Tell Someone You Love Them
--by tressyanne, posted Dec 24, 2008
I just had quite a moving experience here at work. A long time customer came in and was sad. I asked what was wrong and he said, "I have to attend my wife's funeral visitation this evening." He continued, "She passed away from pancreatic cancer on Sunday."
He said they had been in Florida having the time of their lives 7 months ago. They had been married 25 years and spent a month there having a fun vacation. When they got back home his wife noticed a sore-muscle-type pain in her side and it just kept nagging her. She later found out that she had pancreatic cancer and it had spread into her liver. There were no warning signs other than that nagging pain and 7 months later she passed away.
He looked at me and said, "Honey, when you go home tonight make sure you tell your husband and other loved ones that you love them more than anything in this world. You may not get the chance if you forget."
My coworker and I cried when he left. What an amazing person to be able to come in and carry on with business just to try to make the minutes pass. He said he has turned to her many times to tell her something funny or to tell her something was on tv and she is not there. He said after 25 years you just know when and what to say to each other.
So, in honor of him, let's all go home and smile, hug, kiss and tell someone we love them more than anything else in this world.
- Posted by tressyanne
- Dec 24, 2008
- Comments (11)
Thanks for sharing this difficult story and trying to use a sad event to help the world!
Love u for sharing this story :)