoughts and prayers.

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    Diane
    4438 days ago
  • SUMMARAH
    I am so very sorry to learn of your loss of your husband, George. It is good to know that his last few days were filled with love and comfort from family and friends. Best wishes as you begin this new chapter. I am praying for you and your family's guidance through this transitional time.
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    4438 days ago
  • VGINNY
    Dear gentle Merrill--Time is always too short. My prayers and thoughts are with you and my heart hurts. I pray that God will grant you comfort and peace. I am here for you any time and I know that the team will support you in all ways emoticon God Bless
    4438 days ago
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    Merrill, so sorry to hear about your husband. With having a father that passed away from cancer, I know it is difficult. Sometimes we become selfish and wish for them to still be with us, but at least they are not suffering anymore. My heart and prayers go out to you!
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    4438 days ago
  • SARALOUOT
    Merrill, my heart just aches for you in losing the love of your life. I was just so grateful to read that he passed peacefully in his sleep. I lost both of my parents to cancer and neither one of them was blessed to go peacefully. My oldest daughter was with me when Mom died in November 2007 and she said it best when she said, "It's tough when your prayers get answered". I have been praying for you and your family and knew that things must have been bad by your last status update. I will be walking in the Relay for Life next Friday night/Saturday morning and I will light a candle in George's memory. I only wish that I could help in some way, but just know that my thoughts and prayers are with you in this very difficult time of your loss. emoticon
    Love, Sara
    4439 days ago
  • ADORNED2
    Merrill - Bless Your Heart - I am so Sorry to hear about your loss and at times like these - there are never words sufficient to express sympathy deeply enough!
    We have been missing you and certainly wondering about George and how You two were doing
    I Thank God You All had the lovely week with him as after the process of greiving - you will have some cherished memories - I also Thank God that He allowed George to peacefully Go to Him in his sleep
    As lovingly as you spoke of George - I feel he will be sorely missed; however You know one day you shall see him again
    Yes a new Chapter begins and I believe God has His Loving arms around You to Help You in the process - Don't hesitate to lean on him and in Your time I would love to hear from you - My
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    Take Care Of You and God Bless - Teresa
    4439 days ago
  • SONSHINEFEVER
    Merrill,

    I am sorry that your George has passed on. God has you and your family in his loving embrace. If I was in your state I would visit you but the best I can do think about you and pray for everyone. I am here if you ever need me. emoticon emoticon emoticon
    4439 days ago
  • SHERRY666
    Oh my dear Merrill...
    I am so sorry that George had to leave you........ He is not suffering anymore........and he passed peacefully...... I wish I could be there just to hold you.... and give you a hug....... But I am here for you at any time...... You have been in my thoughts for along time now...... If you need to talk or share.......Please get a hold of me through the threads or Spark mail......It will take time......... But things will get better........ Sherry.. emoticon
    4439 days ago
  • JIBBIE49
    emoticon I had been thinking about George, since my son, Nathan went through his third round of Chemotherapy. He still has a fourth round the week of June 8th. I'm happy to know that the hospice experience went well. I had read that the average stay is only 24 days.
    4439 days ago
  • -WISPY-
    O Merill darling, this is such a wonderful tribute to your dear husband. I am pleased he passed on to the next life peacefully in his sleep.

    So good that you have family and friends around you to comfort you at this difficult time. So looking forward to seeing you again when you feel you are ready to come back to us.

    Loving thoughts as always Wispy. emoticon
    4439 days ago
  • ADAMST3
    My precious friend...your beautiful love story touches me even now. ...to George

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    4440 days ago
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