April 1, 2014– My life changed forever! GONE!! But never forgotten! If I listen closely, I can still hear your voice and feel that last warm and precious hug! The last words you spoke to me as you hugged me still linger in my heart and brain as I remember them. The look in your eyes and on your face haunt my memories and bless me! I know you love me! You said, “Hester, honey, you just don’t know how much I love you!” Clyde, you always made it perfectly clear that you loved me and your family and friends! You did it daily with your words and deeds! You gave us so much love and so many blessings! God truly blessed us! You were a gentle giant with a beautiful giving heart!
In the last few years, we had some very enlightening conversations. We talked about the past and discussed events in our lives. We were both very open and honest, and our reminiscing brought us closer together. We talked about things we had never discussed, and it made our relationship even sweeter. I asked you about different times in our relationship, and you did the same thing. The complete honesty brought a sweetness and bond which comforts me even now!
Praying and talking to God has replaced our nightly conversations! I can no longer hold your hand while I fall asleep, however, God holds me in His Hand and comforts me. My memories of our talks fill my heart and give me comfort! You and I made a commitment on August 3, 1963, and it was for eternity! R.I.P.