The Love Letter!

The Love Letter

I fell asleep from exhaustion while I held your hand. When the nurse came in she told me you had passed! I lay my head in your hand as my tears fell one by one. I wanted so badly to be awake to tell you that I loved you, to tell you good-bye. I wanted time to remind you of memories we built for years. Times that high lighted your love that has meant so much to me.

When I felt down your smile was there to pick me up. Times when I felt hurt and you held me close kissing me softly. Encouragement was always a trait that you shared unselfishly. You showed appreciation for my accomplishments even when they seemed small to me. You were there every moment I needed someone’s love, and now, now I am lost. Yes, I knew your time was near, but I could never prepare myself for that time.

I didn’t want to face good-bye; I wanted you to beat the curse of Cancer. Had I been given the chance, I would’ve given my life, to save yours. My contributions to you darling seem so small, so unimportant, as I sob. I must go on, and face each day, half of the whole person you made me. When I left the hospital room, the pastor was waiting; I guess the nurse had called him. And as I fought back a river of tears, the nurse approached me, with an envelope.

There were tears in her eyes as she tried to explain, but she couldn’t. So, she handed me the envelope and I read the words, “A love letter to my love”. My knees began to buckle as I was helped to a near-by chair and I sat down. Shaking, I opened what would become a treasure of heart felt feelings.

To The Love Of My Life!

“I knew sweetheart, that in my final moments, I might be too sick to share with you all the love in my heart that you helped put there, year after year, at my side. So, little by little, when I could, without your knowing, I wrote this special love letter to you for this moment. As the years pass darling, I want you to love again
you must, you have my blessing.

You taught me in every way, every day what kindness love and unselfishness was in all you shared. I recall the many times we watched “Titanic”, all the times that I cried as you held me in your arms. When you feel you can’t go on, when the darkest of clouds surround your heart because I’m gone. Be as strong then, as you were for me each and every time I desperately needed your strength.

Open this letter my love, and you’ll remember the softness of my lips as if it were yesterday. For just like every warm kiss enjoyed, I whispered “You’re the reason for my very breath”. You were a gift from God to me, for this short time I was a part of your life on earth. Now I have made that final journey and I am looking down at you with smiling eyes.

Look up to the skies of heaven on any given night when you see a blanket of stars above. Search for me baby, and you’ll find two bright stars twinkling brighter then all the rest, there I am".

“Good-Bye My love”

As I held your letter close to my heart, I looked down at your tear stained love letter to me. My own tears were falling, joining your tears which would be forever as one as I kissed your letter.

© 2002 Raymond Cook (All rights reserved)

The Love Letter!


Lodi, United States

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