It has now been 3 1/2 months since David passed away and left such a big hole in my mind, heart, calendar, home and life. I miss him very much. I have his picture by my bedroom door and every time I pass I reach out to touch his whiskered face - I can still feel it.
I have decided to have this blog and all of the comments and pictures printed out and added to the book I am putting together about him. If any of you have any final comments, thoughts, stories or feelings you would like included in this book, please comment on this post. I'm going to close it down the end of April and have everything printed then.
I hope you all know how important each of you were during the fight with the Deathstar. As a family we counted on your words of encouragement, hope and love and we read them over and over and we read them to David over and over. Thank you for your love and help. Our family has often commented on how we felt the prayers and well-wishes of our family and friends - especially the day of his surgery from the members and co-workers at the Jewish Community Center. I will never forget that day.
The Deathstar may have won this round, but there is no lasting loss with Jesus Christ as our Savior and Redeemer. "O grave, where is thy victory? O death, where is thy sting?" There is no lasting separation and no lasting pain where Jesus is involved - and He is definitely involved here. As Elder Nelson has discussed, the best part about death is the joyous eternal reunion we will have one with another because of the Atonement of Jesus Christ. I testify of Jesus' reality, His power and His constant love. Everything He touches heals and is made better. I know that to be true. This is what I want my final posting to be - my sure testimony of my reunion with my beloved husband, David and to be held by him again in a future day all made possible because of the Great Plan of Happiness provided by our dear Father in Heaven and secured by His Son, Jesus Christ. I hope some day to enjoy Their embrace as well.
My love and testimony to you all.