For Shadowlands

In the early days of my being on WordPress I visited another blog. Back in those days I am sure I fell upon the blog by accident since everything was unfamiliar to me. I remember reading the first post that came onto my screen. It was one part of a women’s account of her husband’s journey toward the sunset of cancer. Not only did I read about this journey, but while doing so I realized the bond between these two people was very special.

In the weeks and months to follow, Shadowlands has been supportive of my exploration of preparing to enter my twilight and I continued to read hers to be a part of their journey and gain from her some peace from her strength.

Her husband has taken his final journey and no longer will need to live with the constant, unrelenting pain of cancer. On the other hand Shadowlands will begin her own new journey. She has many, many wonderful followers that have been with her all this time and we will continue to be there for her.

I would like to dedicate this post to her and her strength and to her husband’s memory. Shadowlands my heartfelt thoughts are with you..


One thought on “For Shadowlands

  1. My dear Frank,
    Words fail to express my surprise and my gratitude for this mention of me, my husband, our love and his final journey. You, my friend, have helped lighten the load of this burden by being so kind and encouraging each step of the way.
    His loss leaves me feeling as if I am half of who I once was. My heart ache has no word known to me to express it. I can only say that he is at peace. He no longer knows the fog of narcotics, he no longer is deprived of the social and vital thing called food.
    He left this world in a manner in which I have never observed in all of my years of nursing and seeing death.
    He was “hugged” into God’s Kingdom by those unseen loved ones that were waiting for him to complete this journey. His smile was one of glorious release.
    I only regret two things. One, we wasted so many years being with other people and living life at half rate. Two, we were unable to have our own children. Other than that, I have no regrets for any word, thought or deed.

    Frank, thank you for showing me such extraordinary caring. I am in awe of you. I am in awe of your devotion to your mother and her care. I am in of such a caring and loving man.
    Thank you from my very broken heart….


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