When I saw the WordPress Daily Prompt, No Time to Waste, I knew exactly how to fill in the blank:
Life is too short to forget to say “I love you”.
Thirteen years ago, the love of my life fell unexpectedly into a coma and was on the verge of death. (Many of you know her, Cee Neuner, the photographer, and have joined her blog.) I learned how uncertain life could be. Our story turned out to be have a happy ending, for which I will be forever grateful. (You can read about it here.)
Cee was in the hospital for four months, and during that time I saw a lot of families come and go, but one memory remains that speaks to this prompt. After Cee had been in the hospital for a few months, they brought a new person in to share the room with her. The woman had been hurt in an accident at work. She’d suffered a massive brain trauma and her prognosis wasn’t clear. Her body has curled up into a fetal position and she was unresponsive. Her husband was in tears because he had fought with her that morning before going to work. He said it was about something so silly he couldn’t believe they had argued about it, and now his beautiful, young, vibrant wife was trapped inside this shell. The last words she heard from him were words of anger. It was tearing him apart. If she died, he’d have to live with that memory. All he wanted was for her to wake up so he could tell her he loved her one more time.
It’s now thirteen years later and I still make sure that the last thing I tell Cee at night or before leaving the house in the morning is that I love her. I want to make sure that “I love you” is the final memory she has of me.
Hi. I’m Chris. I’m an introvert. All of my postings tend to reflect my introvert world in some way or another. Join me and like minded introverts for a special slant on the world.