My husband Passed Away November 4th

Discussion in 'In Memoriam' started by jodistar, Nov 28, 2015.

  1. jodistar

    jodistar DIS Veteran

    May 2, 2004
    My husband passed away very suddenly on November 4th.....Heart disease.

    Just less than a week earlier we celebrated our 10 year wedding anniversary and went to see Aladdin in NYC, we were lucky enough to meet the Genie after the show......I will always treasure that time.

    My husband actually said to James (Genie) -- 2 big bald guys getting their pictures together and they both had a chuckle.

    Disney has always been really special to both of us -- We were engaged at Disney World, honeymooned at Disney World, I did the Goofy Challenge in 2007 (he was there to cheer me on), and of course we went to see many Disney Broadway plays over the years.......

    Unknown to him was that I originally planned to have our first family trip to Disneyworld in for our 10th wedding anniversary but was unable to save enough in time -- but I booked it for October 2016 (our children are 5 years old and 1 1/2 years old). While we were in NYC to see Aladdin (October 30th) -- I almost spilled the beans after seeing what a great time we both had but thought better of it because he always teased me for not being able to wait until Christmas Eve to give gifts.

    Now, I regret not telling him....

    I still plan on going with the children -- to celebrate life.
  2. My2Qtz0205

    My2Qtz0205 DIS Veteran

    Mar 27, 2009
    I am so sorry you lost your husband, and your kids their father. Gone so young. :(
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  4. Dan Murphy

    Dan Murphy We are family.

    Apr 20, 2000
    Very sorry to read this, Jodi. So very sad. God speed for your husband and prayers and best thoughts for you and your children. :hug:'s He sounds like he was a great guy!!
  5. cijay

    cijay mentally confused and prone to wandering

    Aug 24, 2014
    I'm sorry, Jodi and family. Do you have family nearby to help with this season? It'll b a tough one. Let me know if i cn help.
  6. jodistar

    jodistar DIS Veteran

    May 2, 2004
    Thank you!
  7. jodistar

    jodistar DIS Veteran

    May 2, 2004
    Thank you!
  8. jodistar

    jodistar DIS Veteran

    May 2, 2004
    Thank you......I do have family nearby, that helps greatly and I have good bunch of friends too that have been helping me out the past couple of weeks.

    I'm very lucky that my work had offered to do all of my Christmas all I have is the emotional hard stuff :(
  9. ziravan

    ziravan Welcome Home

    Apr 4, 2014
    I Cry

    I cry
    And the sky shows its blue sympathy
    Or clouds the stars from her eyes
    To cry with me

    I shudder
    And the world remains firm
    A hope against my soul-ripped heart
    My strength when I have none

    I cannot
    The day has no meaning
    But the sun still rises
    Even as darkness falls around me

    I rage
    And the world responds with beauty
    Unfair to whisper grace
    When grace I cannot feel

    I scream
    And the heavens absorb my cry
    And yet still responds with stars
    Even though my star is gone

    I fall
    And cannot think discreetly
    The earth spins undetected
    And so do I

    I cringe
    At casual conversation
    How can time move on
    No, I am not OK

    I plead
    For hope I cannot feel
    Grace I do not know
    They are strangers to me

    I know
    That life is unsecure
    And breath is as impermanent
    As souls are forever

    I live
    In uncontented days
    Along uncommitted paths
    In a world that no longer makes sense

    I sigh
    And the world doesn't sigh with me
    And time moves ahead
    And leaves me behind

    I yearn
    For portals between worlds
    For reaffirmation
    For a drop of yesterday

    I want
    The links to grow unended
    My path to not be parted
    My heart to not be still

    I am
    A link without the linkage
    A bond without the bonding
    A soul without its quilting

    I go
    Forward day by day
    Holding invisible hands
    That pray with me for continuity

    I hope
    That hope someday will find me
    And show me paths to meet me
    With hands that hold mine still

    I grow
    Not apart but abreadth
    Not alone but amidst
    Interconnected by faith

    I see
    That time is so uncertain
    That here is not not there
    And forever is true regardless

    Copyright 2002 Timothy Delasandro

    Take care of yourself.
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  10. kniquy

    kniquy DIS Veteran

    Dec 15, 2014
    Very sorry for your loss. I can't imagine what you are going through right now and there are no words that anyone can say to ease you and your childrens pain, but know that your husband will be beside you. He will watch over your children in the good times and bad. Lean on your family they will help you to be the rock that your children need. Now he knows what you have been planning all this time and i am sure it has put a smile on his face. This disney trip you are planning will forever be special moment for you and your children.
  11. PrincessJo

    PrincessJo Married my prince... now I just need a castle...

