shhh65 Posted April 28, 2008 Report Share Posted April 28, 2008 December 22nd, 2007 was such a beautiful winter day. My husband worked most every weekend but he was off that Saturday. He was to retire January 2nd...just 6 days left to work. He had eaten lunch and gone into the garage. I went to get a shower. We were taking our 6 & 8 year old granddaughters to see the new Alvin and the Chipmunks movie so that my daughter and her husband could finish some last minute Christmas shopping. When I finished blowing my hair dry, I was feeling warm and went outside to get some air. I decided to sneak around to the side door of the garage and play a trick on my husband. I knocked loudly a couple of times but he didn't answer. Thinking he must be in the back yard, I turned to look for him. He was lying face down behind the shed near the alley. I knew from the minute I saw him that he was dead. We were so close to our dream of finally having weekends together and being able to travel with our camper. We've been married since we were kids..just 18 & 19 years old. We had always been there for each other, faithful to our vows, and love.An autopsy was done because his doctor said "he was a healthy 62 year old man." His yearly checkup had just been done 11 days prior. The autopsy result came back atherosclerosis and enlarged heart. I still can't get ahold of why there were no symptoms. I want to go back in time, have a test to discover the problem and get it fixed but of course that is not possible. It was his appointed time. If it weren't for my family, I wish it had been my appointed time as well. The future seems unbearable.May 22nd, the 5 month anniversary of his death, would have been our 43rd wedding anniversary. Most of the posts I've read say that anticipation of a holiday is worse than the actual day. I guess I will find out. I've tried to post since January but can never seem to send it. I have taken comfort in reading the posts of others...I guess the comraderie of pain. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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