When I read Pat Fickle's Thanksgiving story, my heart and eyes were filled up (column, Nov. 23, "Wishing happy Thanksgiving to all").
Now it's Christmas time, and I dreaded for this time to come. But then I realized it's not about me.
I also lost my husband - to cancer, on May 8 after 53 years. Somebody told me I'd get back to normal, but no, I'll never be normal again without "Dink." My friends, family and God get me through one day at a time. Fickle is right about grandchildren; they keep me laughing. And my children and their spouses - Pam, Robby, Linda and Joey - are so loving.
My special friend Jackie was and is a blessing. She has not forgotten me. And my Sunday School class at Abilene Baptist Church brought food for two weeks. The are my angels on Earth.
Fickle is so right about Evans Medical Group. They are so caring. Dr. Christopher Apostol and his staff sent cards.
My dog Keema, a cocker spaniel, is my constant companion, day and night. He snores so loud, sometimes I think I'm in the bed with Dink! Ha! Evans Animal Hospital and all the staff have been there for both of us. I want to thank all of them and anybody I missed.
A special thanks to my sister-in-law Betty and brother-in-law Mike for living with me and helping with Dink for six long weeks.
Our lives are a lot alike, Pat. A loving thanks to you.
Mary Ann Robinson
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