OT: Goodbye Mrs. Boxes

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  1. roadwarrier6171

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    God blessed you with a wonderful soul. Praying for you until you are with her again.
     
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    You were a very lucky man to find the one. May she rest in peace and you keep her alive in your heart forever.
     
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    I rejoice in her "ultimate healing" and promotion to Heaven, but empathize with you on your loss. Hang in there sir, and know there are many sending prayers of comfort and consolation for you and your family. My wife just went through uterine cancer this last yr, but thankfully it was Stage1, and they were able to get it early. Can't imagine what life would be without her. God bless!
     
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    Boxes--sure sounds like you loved her intensely and she loved you back with equal intensity. May you take comfort in this for the rest of your days, because there's not much better in life than having truly loved someone and being truly loved in return. That you will miss her so acutely is a testament to your love for her. My thoughts are with you in your time of grief.
     
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    peace to you and yours, Big.
     
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    May God bless your family and may she rest in peace
     
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    Boxes, a wonderful life having someone that completed you so well. May all the loving memories stay at the front of your mind. Prayers
     
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    I am so sorry for your loss. I will admit it was hard for me to read your post earlier this morning. It sounds like you had the kind of marriage many people can only dream of having.

    May you find peace in knowing your wife is waiting for you in a beautiful place. Thoughts/prayers to you and everyone touched by her presence.
     
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    Prayers for you and your family.
     
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    Sorry to hear that, I wish you the best
     
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    So sorry to hear this. Prayers for you, your family and everyone affected by this loss. Hang in there, friend.
     
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    Very sorry for your loss, Prayers to you.
     
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    I will admit I’m not good at this stuff, whether in person or on an anonymous site. I lost my Mom way too young and I practice avoidance when it comes to dealing with loss. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.
     
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    So sorry for your loss. Sending my prayers to you and your family.
     
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    I’m truly saddened to hear this and am so very sorry for your loss. My prayers are with you amigo.
     
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    Wow....she fought a good fight. Sorry for your loss.
     
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  17. HuskAir

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    Boxes, I’m so sorry to hear about your wife’s passing. I cannot imagine how difficult this must be for you. You have my thoughts and prayers.
     
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    I'm sorry for your loss. You and Wannie will be in my prayers.
     
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    My wife was diagnosed with Stage IV cancer in 2018. She lost her first husband and a child to cancer. I mention this because through it all her faith shines like Wannie's. Her upbeat attitude and service to others continues. She looks forward to life on this earth and equally as much to her reward and reuniting with loved ones in heaven.
    Bigboxes, I am unable to imagine your grief right now, but I'm sure Wannie's message to you is "All will be well. We will meet again".
     
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    So sorry to hear, Boxes. That post made my heart hurt. You obviously have many friends, and I know all of us will be here for you.
     
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    Boxes, do you have any type of memorial set up? and if so please post the address on here, some of us might want to contribute to.
     
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    Wonderful story thanks for sharing. So sad to hear about your loss. Always remember the good times.
     
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    So Sorry to hear my friend. Hugs sent.
     
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    I know there are no words to make you feel better at this time.
    My experience with the loss of loved ones, I'm 86 years old and there have been many,
    is time diminishes the pain but not the sorrow. Sorrow accompanies the wonderful memories
    you will have and I pray in time the memories will win out. It is just difficult, there is no way around it.
     
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  25. BradWesley

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    Very sorry to hear this. I remember you writing about her. Be well my friend. God Bless.
     
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    I'm so sorry. Prayers to you and your family as you deal with the loss of your beloved wife.
     
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    You are correct. I have been pre-grieving for over a year. Most likely a year and a half. I was trying to say goodbye and Wannie stubbornly held on. It was hard to watch. Amazing strength through Christ. I have never known anyone that suffered so much for so long.

    She was married at 24. By 25, she had a hysterectomy and had her last ovary removed. So, that was no kids for us. I am close to finishing the purging and have been going through her notebooks where she wrote her notes on her health. I had forgotten about her carpal tunnel from doing data entry. She couldn't work for two years after that. Whenever I feel that life sucks or just isn't fair, I think of Wannie.

    We're getting close to two months now. I loved reading all these posts again! If only we could be this united when it comes to the Huskers. :D
     
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    I am so sorry for your loss.

    I cant begin to imagine.
     
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    Prayers are sent... rest in peace Wannie
     
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    I think of you often, good friend...I NEED to ask you more often how you are doing. Blessings and comfort....
     
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    May God be with you and your family in your time of need.
     
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    Sorry for your loss. May the Good Lord be with you & your family & let you all know she is now with him forever.
     
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    Boxes, if you need anything just let me know...
     
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    I went and found the letters. Her letters to me. While I was deployed. Man...
     
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    You waited until the day before Valentines Day to return to this thread. I hope you know Boxes that you know how to make a grown man cry at his desk. Prayers to your entire family.
     
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    Sitting here on my couch with tears in my eyes also.
     
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    You think you are crying? I thought it was all out of me. Then I read her letters. You can see she already had my back. She forwarded correspondence from the university so that I would be ready to roll once I got out of the Navy. She's also writing of her anticipation of our reunion. That was a hard read.
     
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    Prayers .... and please continue to have US serve you with encouragement ❤️
     
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    Prayers with you my brother.


    Holla
     
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    Three months. I've been trying to move on. Now, having those "allergies" at work. Damn onions.
     

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