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Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Goodbye, my love



Today is my beloved’s birthday. I contemplated not posting anything. I loved her so much, I decided this was a day to celebrate her transition into the beyond. She was the toughest, most brave soul I ever saw facing death. She said goodbye to us before the cancer took her brain in a way that would seem paranormal to many. Joyce loved us… me, Eva, and Jim around her, and her family. I won’t share more, other than to say she faced death with a dignity I only pray I can emulate. There are times beyond reality we can share the unimaginable. It is… unimaginable my Joyce is gone.

10 comments:

Charles Gramlich said...

The ultimate heroism, to face death with dignity. I salute Joyce.

Bernard Lee DeLeo said...

Thank you, Charles. She deserved better, but accepted her fate with courage I can only hope to emulate someday.

raine said...

Ohio girl.
Good, strong stock.
{{Hug}}.

Bernard Lee DeLeo said...

Definitely an Ohio girl, Raine.

Vesper said...

I wished I had read this earlier, Bernard. I don't think there are any words that I could say that could bring you any solace... but, please, know, that I am with you.

Bernard Lee DeLeo said...

Joyce was the best part of my life, V. Thank you for your kind words.

Jordan Summers said...

Bernard, I just saw the notice on Facebook. I am so, so sorry for your loss. I cannot imagine the pain that you are in. You are in my thoughts, my friend. (((Hugs)))

Bernard Lee DeLeo said...

Thanks, Jordan. The only thing that works so far is writing.

Jordan Summers said...

I'm just glad you have an outlet. Hang in there. (((Hugs)))

Bernard Lee DeLeo said...

I have my kids and grandson too, Jordan. They're depending on me. I won't let them down. Thank you.