Chapter 20: TBI – Closure

Reinventing Ann

IMG_0998 “Life is not about winning the race; Life is about finishing the race and how many people we can all help finish this race.”  ~ Marc Vero

I guess sometimes we finish suddenly, on both legs with working parts, and sometimes we finish slowly, losing parts along the way, but still moving towards the finish line, bringing along whatever we have left.  Pat finished his race on March 6, 2015, when he passed away peacefully in my arms with our children next to us.

We were supposed to have more time.  It wasn’t enough.  But when I looked around me at couples married a lifetime, struggling to face separation for health reasons or death, watching their pain as I bore mine, I realized that even after fifty or sixty years, they too will wish there had been more time.  When two people love each other and choose to spend their…

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