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A Widow’s Watch

There were times I could tell that my husband was scared and so was I, to be totally honest. I can’t even imagine being a man who handled his busines, now having to depend on his wife for almost everything. A man that was totally self sufficient having to succumb from independency to dependency. Can you imagine how hard that must have been for him? I never stripped my husband of his dignity. I respected him as head of our house. He was still my protector. I felt the need often too assure him that I would always be there for him no matter what, in sickness and in health. I made sure that his quality of life was a top priority for me. People would ask me, how do you do it? I would simply say these words, because I love him. Love will place someone else’s needs above your own. As hard it was, mostly the emotional aspect, I would do it all over again in a heartbeat. #whentwoheartsbeatasone. One of the most difficult things for me was when I had to stop him from driving.

He reluctantly complied but refused to give up his keys. That was ok.

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