Til Death Do Us Part

Our Wedding Day

Darin and I were married on August 27th, 1994. One of the happiest days of my life. I married my best friend, my soulmate and a wonderful man.

Darin and I first met when we were 16 years old. I always knew I would marry him and grow old with him. We quickly became best friends and although we went our separate ways, we always kept in touch and shared what was happening in our lives. When our paths crossed again in 1993, we knew this was it. Fate brought us together again and we were meant to spend out lives together.

I fondly remember our wedding day. It was a hot August day and there was a fly buzzing around my head as I was getting ready to recite my vows. I was not going to let the fly ruin this moment. A moment I dreamed about for a long time….

Darin and I celebrated our 17th anniversary a few days before his sudden death. I thank God that we had a chance to celebrate and talk about our love for one another. Little did we  know, we only had a precious few days left together. Eventhough we fought sometimes, our love was strong and we adored one another. We dreamed of a future together and we were starting to plan our lives after the kids moved out.

My most cherished possession is Darin’s wedding ring. The funeral home gave it to me when Darin was cremated. I wear it everyday and in my heart we will always be married. He will always be my husband. His ring is my reminder of our love. Even though the vows said “Til death do us part”, he will always be my husband. I will always be married to him in my heart.

I am so happy that Darin and I always expressed our love and never went to bed angry. I am so happy that we said I Love You every night. I vividly remember the last time I told him I love you….little did I know he would never wake up and that I would never be able to tell him face to face again.

Please let your loved ones how much you love them. Hug them, kiss them, remember why you fell in love with them. I wish I had a chance to say goodbye to Darin, I wish I had a chance to say I Love You one more time………



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12 Responses to Til Death Do Us Part

  1. Sandy Webb says:

    I once said to a friend, “We were going to spend the rest of our lives together!” He responded with a comment that comes to mind frequently now, “You may not get to spend the rest of your life with him, but he got to spend the rest of his life with you.”

  2. Kat says:

    Thank you so much for sharing your heart, and for the gentle reminder.

  3. Katherine says:

    A love so strong and true can never be taken away, not even by death.

  4. Sharon says:

    It’s my saving grace that my last words to my mother were ‘I love you’. It helped carry me through. I do the same thing with my husband – every conversation is ended with words of love. Thank you for this Ann.

    • admin says:

      Thank you for your comment Sharon. We don’t say I love you enough. I want people to realize how precious life is and how important it is to say it to our loved ones.xoxo

  5. Brie says:

    Beautiful post.

  6. Mel Gallant says:

    Ann, you and Darin looks so beautiful in your wedding photo! And happy too.

    Yes, ending each day with “I love you” counts beyond measure. I’m glad you’re writing about your grief, your enormous love for your husband. There is courage in your words, Ann.

  7. Cynthia says:

    Words worth remembering. Beautifully written.