Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Saddest day ever

New Year's Eve will never be the same for me.  My hubby, the love of my life, my soul mate and favorite person...suffered a massive heart attack yesterday morning and was unable to be revived.  I did CPR on him until the crew got here and they took over and continued in route to and at the emergency room and it was just too late.

Tim's body will be at: Oakey's North Chapel, 6732 Peters Creek Road, Roanoke, VA 24019.

If you are local, we will have visitation from 2:00-4:00 Thursday and again from 6:00 to 7:30.
At 7:30 after a brief prayer friends and family will have the opportunity to speak about how they knew Tim, tell a story or two, or just be there with us.

I'm holding it together for the most part (that's just what I do), but I have moments when I feel like my heart is just broken.  Those moments are few, blessedly followed by gratitude for the swiftness of it all.  We were absolutely crazy about each other and everyone knew that.  For his obit, I submitted a cropped version of the picture from my last post, showing the two of us together.

Funerals are for the living and I want to send him out as enthusiastically as he lived while he was here.

Thanks for everything.  I'll be back soon, I  think.

13 comments:

Countryfolk Keepsakes said...

Peachy darlin', I haven't stopped thinking and praying for you since we spoke yesterday. You did all that you could to help him. ♥
Tim may be gone but he's a part of you. So he is always near. ♥
He was our favorite patriot. He will be dearly missed. ♥
I wish I could be there for his service. ♥
Love and hugs,
~Peanut

vivian said...

oh my gosh... susan I am so so so sorry to hear this. wish I was there to give you a hug. Im so sorry you couldnt revive him. how devastating for you. so glad that youve had a such a good life together. that is a true blessing. You will be in my thoughts and prayers.
much love to you my friend.
xoxo
vivian

vivian said...

susan, would you email me your address please. vivianneroni@yahoo.com

Ellie VanCaster said...

Susan-I am so deeply sorry for your loss. The love you felt for him was evident in your writing. I will pray for you and your family for strength.
Ellie

PolymerClayTutor said...

Oh Susan I am so sorry to hear that. My heart goes out to you. All my love. ~Cindy

Tete said...

Ellie sent me over and I am so sorry for all you are going through. Praying that God eases your pain and helps you with every step as you do what must be done in the coming weeks.

ChasinRainbows2 said...

I am so sorry for your loss, I know you will miss him horribly. I hope time will lessen your pain as you remember all the wonderful times you had together. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Hugs

Jettie said...

I'm so sorry for your loss, may God give you strength.
Ellie sent me over.

Varla Lee said...

Oh no!! I´m really sorry about your "half heart" (how we in Italy call our husbands)I´m your follower since you had the old blog, so i´m feeling really sad about your loss. I´ll go to Saint Antony Church tomorrow and will pray God to give you the peace that you will need. My heart in this moment is with you, and you are in my prayers and thoughs. God bless you and thanks for the lovely post you gave us.

Peri said...

No words...too sad...miss him too...come see me soon.

Delena said...

My thoughts are with you.
Hugs.

Beth said...

I am so very sorry for your loss!

Beth

Parsley said...

I am SO very sorry. Prayers your way.