Today my heart is heavy, and I simply want to tuck under the covers and cry. Early this morning, before the sun broke the darkness, one of my Instructional Coaches said goodbye to her husband. She said goodbye to her best friend, her soulmate, her partner. She said goodbye to half of her heart. It is a crippling feeling to know someone you care for in agony and know you can’t take away their pain. I have been searching and searching for the “right” thing to say, even though I know there are no magic words. Then I came across this quote Winnie the Pooh, and for a moment, I smiled.
How lucky Melissa has been to share her life with a man she adored and who adored her also. Where many spend their lives guarded behind walls, Melissa invited Sam into her heart knowing that with love comes sorrow. And as he fought for his life for the last 77 days, she was by his side loving him more and more each day. Even though she is heartbroken right now, I think she is one of the lucky ones. She has loved someone she never wanted to say goodbye to. What more can a girl ask for?