This is the update I have prayed that I would never have to send.
At around 8pm tonight (Friday, July 26), Will passed away.
I don’t really know what to say. My heart feels like it has been ripped out and my world has stopped. Will is my love and will always be my love. I can’t imagine life without him. The beauty and color of life seems to have gone with him.
William, thank you for loving me. Thank you for sharing the last 12 years of life with me. Thank you for marrying me and being my husband. You made my life better; you made me better. I don’t know how I will continue breathing without you, but I’m thankful for the love we have that is more beautiful than either of us deserves.
Will lived an amazing 33 years and didn’t waste a moment. Everything he did was done with great intentionality and love.
A couple of years ago, we went to a poetry reading. Will chose this poem to share with the group…
by Raymond Carver
And did you get what
you wanted from this life, even so?
And what did you want?
To call myself beloved, to feel myself
beloved on the earth.
Will is definitely beloved, by so many people. The love we have been shown has been overwhelming. Thank you all for loving us so well. Thank you for caring about our lives and sharing in them.
Today is by far the saddest, most sorrowful day of my life, but I believe that it is the happiest day of Will’s. His suffering is over. His broken body is whole. He is with our Lord.
Will became a Christian his freshman year of college when he went to a service and the question was asked, “Do you know where you’ll go when you die?” Will didn’t, then. He asked many questions, spent much time reading and studying and he accepted Jesus as his Savior. And with that hope, that knowledge, that joy, he went out and loved and worked really hard at everything he did and followed his Savior wherever He led him.