Monday, January 6, 2020

I have lost the love of my life.

I am sorry to say that on 11/27 my husband, John of 40 years passed away.  We were driving up to NJ for the Thanksgiving holiday with my family and he had a blood clot go to his heart and he had a fatal heart attack in his sleep.  I thought he was snoring, so I tapped him lightly.  I immediately felt like something was wrong.  I turned on the light and realized he was in distress.  I started CPR and called the front desk for 911.  We were all unfortunately too late.  John was my best friend, confidant, hero, lover and so much more!  I really am lost without him.  I am trying to keep it together but as everyone who has dealt with grief knows that sometimes you just have to let the tears flow. 

Christmas was really hard for our family.  The grandboys lightened the day but they were missing him too!  Megan and Ken came up from Georgetown, SC (they live there now) and they stayed with me from Christmas Eve afternoon thru the Saturday after Christmas.  There are many firsts without John coming our way.  We all just have to learn how to make new traditions and get on with our lives even though that will be one of the hardest things I will ever have to do.

John watching TV with Owen

John loved his family.  We always did everything together.  We are now trying to figure out things to do with the family that is left.  I know that John is up in Heaven looking down at all of us, watching and protecting us.  He was such a good man, husband, father and grandfather.  He also did work with the Food Bank, Habitat for Humanity and when we lived in NJ he worked with Make A Wish Foundation and the Christian Outreach Project at our Church.  He was always a giver.

I love you John and I always will.  You were the love of my life and continue to be in my heart!  I will always love you to the moon and back!  Love always, Sherri


bobbie said...

I am so very sorry for your loss ~

coffeeontheporchwithme said...

I'm so sorry for your loss. He sounds like a lovely human being. My heart goes out to you and your family.

Mary said...

Dear Sherri - your tragic loss of dear John comes as a shock. Both Bob and I are truly sorry that he died so unexpectedly and under such difficult circumstances for you. Although we never met John (but did meet you in Asheville at Penny C's home), we knew from your stories of life with John that he was a very special loving, giving and caring man.

We met up with Penny & Kent again just before Christmas - they live in Saluda now - and you were mentioned when we were chatting about that lovely blog party she threw. Little did we know what heartbreak you were going through. I'm hoping you are managing with help from your family and good friends. . . . . . and please know Sherri that you are in our thoughts and prayers at this time.
Mary & Bob (Raleigh)

Kay said...

Oh my gosh! I'm so sorry, Sherri. John sounds like an amazing man. I'm sending you a hug from across the ocean.

Mary (Bookfan) said...

Sherri, what a lovely tribute to John. Thank you for sharing with us.
Sending you hugs and encouragement.

Penny from Enjoying The Simple Things said...

Sherri, I am so sorry. I know you have made so many wonderful memories with John and those memories will help you through this so difficult time. xo

Bonnie said...

Sherri, this is such a beautiful tribute to John. I'm so sorry that your world has been turned upside down. Sending much love and hugs.

Katherine said...

What a beautiful and loving tribute to John. I am just so sorry for your loss.

Karen said...

Beautiful tribute, Sherri. My heart hurts for you. I have had my share of loss lately but can't even imagine what you are going through. (((((hugs))))) You're in my thoughts, my friend!

Ring of Kerry, Ireland
My husband, John and I went to Ireland for our 25th Wedding Anniversary in 2004. We had an awesome trip and we will never forget it. We actually got to visit our friends who live in Northern Ireland. We spent 3 wonderful days with them! The picture above was taken when we visited The Ring of Kerry. The beauty of Ireland is just spectacular! If you ever get a chance visit there.
Megan is my oldest daughter. She and Ken were married on April 12, 2008. It was a wonderful ceremony and reception!
Jenny and Kevin at their wedding 8/30/08. The wedding was at our home and turned out wonderful! Everyone had such a good time!