Counting our blessings:

Thinking about our 48 years together I realize we really had a beautiful happy marriage. Yes this is absolutely true: “Patricia and I  were lucky enough to discover that quiet, intense love that is basic to life itself; it is seldom found in real life. We had the eyes to see and the words to tell the truths that are most real to each other.” O there were stresses and tensions but nothing serious. Pat achieved what she wanted above all else: to be a published author. We have a son with whom we are well pleased and two gorgeous granddaughters with whom we are also well pleased. The last 10 years were perfect since pensions and benefit packages meant we had no financial worries and were relatively well off.. We had even planned and paid for a return to Nova Scotia  the REAL holiday Pat and I so wanted. Pat’s departure was in Peace in her sleep with none of the pain she so feared and she died at home where she wanted to die. She is in Heaven now waiting for me in our place in Heaven Christ promised.  Okay I’m feeling real pain but by not being called first I spared Pat this pain.  Only thing that could have made things really perfect would have been  dying  together hand in hand asleep in our bed. But it was not to be and now I wait in pain to join her in Heaven. Surely I can’t be criticized for not waiting patiently on God’s will  or plan for me and praying daily that God take me now to join Pat in Heaven. Even Christ on the cross prayed for death though He added “Not my will but Thine.”

About thebows99krug

Hi, I am Eric, a retired librarian. I was born in St. Michael's Hospital, Toronto and raised in the downtown area north of the Art Gallery, south of the University of Toronto. I went to Orde Street Public School, Harbord C.I., University College at the UofT and the UofT's Faculty of Library and Information Science. I meet my wife Patricia at FLIS; our first date was on November 15, 1968. We were engaged February 14, 1969 and married on June 21, 1969. Our family includes son, James; daughter-in-law, Erin; (both writers), grand-daughters, Vivian and Eleanor; and Sonic, a very friendly ginger tabby. My beloved wife died January 7, 2017 and our 19 year old cat Pooka died January 8, 2017. I would like to hear from any other class of '63 alumni of Harbord C.I. and class of '67 alumni of UofT's University College.
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