Three years gone

It’s been three years since Paul died so suddenly; so unexpectedly. Some days I can’t believe that he’s gone. Some days I struggle with comprehending the fact that I lost the most important person in my life. It just seems so unfair; so wrong.

I still struggle with grief some days. The loneliness and sadness encompass me and I can’t move from the pain. Although thankfully, those days don’t come as often as they once did and I have learned how to manage my grief; how to survive it.

I am now in a place where I can imagine a happy future most days. I can imagine laughing and smiling; feeling safe and secure; even feeling good about myself again. (And oftentimes I don’t need to imagine because I am actually happy quite often and I laugh and smile most days, too!)

But, no matter how happy I am, or I can imagine myself being, I still miss Paul. I miss his smile and his laugh. I miss conversations (and fights) with him. I miss curling up on the couch with him in the evenings and waking up next to him in the mornings. I miss holding his hand. I miss the kisses and the hugs. I miss having to hide the chocolate (and the peanut butter) and I miss checking ingredient lists for contraband (he was a vegetarian). I even miss him getting frustrated with me for not making mashed potatoes the right way.

Really, I just miss Paul. All of him. I always will…

3 Replies to “Three years gone”

  1. he will always live on in your heart forever….no matter how much it hurts. I yell at my chico dog in the air for leaving me, but its just the pain. I know a dog is not a person, but I never have loved anything so much as her…

  2. I can’t really think of anything to say except that you’ve been in my thoughts and prayers today.
    As for the state of your mental health, to paraphrase the great Toby Zeigler (Yes I do have a West Wing addiction); If you’re crazy then I don’t want to be sane.

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