Ron lost his battle early this morning. We did get him into the hospital after all, in the palliative care ward. Along with the cancer that had spread throughout his body and the blood clots, he had also developed pneumonia. I’m not sure which one it was that took him - it was just all too much. He was a fighter right up until the end though. He died very peacefully in his sleep. We had had many long talks and I think we had reached a peace with what was coming.
But I want to share some of what made Ron so special. I want this to be a celebration. The name of my blog is Ramblings on Romance so I want to tell my romance. To tell a story of two ordinary people who met, fell in love, married and loved each other for over 30 years – warts and all.
I think when we first meet the guy who we think might be “it” we give him little tests. Ron passed them all with flying colours. First of all and most important – I thought he was hot. Now remember, these were the days when long hair on guys was popular and having been raised by a father who was a CO for Air Cadets where long hair on guys was an anathema. “There was no way any daughter of his was going out with some long haired hippy freak!” I can still hear him saying. Well, of course that made it all the more attractive to me! And Ron had long hair – almost as long as mine. First test – aced. I said he was an open reader. The book I had just finished reading the night I met him was
To be continued
PS - thank you all for your comments in the previous posts! I've read them and they have meant a great deal to me in a time of sorrow.