My name is Charlie Huff and I am writing this letter from my heart with much gratitude. Thank you for helping me take care of my wife Norma in the final three months of her life.
I sat by her bed day and night making her joyful and watching her smiles of happiness every day. Sometimes she didn’t want to smile, and I can certainly understand that. I sang to her all the time; I prayed for her and with her every day. We laughed and had a good time together. I tried to make every day as happy as I could, knowing that one day I would lose her.
When you do what I did for her, you become so close in mind and heart. Norma enjoyed everyone that came to see her or help me care for her. They all fell in love with her and told her, “I love you, Norma.” She would smile and say, “I love you too.”
Words cannot express how much I appreciate all the ones that took their time to bring joy to my wife and me. As I watched her slip away slowly each day, it got harder and harder. I was holding her hand when she crossed over to Heaven. I was singing a song to her and when she said goodbye, I was flooded with emotion for a few minutes. I’m still not over it and I talk to a lot of people that have been through the loss of a precious spouse like I have. It seems that some never get over it and others get over it more quickly. I guess it depends on how much love each person has for their loved one. I have no desire for anyone else, only for friends I have to love me and for me to love them. I am totally satisfied with Jesus and He sends people everyday to comfort me. I could not have taken care of my wife without the help of all those who came to our home to show love.
Thank you so much, each and every one. You all make my life complete and I’ll always be your friend and will always show my love and appreciation to you. God bless you for being there when I needed you. Since Norma has gone to Heaven, I have been blessed every day. God puts someone in my pathway each day who needs a hug, a smile, or an encouraging word. Oh, what a good God He is! I cry because I miss her, but I feel like singing because she is in Heaven and I will see her again.
Charlie Huff is a guest religion columnist.