Lessons from Lou

This blog is about my journey through the brain tumor world with my dear husband, Lou. While not a journey I would wish on even my worst enemy, it is a journey that has enlightened and awakened me to what lies within us, and around us, each and every moment of each and every day. There are lessons here....lessons in this journey.....lessons from Lou....that I would like to share with you.

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Picture of Lou (sick) and I at a party, circa 2005, long ago and faraway. I'm now a middle aged widow, trying to get my life back together. Mother of two young adult sons, living with two adult cats.

Sunday, July 02, 2006

A Wink and a Smile

Funny, I had just written that I never get a wink anymore....and what does Lou do..he winks at me! First time in awhile. Last night, as he went to bed, head on the pillow, all tucked in...he winks...and then smiles...and I thank him. He seems surprised that I thanked him. I explain I have not seen a wink in quite some time. I cherish it, that wink. It made me feel good all night. That's all it takes now, something that simple...a wink, and a smile. Thank you, Lou. Maybe it is a life afterall?

6 Comments:

Blogger Claudia said...

Dearest Cathy:

I love it! Rob always had a wink and a smile for me, too, including the last morning of his life in the ER. We did not get to say good-bye that morning, but everyone who knew him thought that wink was the best "I love you" and "Thanks for the life we had together" there could ever have been....

Thank you, Lou, for winking and smiling at Cathy.

8:09 PM  
Blogger Shelley said...

Of course it's a life.
It's your life, yours and Lou's.
And while it's not all that you dreamed of, when you were young and looking forward, it's still full of small moments to treasure, and it's still full of a huge love, a love that cannot be measured, and that, that is what keeps us going, makes it all worthwhile.

12:46 PM  
Blogger Sue said...

Thank you Lou for smiling and winking at our good friend Cathy. Some days I know it must not feel like it but Lou is there loving you more and more each day as you stand by his side. It is not the life you dreamed of but sometimes the life we end with is better than we could have imagined. You get to spend all your time with the one you love . . .hard as it may be. We love you Cathy and Lou and we pray for you always.

6:55 PM  
Anonymous angie said...

hi cathy...just letting you know that i'm still keeping up with you and wondering how you're doing?

7:12 PM  
Blogger Sue said...

Cathy
Just wanted to let you know I was thinking of you and Lou today. Hope Lou is still winking and smiling at you,.

9:18 PM  
Blogger Donna said...

My husband had heart bypass surgery last April; when he first woke after surgery, he couldn't talk because of the breathing stuff shoved down his throat, so he'd wink. It was precious to have him wink at me like that.

7:37 AM  

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