Two Years…..Too Soon!

Hey All,

Today is exactly 2 years since my dear Terry left this earth and went directly to heaven.

Today brings back such sad memories and deep emotions that I was experiencing the night prior to the actual day of Terry’s passing.

On the night prior, I could not sleep and just laid on the couch and held Terry’s hand as he rested on the recliner next to me and continued to become weaker by the moment. The hospice nurse had visited Terry earlier on that day and let me know that Terry’s time was fast approaching based on the signs and symptoms she observed concerning Terry. It was so hard for me to a accept this ultimate fate… but I knew that Terry’s condition was not going to suddenly change and that he was ready to leave this earth and was at peace with accepting God’s will to bring him to heaven.

So as I laid there on the couch that evening prior, I held his hand to assure that there was still signs of life and to let him know that I was right there by his side and not alone. I listened carefully as I observed Terry periodically hitting his pain pump button to relieve any discomfort that he was experiencing throughout that night. My anxiety was extremely high and I could not sleep at all.

That next morning although Terry’s voice was very raspy and he was fading in and out of consciousness I felt so helpless. There was not much I could do but to be there and to comfort him to the very end.

That morning I was able to make a quick call to his mother so that she could speak and Terry could hear her loving voice.

Shortly after that call, I went ahead and did a quick video of Terry confirming his love to all his immediate family. Immediately following that touching video…Terry spoke no more. His head generally went further back into the recliner and his heat beat became shallower. For the next four hours which seem like a lifetime…I sat there right by his side..holding his hand so that he would know that I was there with him and not alone in his last moments on this earth.

At 1 Pm on that September 1st 2017 day Teery’s heart finally stopped and mine sank. The time had come and it seemed all so surreal.

Farewell my dear Terry until we meet again someday in the kingdom of heaven.

Love Gary

15 thoughts on “Two Years…..Too Soon!

  1. I will never ever forget dear sweet Terry! He made a forever impact of love on my life. And every time I sell a Terry’s Yellow Canary painting, I am reminded. It is one of my most popular. Has to be because of him and his beautiful spirit. Love you Gary! Thanks for sharing this with us ❤

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  2. It seems like only yesterday I read Terry’s very last post and his last written word “death.” It was a heart-breaking moment for me, and I can only imagine how it was for you, Gary, holding his hand. Dear Terry is always in my heart, and you are always in my prayers, Gary!

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  3. “The reality is that you will grieve forever. You will not ‘get over’ the loss of a loved one; you will learn to live with it. You will heal and you will rebuild yourself around the loss you have suffered. You will be whole again, but you will never be the same. Nor should you be the same, nor would you want to.” – Elisabeth Kubler-Ross. There will forever be an empty space in the hearts of those who came to know Terry through his blog. He will be forever missed and never forgotten. You have honored his memory by continuing this blog. Thank-you.

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  4. I can’t believe it is really two years since dear Gary’s passing. He lives on in your loving care of his blog – he would be so happy to see that you are living life to the full. Love K xxx

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