Sunday, November 15, 2009

my everything...

Four months ago today, at 8:38pm I lost my everything....

my husband
my best friend
my teacher
my lover
the father of my children
my partner in crime
my drinking buddy
my ocean breeze
my ray of sunshine
my voice of reason
my peace of mind
my soul mate
my pillow
my warm embrace
my goodnight kiss
my shoulder to cry on
my Saturday night date
my joy in life
my smile
my everything...

My name is Mari and I'm a recovering widow...

enjoy your loved ones fully...


  1. i am so sorry. i truly hope the process of recovering from something so devastating will - in time - seem meaningful.

  2. Amazing poem, beautiful eye/soul portrait. Blessings on you today as you live on.

  3. I concur with tobeginwith....Wow.....


  4. Thank you for reminding me to love. And sending some back to you, Mari.

  5. My heart aches for you. It is devasting to lose your partner. At this time there is not much anyone can say to comfort you but your words reach that spot in our minds that tell us not to take anyone we love for granted. Hugs Mari.

  6. you're so strong. i really admire you. xo kitty

  7. you shared this time period with such grace and courage...such a tribute ~blessings

  8. Great sentiment! Spent a lovely lazy day with the two most important men in my life today - my partner and my son.

    Just found your blog and became your newest follower.

    Holli in Ghana

  9. Oh, I love you Mari...

    Four months is such a short time to be without the love of your life... your everything. I'm so sorry for your loss. Losing Larry is my greatest fear in life. I love him so and life without him would be a cruel existence.

    Even though your eyes are sad, they are also deep and lovely and full of hope. Thank you for sharing this beautiful poem with us. I LOVE it and will remember it.


  10. Sending you lots of positive vibes. It's always so difficult to lose loved ones so I try to enjoy every moment I can with them while I still can.


  11. It's inconceivable in logical terms that life can simply go on in the face of such profound loss, isn't it? But I think in God's infinite wisdom He intended that so that we could know that what seems like an ending is really just a continuation. All those things you listed as lost when Gag died are still there...waiting...until you are both reunited where you will continue to be those things to each other for an eternity. Life DOES go on. Forever. If you believe. In Him.

  12. thank you for the reminder.


  13. Hi Mari. We only know each other, barely, through our mutual friend and my love, Philip. But I wanted you to know how much this touched me. And I don't think your words here would have meant as much to me if not for Philip. :-) Thank you for sharing your feelings.

  14. Oh honey, I'm sending you so much love and a big warm hug. We love you! xx