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Tuesday, January 31, 2012

My Sweet William has passed....

My sweet husband passed on January 26th at 5:15pm last Thursday.  I was right with him until the end and he held my hand right to the last.  He was so strong and did not want to give up but he died an agonizing death over a 12 hour period.

I gave in and had Hospice come in the last 3 days as I could no longer lift him, etc.  They were wonderful and I cannot say enough about them!  They did not take his care out of my care but were so supportive and provided all the necessary supplies that I needed to care for my wonderful husband.  He bonded with them also in such a short time and they wept when he passed.

Bill loved life so much and enjoyed all the simple pleasures, fishing, camping, woodworking ad infinitum.  He was a very special person.  He has left a great legacy to our children and grandchildren of how to live an honorable Christian life.  All of our hearts are so heavy and my house is soooo empty.  But even in silence, the Lord and Bill are comforting me.  I am surrounded with their love.

Thanks to all of you who have followed his 7 yr. journey through Multiple Myeloma.  You will never know how much you helped me when I was sad and lonely, had a question, needed a verbal pat and hug, etc.  I am very grateful to all of you.

Love, Kerrie


Amy said...

I just thought of you yesterday and wondered how things were going. What a beautiful tribute you've shared here of words and pictures to your beloved. Hospice is such a blessing in those final days. I know that the Lord is near and comforting you through this loss. Praying during your time of grieving and transition, Kerrie.

Marydon said...

God be with you sweet precious friend.
We love you ~
Marydon & Harold

Chatty Crone said...

I have been thinking and praying for you. I am so sorry he struggle there at the end - did they have morphine for him.

Your whole blog has been with the myeloma? I hope you write and continue on.


Donna said...

Kerrie, I am so sorry to hear this sad news. Please know my thoughts and prayers are with you. I know you are missing him.

With deepest sympathy,

Lady Jane said...

My prayers are with you at this moment of your loss. William's suffering is now over and he is with our Lord. God Bless you. LJ

Needled Mom said...

I'm still praying for you and your family, Kerrie. It was nice to see that you had some time to do a post. Hugs.

welcome to my world of poetry said...

Words can't express what I feel.
William is at peace now and he knew you were there to the very end.
My prayers are with you and family and friends God bless you Kerrie.


Donna said...

Sweet Kerrie,
You have been on my mind the last few days. I know your heart is hurting. I try to remember that God will not give us more than we can handle.
Praying for you and your family.

Gloria said...

Oh Kerrie, I am so very sorry. My heart is saddened so to learn this. You are a very strong person to be able to let us know. Please be aware that my heart is with you, I cry too because it saddens me so much. I will say a prayer and send you strength. ::hugs:: to you and God Bless You. Your husband is at peace and is still and always be with you.

Shirley said...

Kerrie, My thoughts and prayers will be with you. I can relate to quite a bit of what you are going through. I am a primary caregiver of my hubby and was of his mother until her death.He is an only child. Hospice is wonderful.They are there for you afterwards to listen to you if that is what is needed. Just however they can help you. The people who are with you are god sent and they do cry with you. I am glad that I found you blog and will be back Hugs from Missouri Take care

Beverly said...

I know your heart is hurting. Please know that I am holding you in mine. I hope you can feel some comfort.

Love to you from me, dear Kerrie.♥

Jennifer said...

Sweet Kerrie, praying for you to feel His comforting Presence wrapped around you now. I am so glad Bill was home and you were by his side to the end though I am certain his suffering was agonizing for your wife's heart. What a comfort you were to him! Praying for all your family to draw close to each other and to God as He heals your heavy hearts, my friend. (((hugs))) and love to you, Kerrie.

pattas said...

Dearest Kerrie,
How heavy your heart must be at this time..
Please know you are in our thoughts and prayers..
Hugs pat in tas ..

Buttercup said...

Sweet Kerrie, sending hugs and love to you and hugs and hugs to you across the miles!

One pair of Hands said...

I'm so sad for you Kerrie. It's so painful to loose someone so precious. I pray for your continued strength.

Elsie - Melbourne, Australia

Thistle Cove Farm said...

Dear Kerrie - you're in my thoughts and prayers; it's such a bittersweet time...home leaving and home going.