I was married 37 years to my husband, Clay, when he died on November 10th 2012. Over half of my life was spent with him. The last 6 years he was disabled with medical conditions, including frontal lobe dementia. The last 2 were the most difficult because of the dementia, which slowly took him away from me even before he died. Anyone who has been through this knows how difficult it is to watch the change in your loved one.
We shared so many wonderful times and adventures together and that is what I cherish and hold on to. Clay was my soul mate and with him I enjoyed sharing our love of nature and life and so much more.
He loved family and enjoyed time shared. Clay is the curly haired man with me cradled to his chest.
He loved to go camping and here he is in his favorite coveralls!
This is Clay all dolled up for a night out to celebrate our 1 year anniversary.
Clay had quite a sense of humor and here he enjoyed posing at Universal Studios!
Such a ham!!
Here is Clay hugging our first dog, Trampas. We loved animals.
He loved boats and enjoyed playing on this museum ship.
This is our wedding day, May 29, 1976. Left to right: Clay's stepmom Marie-France; Clay's dad, Chan; me, Rose the Bride; Clay the groom; his mother Ellen; My dad Harold and my mother, Rose.
We had been married 10 years in these photos above.
It suited him. It was almost a part of him. He was sad when it got lost after 20+ years.
He was my handsome man and I loved him dearly! Always in my memories.
If you love someone enough, you can still hear the laughter after they are gone.