Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Before February ends

It's the month for love.
Besides everything, what did I love about you?
I loved......
to hold your hand,
our hikes in the hills,
getting compliments from you about the breakfasts I cooked for you,
the way you could fix anything,
checking the back of your hair making sure you covered your cowlick &
how you adored Will and chanted "Grandpa's Boy" over and over again when you held him.

I loved it when we......
talked politics,
made Home Depot runs together,
sat by the fire in the evening with a glass of wine,
went to lots and lots of baseball games,
traveled together to places all over the country &
realized at the same moments how blessed we were by our children!

I loved you when you........
complained that nothing was accomplished on your to do list, you only added things,
took care of me when I was sick,
exaggerated everything,
answered the phone with "Rooney Here!",
forgot things and blamed it on Old Timers disease &
fell asleep early almost every night.

I even loved it when you........
blamed the cleaning ladies when you couldn't find something,
said I was dumb for watching reality TV,
got aggravated because you couldn't reach me on my cell phone,
woke me up watching TV in the middle of the night because you couldn't sleep,
talked to yourself with hand gestures &
came back into the house time after time on your way to work forgetting one thing or another.

I loved your.......
common sense,
corny jokes &
positive outlook on life.

I miss you terribly!


Melissa said...

That was really beautiful. I'm just a lurker, but felt compelled to comment. It's the little things you always miss the most then they are gone. I'm crying for you because your loss is so great and I my heart goes out to you. Very real post. I loved it.

Jana Rooney said...

Wonderful!! And to think that this post just gave people a glimps of the kinda man Bill is. I love him so much and I'm so honored to be his daughter in law!!

Teresa said...

This post is just beautiful. It makes me smile and cry at the same time. I miss him so much too. I love you. Grandma #2 xoxo

The Estes Family said...

How sweet!! He was such a handsome man too...
I know you miss him and all those little things so much. You were and still are blessed to have him as your husband but he was blessed to have you also!!
I still pray for you and Erynn and that one day you will not hurt as bad but have some sort of peace!

hopefuls #1 said...

This is so beautifully written and so full of love and tears.

What a handsome lad...

I'm so very sorry for your continued heartbreak and hope that someday you'll find joy daily, again.

Glenda said...

Beautiful post for your loving husband. Makes me appreciate my hubby more. These are my two fav quotes I live by: I try to enjoy my life daily... and live life to it's fullest every day...
sending you hugs XXX
It's evident that you and Bill had an exordinary life and at I hope you find comfort in that. My heart aches for you and Erynn...and the rest of the family and grandbabies.
"Enjoy the little things, for one day you may look back and realize they were the big things" ~Robert Brault~
"And in the end, it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years"~Abraham Lincoln~

Michelle and Heath said...

Debi, you are amazingly strong and I am so thankful you had so many great memories with Bill. This post definitely tugged on my heart strings...a LOT...ugh. Keep your head held high and know there are many of us praying for you every day :) xoxo

Kris said...

I am so sorry Debi.

Courtney said...

He truly sounds like an amazing man. I hope you cherish those memories each and every single day. Think of you always. xo

erynn said...

Reading this made me laugh and smile... He was so unique and one of a kind. I miss the "Rooney Here!" I loved that when I called.

cathy z said...

What an amazing man, and such a wonderful love you two shared. I pray God's love enfold you like a giant snuggie on these cold rainy days, and everyday.
love to you and the family, cathy z

Anonymous said...

Darling daughter Debi,
For much of this post I feel that I am standing right there beside you and you are sharing your feelings with me. I miss so much of both of them. In church today, we talked about how you will recieve as you have given. Bill and Patrick are recieving all of God's love as they gave so much.
Love Dad

Michele Neff Hernandez said...

Love this post. Keep those things close, because at the end of the day they are very thing that will get you through.

Jasmine said...

What a beautiful post! Thank you for sharing this glimpse into your life with your dear husband. My heart just breaks for you, Erynn and your families.

Your earthly father is very wise, God bless him. And your Heavenly Father, who loves you and is the source of all goodness, will carry you through this awful grief . . . somehow.

I pray for you and Erynn every day.

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