Dear readers, I haven’t posted recently because I’ve been keeping a deathwatch for my dear and lovely husband. It has been a strange, disorienting time, with night turned into day, and sorrow alleviated by funny and affectionate stories about him.
Howard died this morning, holding my hand, in blessed peace at the end of a long and difficult journey. It’s rare for me to be lost for words but today I am, so my blog page is going dark for a while. I’ll be back, of course.
Here is my man in happier, healthier times. Already I hear him whisper, ‘Seriously, Laurie? Is that the best picture you could find?’
Deepest condolences and sympathy for your loss, Laurie.
Hard to know what to say, just sending love x
I am so sorry for your loss thinking about you all x
Oh Laurie, I was so sad to read this. I feel for you at this time of grieving. Your books have always brought the sunshine into my life and I know that one day the sun will shine on you again. Let the love of others comfort you.
That is very sad. I’m so sorry, Laurie.
I loved reading about your adventures together in Venice. My deepest sympathy at this time.
So sorry to hear it, Laurie. And glad that you were with him and that he had a happy, peaceful death. Soon you will be able to take comfort in all the happy times you shared.
So very sorry to hear of your loss Laurie. Love and hugs.
Sending condolences on your loss Laurie. I am one of your biggest fans, only learned of your bereavement when I went looking for follow up to Dr.Dan’s Casebook.. … I have just sent the latter to my daughter Bernadette who is by coincidence an A/E consultant in Russell Hall in Dudley. She will enjoy it I know . Renewed sympathy. May Howard rest in peace.
So sorry to hear this. My condolences to you and the family. Love to you all.
So very, very sad for you Laurie. You were there in his last days. Remember Venice and your love. I’ve just rerereread The Future Homemakers of America and am half way through Early Birds once again. Awful to think when I am enjoying your humour you are going through a dreadful time. XX Jo Maddox with love
I have only just read your article on putting your husband into a Nursing Home , so have had to fast forward to catch up. I am so very sorry to read that your beloved husband has passed. My deepest condolences.
Your journey seems to have mirrored mine, in some respects, so I had to just say that that article put much into perspective as I, too, have just had to put my husband into a Home and the guilt is unbearable. Does it ever end? 😔
But I thank you for your words. They will sustain me through the awful path ahead.