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I have 2 great kids. My son is 13 and my daughter is 9. My husband, Patrick, was born with Transposition of the Great Arteries, a congenital heart defect. In Dec 2010 he was listed for a heart transplant. He waited 15 months and 3 days before he received his transplant on March 6, 2012. He immediately started experiencing complications. He spent 35 days in the ICU before he passed away on April 10, 2012. We got 12 days together with him doing really good and having a healthy normal heart. I will forever be thankful to his donor and their family for those 12 days.
Blog: Everyday Morning
I was told that I am in love with Patrick more now than when he was alive because I am making him out to be the perfect husband. I will be the first to say that Patrick was far from perfect. Like everyone he had his flaws. We had our fair share of problems.
He was the type of person that broke things when he got mad. He would fly off the handle over weird things. He was one to make spontaneous purchases that used to drive me insane.
There are many other…Continue
I have so many questions I wish I could ask Patrick, but there one I really wish I could ask him is if he forgives me.
The last 2 nights I've had the same dream. In the dream I'm hanging out with the kids and a friend of mine. Patrick shows up. He's realized that he's missed a year and he can't figure out why. The last thing he remembers is calling me to tell me he got to order 1 flavor of every jello they had and he couldn't wait to eat. (This was March 28, he hadn't had…Continue
Today marks 1 year since Patrick's funeral.
Back then I never thought I'd ever be happy. I didn't think it was possible. If I laughed, I felt guilty.
It did take a while for that guilty feeling to go away. I knew Patrick wouldn't want me to feel that way, but it was something I couldn't help. No matter how hard I tried, I couldn't get that feeling to leave.
Then it slowly did. I would find myself laughing at something the kids did or said…Continue