    Feb 15, 2013
    I'm so very sorry for your loss. My hubby is my best friend, so I can't even imagine what you're going through. I'm sure you'll be strong for your children.

    I'm going to stop typing now because I'm starting to cry :( I'm sure in October 2016 your hubby will be there with you.
  12. policycobb

    policycobb DIS Veteran

    Mar 6, 2008
    Very sorry for your loss. Prayers for you and your family.
  13. bianca

    bianca DIS Veteran

    Oct 31, 2000
    So very sorry for your loss. I'm sure the holidays were tough to get through, but I trust that friends and family helped you along the way. Although you were unable to tell your husband about your upcoming trip, I'm sure he'll be with you all in spirit and that some positive memories will be made. Keep us updated.
  14. wilkeliza

    wilkeliza DIS Veteran

    Feb 1, 2013
    My condolences. I can not begin to imagine what you are going through. There are just no words. I hope the trip brings some peace and helps with the long healing process of losing someone so close.
  15. ForeverAlice

    ForeverAlice DIS Veteran

    Mar 23, 2014
    So sorry. Sending prayers your way.
  16. jessicaerv

    jessicaerv DIS Veteran

    Mar 18, 2010
    I know this is a couple months behind, but I want to ask how you are doing. My husband of 17 years passed away on December 8, 2014 of coronary artery disease - we didn't even know he was sick. He had no symptoms (well, not that we noticed anyway, but hindsight is 20/20), no history, and was not considered in any of the risk factor categories. We went to bed Sunday night and when I woke up Monday morning he was gone. And I have a 6 year old daughter (who was 5 at the time). So I truly know what you are going through.

    I hope you were gentle with yourself over the holidays - I know they must have been brutal because they were for me. If you want to talk, feel free to PM me.

  17. leonb

    leonb Earning My Ears

    Nov 24, 2012
    My condolences also. I lost my son on Nov. 4, 2014, the day he passed he had been married for 6 months. The loss of a family member is a very difficult thing to deal with, but we can all be here to support each other.
  18. Indiana Scott

    Indiana Scott Bothell Washington

    Jan 20, 2009
    I'm so sorry for your loss.
    I can't even imagine the kind of pain such a loss would bring.
    My thoughts are with you and your family.

  19. goopysolelady

    goopysolelady DIS Veteran

    Jul 16, 2008
    Our daughter lost her husband in 2009 at a very young age also. They were married 4 years but had no children. My heart goes out to you; hard road ahead but I can say, from experience, time DOES heal all wounds. Our daughter is now with a very special young man who lost his daughter at age 4. They have that in common and their relationship begin with the sharing of their grief and has now turned into mutual respect and love. DD and her husband had honeymooned at DW and had gone back the year before he passed away. We had a family vacation scheduled the year he died but she didn't feel like she could go yet. My husband took her on a trip to the east (Washington, DC; NYC, etc.) and I went to DW with our other daughter and her family. The following year, 2010, we'd planned a trip with my sister and niece joining us also. Our arrival day was their anniversary. Her sister and her family went 3 days before us to meet with some friends. She purchased a small Eeyore (Waylon's favorite Disney character) and, along with a card, had it waiting for us when we checked in. DD was thrilled when the CM handed it to her upon check in. She kept it with her the entire trip and felt Waylon was on the trip with her. (As an added "bonus", the CM who handled the "gift delivery" had cupcakes delivered to our room with a message wishing her a "magical trip".) She handled the trip just fine; seeing her nieces enjoy the wonders of DW (as you will see in your children) made it so much easier for her. Wishing you well and encouraging you to stay strong with hugs and good thoughts :grouphug: but also telling you to lean on your family and friends for support. They WANT to help. :tink:
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  20. dvc at last !

    dvc at last ! DVC Member 2006!

    May 27, 2006
    I am sorry. Sending good thoughts and prayers your way.
  21. spyderskiss

    spyderskiss Earning My Ears

    Apr 30, 2014
    You have my condolences as I lost my father on Feburary 27th so I feel your loss.

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