Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Six months ago

5:41 P.M. six months ago I stood in front of Heather, my right hand on her shoulder as she faded to her next adventure as she left this one behind. Six months ago today I was responsible for informing family and friends of Heathers passing. Six months ago today I walked my wife, along with my parents and her mother, to the morgue and kissed her goodbye. Six months ago tonight we came home, toasted Heather and watched the elimination night of Dancing With the Stars. Six months ago on a day very similar today cold, and overcast I lost my wife friend and partner, others lost their daughter, sister, friend, and co-worker. Six months ago the world lost a modern wonder.

I have spoken to Heather's father, Mary, and my parents all fighting back tears as we spoke of how long and how quick these six months have gone by.

Because of six months ago tonight I will sit with a glass of chocolate milk, hold Heather's ashes in my lap and watch last nights Dancing with the Stars. I will cry laugh and smile and remember the woman that I never truly knew until she was gone.

Tonight I mourn and celebrate Heather Alexandra Annette Henry Brown.

Just like me, the world has no idea of just what it had lost six months ago.

I miss and love you wifey and always will, the kids and I wish you were here.

1 comment:

  1. Hi Scott,

    I haven't checked in for awhile...beautiful post as always. I get to see Barbara next week, looking forward to giving her a big hug. Hugs to you and the kids.