November 6, 2014 at 5:49 am #11260
Friends: those of you whom I met face-to-face at the CRCD and Patrol Classes heard of my wife’s cancer. I responded to another member of this forum about his loss as well. Well, in my life the inevitable finally happened: my bride has gone home with the Lord. I have started to post about this a couple of times (and have posted in a couple of other communities) but get weary of retelling.
As I have shared with others, it has been a terrible thing watching the decline of my wife and of my country. I am grateful that my wife is not going to be here for the coming events. She and I talked about this at length. Her greatest concern was for my coping without her. She encouraged me to go up to WV for MaxClass both to give me something else to focus on as well as to form some relationships.
The elections that just passed have given people a breath or two, a bit of hope. It reminds me of my wife’s incredibly tough mind and body that kept her functioning and looking healthy until VERY late in the process: it fed denial in BOTH of us. She kept telling herself that she was dying but had another good six months in front of her. Which she did…for a good while…until she didn’t. Just like what we see our (former) republic.
Anyway, thanks for reading. I’ll try not to bring her up here repeatedly but wanted to put this out. Max, F, DClose, Tater, and others: I’ll see y’all again, no doubt on that front.November 6, 2014 at 6:43 am #11264AnonymousInactive
My sincerest condolences for your loss. Take the time you need to grieve and to properly remember your wife. I find comfort that in the end I always remember the good and never the bad. I hope you are the same.
AaronNovember 6, 2014 at 7:21 am #11266Brian from GeorgiaParticipant
I am sorry for your loss. You are in my prayers.
3-4 Aug 2013 CRCD, 2-6 Aug 2014 CRCD/Patrol, 30 Sep 2016 Run n Gun, 1-2 Oct 2016 FoF, 3-4 March 2018 DCH alumni
Team CoyoteNovember 6, 2014 at 7:28 am #11267AnonymousInactive
Aaron. my very sincere condolences for your loss.
We all know she is in a better place now and she will be happy to know you are among friends .November 6, 2014 at 7:54 am #11271
I am sorry for your loss. You are in my prayers.November 6, 2014 at 8:00 am #11273SkittlesParticipant
Sorry for you loss brother.
"... rainbow colored unicorn farts."November 6, 2014 at 8:23 am #11277AnonymousInactive
I’m sorry for your loss.November 6, 2014 at 9:10 am #11281Joe (G.W.N.S.)Moderator
My deepest condolences to you upon the passing of your Wife.November 6, 2014 at 9:38 am #11288
You’ll be in my prayers, brother.November 6, 2014 at 10:12 am #11295AnonymousInactive
I cannot imagine the pain you’re feeling and the emptiness that’s haunting you right now. I’m very sorry to hear about this… I hope this video helps a bit..Celebrate the lives you lived together. Celebrate her, who she was, what she brought to your life and celebrate that gift. With that being said She truly is at peace and in a better place..November 6, 2014 at 11:22 am #11306JohnyMacMember
I am overcome by your loss. You and she will be in my prayers today. God Bless.
Freedom Through Self-Reliance
www.Unchainedpreppers.com/forumNovember 6, 2014 at 12:33 pm #11318BaldrickParticipant
Never had the chance to meet you at a class, but today you are at the very center of my prayers.
I don’t know if you’re religious, or a Tolkien reader, but this always encourages me. A different context, but I find the truth of it so warming everytime I hear it or read it.
God BlessNovember 6, 2014 at 12:57 pm #11321Mike HParticipant
Thoughts and prayers today for your loss. Even without having met you I will celebrate your lives together and will reflect today on all that this life has given me. Peace be w/ you.
Thanks Bergmann for posting a beautiful video…I will share it w/ others today.
"These are not men, but devils" --Colonel Francisco de Paula-Milan, Mexican Army, Camerone 30 April 1863November 6, 2014 at 5:38 pm #11340
I’m so sorry to hear that brother. We knew it was coming, but it’s never easy.November 6, 2014 at 7:26 pm #11359JustARandomGuyParticipant
Sorry to hear.
If it helps, at least you got some time together before she passed on. Better than with no warning at all I suppose.
"Time come Kimosabe, when good men must wear masks."
~TantoNovember 6, 2014 at 7:45 pm #11361
God bless. If you can find some solace or support even through this forum, I doubt anyone here would blame you for unabashedly using it. I say if it helps to talk about it, whatever the format may be, do so.
Stay strongNovember 6, 2014 at 10:35 pm #11383ThomasParticipant
Sir, I am sorry for your loss. Both of you are in my prayers. She is no longer physically present but she will forever be with you. Celebrate her every day and remember her.November 6, 2014 at 10:42 pm #11384
Thanks for the support. I really am just putting one foot in front of the other. Going up to our retreat tomorrow; it’s nice to be able to put on my gear and run around with a rifle without being arrested.
If I were not a follower of Christ, I really don’t know what I would do or how I would handle this. Ultimately I trust His will and that keeps my head in the game, even if my heart is far away.November 6, 2014 at 10:48 pm #11385
My condolences and deepest respect for you brother. I could not imagine my life without my wife but with her conditions I could very well be in your shoes and will need your help if it happens. Prayers are out for you and your family.November 8, 2014 at 8:31 am #11433CWParticipant
ApoloDoc, I’m so sorry for your loss. When we spoke about my wife’s passing, you told me something that really moved me and helped me to begin to get over the loss, and for that, I thank you from the bottom of my heart. I wish I could do the same for you, but I’m nowhere near as wise as you are. Just know this: you’re not alone. More people are there for you and have you in their thoughts and prayers than you think. God bless.November 16, 2014 at 11:29 am #11644AnonymousInactive
Sorry to here that Doc. After talking with you personally about it back in Jan. and knowing you were waiting for the other shoe to drop, the relief you must feel, knowing that she no longer is suffering. must be significant, and can only be overridden by the grief of your loss. God bless you Brother.May 30, 2015 at 9:55 am #17975TnMichaelParticipant
I lost my first wife in ’96 from cancer….a terrible way to go…she too was a warrior and fought the good fight as well. I’m happily remarried now, have two more girls in addition to my first two…whew! My heart goes out to you, the only thing that does help is your belief in Christ and time….God Bless you. I’m up in Tazewell area…I sent you an invitation to text me a while back, I started the land clearing thread….invitation is still there if you’re looking for a serious group to train with…we get together twice a month…three of us are Max alumni btw…let me know…865-660-0670
- You must be logged in to reply to this topic.