6 Months Already!

6months

Today marks 6 months since John-Marlon passed away. I truly cannot believe how quickly the time has gone. Does it get easier? Not at all. I can’t change what has happened, but I do have a choice of how I react to losing my husband, the father of my children, my soul mate. My suffering will not change the outcome especially since he is already gone. Finding joy in tremendous pain is an art form, a delicate and complicated dance, a gift that is God given when you learn to surrender your pain to him. My resiliency actually comes from a place of compassion for me because by surrendering THAT which I cannot control, I maintain an inner-peace for me, for my children, and in honor of John-Marlon’s legacy. His smile, his love for us and for life will always be engraved in our soul – gone but never forgotten. His spirit lives on!

To my husband,
Please don’t ever forget that you are still our protector, and continue to guide our children towards healing every day of their lives.

One Response to “6 Months Already!

  • Dear Kenia,

    John was my customer for several years. I was his Ashley Furniture rep for a long time and more recently, I made a transition to consumer financing and then visited with John to sell and train him on using my program in his store.

    I had absolutely no idea that he had fallen ill and that he later passed away. I ran into someone that used to work for him yesterday and I was completely devastated by the news. John was an amazing man with an extraordinary energy about him. He always talked about you and his children. I can’t even begin to tell you how sorry I am for your loss. And I so regret being unaware of the service or funeral so that I could have met you in person and given you my condolences and paid my respects to him as well. The world is truly at a loss without him.

    I read your entries where you describe his last days and it’s incredibly comforting to know that he was at peace and even cheerful at times. It doesn’t surprise me at all – I don’t recall ever having seen him in any demeanor that wasn’t in high spirits and always smiling or laughing. Thank you for sharing your thoughts and stories of his last days. John was a customer and a friend that I will never forget.

    Best wishes to you and your family. You’re in my thoughts and prayers.

    Michele

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