PRYR RQST I lost the love of my life..........

Signwatcher

Veteran Member
Some of you may know or recall me talking about my girl friend of 14 years Lori..............who developed ALS after about 9 years into our relationship.

In the recent months it has progressed quickly and today 7-31-20 she passed away in the nursing home she was at...........I saw her the week before and two days ago by special permission of the home.

We met in 2006 when I was 52 and she was 48.......and instantly knew we should be together........it took many years for us to work out our financial situations to the point where we could get married and just about that time is when the ALS appeared as a slight limp in her walk......at that point I dedicated the rest of her remaining days to helping as much as a could until she had to go to a nursing home.........she was never bitter........always wonderful, caring and loving to me and everyone she met until the end.

She once told me that if she could live one year over again it would be the first year we met, I said even over the years of having children?..............she said yes I meant that much to her...........

The last time I saw her she would still light up at my voice and was still aware of our life and love.....My final words to her were....."When I think about you it makes me glad I was born"...........she smiled and mumbled "wonderful" and then closed her eyes and we said our final goodbye that way........

......as sweet and decent of a person as she was stunningly beautiful.......... she will be cremated and her children and I will receive some of those ashes.........I will also get a lock of her hair she wanted me to have...........and that will go with me to my grave someday with some other artifacts I have from her.

So now the day I dreaded and feared has come and she's gone............and I'm heart broken beyond belief right now and will miss her immensely for the rest of my life.

Thank you for your time everyone.........and may the rest of your days be many and joyous with the time you have left on Earth.
Words can't suffice at such a time as this... lifting you up in thought and prayers. You were blessed to have each other.
 

Tristan

Veteran Member
My deepest condolences, PghPanther.

I hope the memories of your time together will be a profound comfort for you.

Heal well, friend.
 

PghPanther

Veteran Member
I think I can do this now as I have a format I can attach........here are the slides from my pictorial honoring the life of Lori and the life we had together............
 

Attachments

Raggedyman

Res ipsa loquitur
PghP
wonderfully done slide presentation honoring Lori; thank you for sharing it here with us. it can easily be seen that she was as beautiful on the inside as she was outwardly.
 

PghPanther

Veteran Member
PghP
wonderfully done slide presentation honoring Lori; thank you for sharing it here with us. it can easily be seen that she was as beautiful on the inside as she was outwardly.
Thank you for such kind words........ I have tried to do justice of how special she was and tell of the dignity I wanted to give her as a human being near the end of her life with my visits.
 

PghPanther

Veteran Member
Loved the pictures. She's beautiful.
When I met her at 48 yrs of age..........I just was floored how someone could look like that at that age yet it was immediately replaced by how wonderful she was ..............I could have fallen in love with her if I was blind............thanks for the kind observation.
 

Babs

Veteran Member
I am so sorry and sad to hear about your tremendous loss. Praying that God will comfort you.
 

abby normal

Contributing Member
My brother, prayers for you, I am so sorry to hear this news. May God keep you under His wing and keep you lifted up, as well as the family.
 
Top