I Miss My Lover and Friend
by Jason Sheppard
(Pretoria South Africa)
I knew my wife for 20 years. We got married last year finally and I thought it was a start of a long fruitful life together. However a day after we were married she suddenly fell very ill and was rushed to hospital by ambulance. This is a true story, my life story.
She was my sunshine, my best friend, my soul mate, my lover and my wife. I loved her with every fibre of my being. The day she was rushed to hospital - it was because she had pneumonia - simply to cure right? Not with my wife - you see, she was disabled. She had Muscular Dystrophy (disease of the muscles). However she was always able to overcome this and would normally be discharged few days later.
This time it was different - the service in the hospital was pathetic and they killed her - 16 days after our wedding date.
How do I go on? How does one breathe without ones soul mate?
How do I live without her?