Saturday, December 7, 2019

Last Day Together




Wild Bill said goodbye to his small circle of girls early in the morning of Tuesday, December 3rd.



Our three daughters flew in as soon as they could when the kindest of hospice nurses came on duty the day before (Monday morning) and explained we only had hours left to say our goodbyes.

We will always be grateful for her advice that waiting for our long-planned family Christmas together was no longer an option. 

Tickets were bought, planes were boarded...phone calls were made along the route "just in case" and to keep in contact.

I leave you with my favorite photos of the guy who changed my life so much and proved to me that life can begin after 40. 

Our favorite song was "Since I Met You Baby" and I will always remember him when I hear that song. 

And hear it I will because a few years ago he made me a CD of every version he could find of the song, from Ivory Joe Hunter to Jose Feliciano!


Livvie's pack horse.


Henry chasing Grampy.


At a daughter's wedding.


Wedding Day, 1997



Thanks for dropping by




39 comments:

  1. I am so sorry. I know how heartbreaking it is to loose a beloved husband and impossible to understand unless you have experienced it.

    I send you my sympathy,thoughts and prayers. And please take care of yourself, it is what he would have wanted.

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  2. I'm so very, very sorry. Thinking of you and your family and sending prayers.

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  3. I'm so sorry for your loss. You loved him well! I'll keep you and your family in my prayers.

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  4. I am so very sorry for your loss. I wish I could give you a hug. I will continue to pray for you and your family. If you ever need a shoulder, please contact me. This is a group none of us ever wanted to belong to.
    God bless.

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  5. I am very sorry - my thoughts are with you and your family. You are a wonderful wife and he is smiling for you in Heaven.

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  6. A sad time for your family I am very sorry about that.

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  7. I'm so very sorry for your loss. Comfort will come. It just takes awhile.

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  8. Sincere condolences to you & your family.

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  9. What a beautiful post and oh so sad. I can't imagine how heartbroken you must. I will say prayers for your strength and comfort. I'm so very sorry.

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  10. I am so sorry for your great loss and glad that you were able to all be together to say goodby. When our son passed, I just had a feeling and called our daughter to come as quickly as she could. We were able to all be together also and it was a blessing..Take care xxoJudy

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  11. You and your family will be in my prayers.

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  12. Oh my heart is breaking for you all. I am so sorry for this loss especially at this time of year too. I am glad the Hospice nurses were able to let you know how much more time he had so you could all say your final good byes and hugs and kisses. That was a true Christmas blessing and gift. This will be a hard Christmas this year for all of you. Prayers for all of you as you grieve this huge loss in your life.
    Hugs
    Kris

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  13. I am so very sorry for your loss. The hospice nurse is to be commended for telling you what his condition was so you could gather the girls to be with their dad. Sending hugs and prayers...

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  14. I am so sorry for your lost. My God be with you at this sad time for you and your family.

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  15. Praying for you and your family. I am so sorry.

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  16. Rivercrest Cottage,
    Sharon,
    My heart goes out to you at this sorrowful time in your life, dear friend.
    May God grant you His comfort and His peace as you face difficult days ahead.
    I will be lifting you and your entire family up in my daily prayers as you go forward without your beloved, "Wild Bill".
    Pat

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  17. I am so very sorry for your loss. My heart goes out to you.

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  18. So sorry!
    When you are up to it, the story of Bridges and finding your husband must be intriguing and comforting!!! Curious!!!

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  19. I am so very sorry. Goodness, what a shock this morning. The pictures you've posted are so special and show what a good man he was. I know that song well and how perfect it was for you and Bill. You and your girls will certainly be in my thoughts. Sending you a big hug.

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  20. These photos are beautiful. I love that he made you the CD, too. That's pretty cool. I know this has to be a rough holiday season this year -- a lot of firsts you didn't ever think you would have. Sending love and light your way and strength to see through the season remembering the joyful parts of your great love.

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  21. My deepest condolences on the loss of your beloved, Wild Bill. That was so good that you could all be with him to comfort him and each other when he passed.

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  22. Oh my ,, I”m so sorry for your loss, I keep you in my prayers,

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  23. I am so sad, reading this news. Thank you for letting us know. He's off on a new adventure now. Praying for light for his journey, and peace and comfort for you, my friend.

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  24. I'm so sorry. I'm so very thankful that you were able to be together and that the nurse knew the ending signs. I pray that your will feel an overwhelming sense of peace and comfort in the days to come.

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  25. I am so very sorry for the loss of your beloved Wild Bill. My prayers are with you and your family. God bless you.

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  26. Oh I am so sorry for your loss.
    May God bring you the peace that only HE can give.

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  27. I'm saddened to learn of the passing of your dear husband. I hope and pray that you find some comfort in your grief during this Christmas season. Blessings to you. So kind for you to leave a good word for me. Thanks for your visit. J.

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  28. Sharon, I am so very sorry. As I sit here with tears rolling down my face, I know there are no words. I have no words. Hugs, Jean

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  29. Thanks so much for visiting me and also your email note. So appreciated. Please hold close during this season. I know it's really so very hard and I'm sending love and healing hugs through cyberspace to you.

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  30. This breaks my heart. I am so sorry for your loss. Thinking of you and your family and sending a big strong hug.
    Amalia
    xo

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  31. I am sorry I missed this earlier but glad we have been in touch. I will do an update on my blog this week. My heart aches for you- xo Diana

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  32. I am so sorry. What a wonderful man. I am so sad for you and your children. xoxo Su

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  33. So very sorry to read this sad news Sharon, sending my sincere thoughts and condolences in the loss of your beautiful soul-mate, and father. Godspeed on his new journey, until you are once again reunited in peace and love.
    Hugs,
    ~Jo

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  34. Oh dear, I just read this tonight. No words can comfort, so I send you a virtual hug. God comfort you dearie!
    Laura Lane
    Harvest Lane Cottage

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  35. Dear Rivercrest cottage,
    I just responded to your visit to my blog, but
    had no idea at the time you had just recently lost your dear husband. I am so very sorry for
    your loss.....
    Will definitely put you on my prayer list cause
    I can only imagine how hard this must be for you. Was so glad to hear that you could all
    be together as a family before his passing.
    Thank the Lord for hospice workers, they are
    truly like angels of mercy.
    Blessings of Peace and Comfort to you hon,
    Nellie

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  36. Oh my, my sympathy to you, I can only imagine the heartache. It was good that the girls could be there.

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