I lost my dear hubby July 21, 2012, after a 10 month battle with the very aggressive Glioblastoma (GBM) brain cancer. By the time we found out he had it, we didn’t have much time remaining to share.
We were the best of friends and I learned more from him on how to be a wife than I ever learned prior to knowing him. We were perfect for each other and in the end, I served and took care of him until he gave his last breath.
He was a soldier, a Vietnam Veteran. and a 20+ year veteran of the Chicago Police department. In October of 2012, 8 months into his retirement and 5 days into us rededicating ourselves to our marriage and promoting how wonderful the union of marriage can be, he was diagnosed with brain cancer.
That began our 10-month journey to living and loving until the end. One special gift he left me was photography, which he had a passion for his whole life. I became his eyes for him until he could no longer take pictures, but I also learned how to use his camera, which has become a part of my reinvented life as I write and tell stories with pictures and words.
I continue to press forward serving in the community and living life with a greater purpose to make a positive impact in the lives of others, especially when it comes to promoting the union of marriage and respecting our leaders in marriage.
I will continue to promote the principles of love and respect that I learned over the 15+ years I spent with him. I do workshops on RESPECT, which has been so beneficial in my healing process since his death.