I Will Bury My Wife Today

It’s four in the morning and I’ve been awake for an hour.

I’ve committed to trying to express my family’s appreciation for the great kindnesses shown to us during the past almost-three months at the close of her funeral service later in the day.

But about all I can think of, over and over, is that single sobering sentence:

I will bury my wife today.

I will bury my wife today.

I will bury my wife today.

13 thoughts on “I Will Bury My Wife Today

  1. I lost my wife Dawn to Breast cancer 16 years ago. I understand the pain that you are feeling right now. If you need someone to talk to, I am here.

  2. I am so very sorry for you, dear brother and want to make sure that you know that I will be saying many prayers for you and your family today. May our God give you comfort and may you find so much strength in your Pleasant Valley family today. My love to you.

  3. Causes me to flashback to that day I buried my wife Ellen. There is nothing that anyone can say that will change anything Keith. Even so, I am reminded of a phrase that a friend wrote to me so many years ago that I remember to this day. He wrote that heaven is a bit more glorious because Ellen is there. Heaven shines a bit brighter today. Our loss is heaven’s gain. Know that I am praying at every thought of you.

  4. I don’t know you personally but we have a lot of friends in common. My heart breaks for you and your family. I know all too well the heartbreak of Pancreatic Cancer–I lost both my beloved Mother and my maternal Grandfather to this wretched disease. I am sure unless great strides are made that one day my husband and daughter will be in the same situation that you find yourself in today. I pray that The Great Comforter will give you peace that only He can provide and that your family and friends will continue to uphold you in the coming days and years! I will continue to pray for your daughter that she will be able to handle this tragic loss of her Mom.

  5. It’s been many years since we’ve seen each other, yet my heart is broken at your loss. I pray for comfort and peace and strength as you try to lead your family through this. May God bless you.

  6. Dear Keith, In 1964 I was writing a friend, Brad Brumley, a minister and co-worker with his wife, Betty. They traveled and gave workshops on teaching children’s classes. She was driving and was killed in a car accident—but he was spared although hospitialized for many months he lived. I wrote of what she had meant to all of us and pointed out that she had done more true living in her short life than many people who lived to be 100. She touched and blessed so many lives. So has Angie. Memories of a wonderful life well lived is a legacy to bring comfort.

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