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I hope you all enjoyed today. I was afraid today was going to be a tough day but instead it turned out to be a great day. Spent it with my brother and his family.

I think today is a tiny glimmer of hope that I am on my way to being ok. Of course I still have a few more hurdles ahead-Felix's birthday is on Monday. Christmas. My birthday, which is also New Year's Eve...but I hope to keep this positive thinking and feelings to help me through those days.

Late last night, I was thinking back to very intimate moments with Felix and I realized that that's it...all I have are memories of those beautiful, private moments. We can never be together again. I will never feel those hands, lips and skin again. It hit me SO SO hard and cried myself to sleep. But I guess that was also a moment of clarity. He is gone and there is nothing I can do about it. Just cherish the amazing love he gave me unconditionally.

I am so thankful for our Six years together. I learned so much from him. We saved each other from ourselves. We made each other better human beings. He learned to love himself. I learned to love OTHER than just myself. He died knowing he was loved and knowing his love made me strong. And I will live on with his love forever in my heart.

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Comment by mrossman on November 28, 2011 at 5:28pm

beautiful.  thanks for sharing and reminding all of us of the love we had shared in our own lives.  I think it is so beautiful that he dies knowing he was loved and his love made you strong.

Comment by CrazyWidow on November 28, 2011 at 7:27am

I'm glad that you were able to find clarity after that storm *hugs*

Comment by Dianne in Nevada on November 25, 2011 at 10:08am

A lovely post, Ariana ... and I'm so pleased to hear that you are seeing that "glimmer of hope".


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Comment by Soaring Spirits on November 25, 2011 at 6:23am
How lucky you are to appreciate that you were both so loved... Glad today was good for you!

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