Precious Moments

Tom-2
rose_long_stem_red(Editor's Note: Tom joined us during our Tuesday evening chat and shared his heartache over the lack of visits from some family and friends as his wife received Hospice care. What follows are his thoughts that his minister will read at Angie's funeral. Angie died Wednesday morning.)

Angie was the love of my life. She was my beloved, cherished wife. For 34 years, she was my best friend until her life on this earth came to this end.

Through the years we had many good times and bad times and Angie suffered many heartaches that could have done her in. But through it all we prayed and stayed, together and became closer each and every day as our love became stronger.

For the last several months I was by her side every day as she fought for her life and as we cried. I would not take anything in this world for the time I got to spend with her and all the precious moments we shared.

The other night it was about time for her to take her pain medicine and I was sitting next to the bed holding her hand. There was one of those precious moments where she looked up at me, straight into my eyes and said, "Hi Baby, I sure do love you."

In the past several months, even through the pain and suffering, there have been many, many, many precious moments where she smiled and laughed and I could see the twinkle in her beautiful eyes. she knew I loved her and I knew her love as well. Those are the store house of memories I will cling to until we meet again.

The one thing Angie and I could count on was our love. And when we couldn’t count on anything or anybody else, “We knew, We knew.” We could depend and count on each other.

I want to ask everyone here today: Don’t miss any precious moments in life that you'll regret to the day you die. Don’t let those precious moments pass you by before you realize someone you love is still alive.

God’s greatest commandment is “Do under others as you would have them do unto you.”

We have to treat people the way we want to be treated. But that requires that we talk to them, visit them, hug them and hold their hand through the good times and the bad times. I just hope and pray that everyone here will not let their life’s precious moments slip away.

All I have left are those precious memories of those precious moments to carry with me until Angie greets me when I join her in Heaven.

LOVE YOU ALWAYS ANGIE,  TOM

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