Goodnight, Sweet Prince

To all my dear blogging friends…

I’d like you all to know that my dear husband, Byron, passed away Wednesday night, almost exactly two years after his cancer diagnosis. He was a courageous fighter, and accepted his continually changing condition with grace and acceptance. At the end, he was where he wanted to be — at home, lovingly surrounded by his family.

Your kindness and lovingly supportive comments on my various posts throughout this journey have been deeply appreciated. I haven’t been on my blog much during his decline, but I will now take some time to mourn and regroup, and redesign my life without him. I will return, before too long though, to my reading and to this blog.

With love,
Robin

32 thoughts on “Goodnight, Sweet Prince

  1. Lesley

    I am so glad he was able to be at home during his final days. I continue to hold you adn your family in my thoughts, dear Robin. You may redesign your life without Byron, but he will always be right beside you. When the time is right, I hope we can get together for a visit. Much love to you, my friend.

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    1. Robin Post author

      Les, you are so right. He is with me always. It’s such a comfort right now that we were able to make his wish of being at home a reality. We had an extraordinary hospice team that backed us up and taught us everything we needed to know to make that happen. Thank you for your loving support.❤️

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  2. Debbie

    I just found your blog yesterday and read that he was ill. And today he is gone. I am so sorry. Take the time that you need. He sounds like a wonderful person.

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    1. Robin Post author

      Thank you, Debbie, for finding my blog and reaching out to me. And thank you for saying that he sounds like a wonderful person…because he was. Your kindness brings a smile.

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    1. Robin Post author

      Yes, you do know, Davida, and my heart aches for you, too. Thank you for giving such caring support throughout this journey. My memories of him are indeed a blessing.

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      1. Davida Chazan

        Being in contact with other women who have suffered the same loss has helped me a great deal. I suggest that – when you are ready, or if you feel the need – you find a support group to join. Sadly, I’m sure there are many around you.

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  3. Diane

    Dear Robin,

    I’m so sorry to read this but, I am happy Byron was able to remain at home with you and loved ones. Life is precious, may all the happy memories sustain you at this difficult time.

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    1. Robin Post author

      Dear Diane, thank you so much for your kind and beautiful thoughts. Life is precious, indeed, and I want to always carry that understanding with me now.

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  4. The Cue Card

    I’m new to your blog and just a book stranger but I would like to pass along support & sympathies to you & your family … he seemed like a wonderful life companion. and I am very sorry for your loss. seek comfort in these pretty fall days. & those close to you.

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