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It's been a little over 4 years since my Husband died of cancer.   He was my soul mate and best friend for 31 years.  It has been a rough journey going on without him.  I have made many changes to my life and I finally feel like I am going to be alright.   I am much stronger than I ever thought I was.  I still feel the loneliness but not all the time like in the beginning of this journey.   My constants have been my 2 Daughters and my Grandson.  They are the most important people in my life.   This March I was blessed with a Granddaughter from my youngest Daughter.   My Granddaughter is truly a miracle.   My Daughter was told years ago that she could never have children.  She became pregnant right before the breakup of a 8 year relationship.  Although the father of my Granddaughter is not going to be a presence in his Daughters life (his choice), my family has rallied around my Daughter and Granddaughter.   There is so much love.   They are both living with me and I had the privilege to be able to share the journey of the pregnancy and delivery with my Daughter.  As soon as my Granddaughter was born, I have felt the presence of my late Husband.  He is here with us.  I feel him and it brings me peace.   Although I will never fully understand why my Husband had to leave so early, I truly believe that he had a hand in bringing my Granddaughter to us.  His Grandson was his everything and he was the best Papa.  Now he has a Granddaughter to watch over.   

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Comment by Riley on May 24, 2017 at 7:24pm

Your story reminds me of mine.  My husband died 10 months ago.  We were married 39 years.  The loneliness for him is devastating to me and sometimes I feel I can't stand much more.  I have two daughters too and they are what I live for now! My youngest daughter had a baby after Mike died.  It hurts so much that we are not together enjoying this sweet baby boy.  And now my oldest daughter is expecting twins!  She had IVF.  They only implanted one embryo , but a miracle happened and it split and now she is expecting identical twins.  We are so excited!  If there is life after death and there really are spirits, I sometimes wonder if Mike has given me and our daughter a gift.  A gift of happiness wrapped up in two adorable babies for all of us to love. 

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