Heart of the Home

| February 2008

Husband's last words still a comfort to her

There is not much romance in this 80-year-old lady's life, but it's a joy to my soul when I think of the three little words, 'I love you.' These were the last words I heard my dying husband speak.

He was quiet, a little shy, but a wonderful companion. Raising four children was a challenge for us, but also a great blessing, especially now as I observe their lives.

My husband encouraged our children to attend college and to live with honesty and integrity. We weren't wealthy, but we were well-provided for. Even though my husband has been gone for 25 years, I still see those provisions he made for me.

I remember the romantic times and the joys we shared. We had a good 35 years of marriage, and it's a thrill to my love-starved heart when I think of the last time I heard him say, 'I love you.'

Marshfield, Mo.

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