I am sharing this picture of my beautiful and amazing wife as a loving tribute to her, having just lost her a few short days ago on February 18th, 2021. Cynthia was an incredible human being in every sense of the word. I met her at a Halloween party way back in 1983 and we soon fell madly in love. I certainly got the treat of my life on that most special Halloween, no tricks here.
We soon started a family, raised two wonderful kids, and together, lived through all the various up and downs that most families experience over a lifetime. We had our good days and occasional bad days, but throughout, our love and devotion to one another only blossomed and grew stronger with each and every passing year.
Cynthia was the air that I breathed, my best friend, my most ardent and loyal supporter and she allowed me to follow all my dreams. Meanwhile, she had trained as a neonatal nurse, but then left the field to help manage her dad’s heating oil company and stayed loyal to him until he eventually retired. She was the oldest of four sisters and was a devoted big sister to them all.
More recently she spent her time helping her elderly parents and was a tireless advocate for their care. (Ironically, her dad died one week after my beloved wife did, so I’d like to think that she called him home to heaven.) Throughout all the years that I had the major privilege and unbelievable fortune to have her as my soulmate, she always put the needs and concerns of others far ahead of her own, and never once complained that she was too tired to help a friend or even a complete stranger.
But, a few days ago, her constant and tireless efforts to help others finally caught up with her. And what we thought was just a simple stomach virus was actually far more serious. And by the time we had figured things out, it was way too late and no power on earth could save her. That afternoon, I lost my entire world and my “kids” lost their best friend in the world. I know that I will never meet another woman like her even if I lived forever and had all eternity to look; she was just that special.
I love you my angel and we will never be the same without you. Sleep with the angels and keep my spot warm, as I know you certainly will. If there is a loving God, we’ll meet again.😇🥰😍😢