On Christmas day of 2012, my partner of 16 years very suddenly passed away as we were getting ready to Skype with our families for the holiday. He took his last breath in my arms.
My life was ripped apart. I have periods of time I do not remember. I now know, a broken heart is a very real thing. I stumbled through the days. The laughter was gone. The joy and beauty were gone.
A few months later I had to move. Pack everything in my world and move, now alone.
I made it through. Stronger, more loving, more compassionate. I am alive and living a life I never dreamed of. I am surrounded by love and laughter. My eyes and my heart are wide open! I am so grateful to have known such love, and to know such love again.
From death, came life. Never give up hope.
Submitted by Steve
Pass It On®
Pass It On®
— Marc from Pitt County, NC OCTOBER 30, 2015
Steve— Your story reached to a place in my heart that I have only known for 5–6 years now. That may sound strange, but it's absolutely true. Telling someone to stay strong in any situation that is not always helpful. I'd just like to say I'm proud of you, and the courage it takes to begin living again, can become overwhelming. When you're having a rough day; always remember to come back to your story on here to help remind you of how far you've come. May your strength stay strong, and love fill your heart for the rest of your life.
Micayla from Wilson,NC OCTOBER 7, 2015
Never give up I know what your dealing with my partner recently passed away last week tell me does it ever get better