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I am two years, 3months since I lost my husband Sal..And I just got home from taking my first vacation without him. As I look at the pictures I took on this trip, It shows the great time I had and the beautiful places I visited in Las Vegas. But the one thing thats different from other vacation pictures I have, is that empty space next to me. That "empty space" is so noticeable it actually takes over the whole picture as it takes my breath away. That "empty space" that was once the figure of my husband Sal, always by my side. I went away hoping to lessen the pain I left behind, but there wasnt a moment I didnt think of him. Actually, it made me think of him more. The sights he would have enjoyed, the restaurants he would have loved, the casinos he would have spent endless hours in (trying to get even, lol). I know its supposed to be about me and my life now. And maybe in time it would be less painfull, but for now its still all about taking small steps. I can only hope that as time goes on that "empty space" is filled with joy and good times, and I can keep our memories tucked away tight inside my heart, where I wlll always have that special place for him, til the day we are joined together again in heaven. So glad to be home...