March 28, 2012
At 11:35 yesterday morning, the world lost one of the best and brightest and bravest of its men. He was surrounded by people who adore him, and he was a testament of strength and true love until his very last breath. I am forever humbled to have known him, to have been a part of his life, and to have been a part of his death. Edd, thank you for teaching me true selfless love even in the face of cancer and more suffering than most people can imagine. You lost a lot of things—almost everything—but you didn’t lose yourself. Cancer couldn’t take YOU. And it never will.
At 5:07 yesterday evening, our 15 year old family dachshund, Nicky, went to be with Edd. They were best buddies, and it seemed appropriate that they go on the same day. Even so, my heart is broken into a million tiny pieces. A chapter has ended… a long and hard one, but full of characters I truly loved. I’ll miss those two more than I can express.
For the rest of my life I’ll strive to be someone like Edd, and I’ll strive to be the girl he always thought I was. Rest in peace, Edd and Nicky, and a most heartfelt and tear-filled thank you for all you’ve given to my family. You fought the good fight. Thank you.
If you’re new to this blog, you can catch up on Edd’s story here.