My husband Al

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    Dear Shelley, Happy Anniversary! Of course it is still your Anniversary and always will be. Everything does get better with time, way too soon for you to feel different. I wrote the following which you may have already seen, at about my 6th month mark.

    Everyone asks me how I’m doing since you went away,
    With a smile on my face I answer, “I really am okay”.
    Matter of fact its very hard but I promised to be strong,
    Until the time we meet again, in your arms where I belong.

    In the morning when I wake, once where there was warmth all night,
    There’s nothing but an empty space and a pillow to hold tight.
    Our closet now holds all my clothes it still looks kind of strange,
    I try to make it look like more and constantly rearrange.

    When I’m in the kitchen and working at the sink,
    Many times I stop and this is what I think…..
    If Teddy was here he’d grab me to give a little cue,
    That he was about to hug me and say his, “I love you”.

    No more are the corny jokes that grew longer by the year,
    What I wouldn’t give now for just one more, to hear.
    When someone calls, your message is still kept on the phone,
    That way no one knows I am really home alone.

    When day is over and dinner is eaten by one,
    No more thank you-s for the meal well done.
    Can’t find anyone to scratch my back,
    There’s just a big hole here, a hole of midnight black.

    But, how am I doing? I’m doing okay,
    I know that you would want it that way.
    And I know you are with me morning to night,
    Still watching over me, that every things all right!


    Today would have been our anniversary. Wait, I guess I should say, it is our anniversary. I still miss him so much. However, I am so grateful he is no longer suffering. I still read this forum everyday. I feel so bad to see so many new people diagnosed. Especially the young. I pray everyday for a cure for this awful cancer. God bless you all.


    Dear Shelley,

    I am sorry that your husband Al has passed. There is little I can write that will ease the loss you must be feeling but I am thinking of you and your family.


    I’m so sorry for your loss Shelley. I lost my husband three months ago and know what a difficult time this is for you. Please take care.


    Dear Shelley,

    I am so very sorry to hear of the passing of your beloved Al, please accept my sincere condolences. Al was right about attending his best friends wedding and I am so glad that he was able to do so. Please know that we are here for you and my thoughts are with you and your family right now.




    Dear Shelley,
    I am so sorry for the loss of your husband, please know I will be praying for you and your family.


    Dear Shelley,

    You have my deepest sympathy on the loss of your dear husband Al. Try to take some comfort in knowing that at least now he is no longer suffering or in pain. There are no words that can easy your pain, but just know that we are all here for you. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.



    Dear Shelley, I am so very sorry to read this, you both fought a great fight and Al most certainly did it his way so there should be no regrets and in time as we always say, the good Memories will be the norm. Please accept my heartfelt condolences.

    If I should be the first to go,
    And leave you alone, my Dear,
    Let not your heart be lonely,
    Nor in your eyes a tear.
    Grieve not for me, my Darling,
    I’ll not be far away,
    With petals of love and tenderness,
    I’ll pave for you the way.
    To join me in our sanctuary,
    And ne’er again we’ll part.
    Grieve not for me, my Darling,
    I live within your heart.
    Take joy again in living,
    As you did in years gone by;
    God knows what of he’s doing,
    And not be questioned why.
    Grieve not for me, my Darling,
    My life with you on earth
    Each moment filled with happiness,
    And love so few be worth.
    I’ll be waiting for you Sweetheart
    Where skys are ever blue,
    With eager heart and open arms
    Patiently, for you.
    Grieve not for me, my Darling,
    May faith and my love keep.
    Your soul filled with contentment
    Eternally, I sleep.


    Alfred Roy Emeterio
    2-21-56 to 5-30-14

    Al was diagnosed 12-23-12. He chose not to have treatment after seeing his father struggle with chemo during his battle with pancreatic cancer. He was told his life expectancy was approximately 6 months. One doctor even told him he would likely die of an infection before cancer would take his life. From the beginning he told me he would live 18 months. I doubted it. He told his best friend last year that he would live to attend his wedding on May 4, 2014. Again, I doubted it. As some of you know, we did have some issues. The worst issue was his ammonia level. Once we got that under control, he did very well. He attended the wedding early last month and declined right after. On Tuesday he was semi-comatose. No food, no water, no speaking. He continued to fight until Friday when the Lord took another angel.

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