husband’s death

‘Cancer didn’t stop him from being the best dad. If anything, it magnified who he was and what was important.’: Young widow shares husband’s selflessness, despite battling cancer

“We didn’t have two pennies to rub together, so our ‘treat’ was Arby’s. It was so cold, and the employees were trying to kick a homeless man out of the restaurant. Matt walked to the register, bought him a meal, sat it down in front of him, and told him to eat real slow and stay as long as he wanted. There was no one who was immune to the goodness of Matt’s heart.”

‘I didn’t know that about you,’ said a patient at work. I was embarrassed to be placed in the same category.’: Widow shares why she carries late fiancé’s Narcotics Anonymous key chains

“My first reaction was to be defensive; my second was the opposite. The second reaction came when I realized why I carry these key chains. Jamie was 5 years sober when he bought a pill he didn’t know was fentanyl, and he died. Jamie was 29 years old. He was a dad to five kids.”

‘I opened my mouth to say, ‘No, don’t go,’ but the words never came out. ‘Why don’t you come?’ I took one last look.’: Young widow shares grief journey after losing husband in car accident

“Scared to look, I took a deep breath and finally turned towards my husband. I screamed like I never had before, a scream so loud it still haunts me today. My husband was leaning towards me, blood pouring out of his ears. His once beautiful green eyes were now open and looking up, lifeless.”

‘The construction worker stopped. ‘You’d better get over here. I was digging up the front yard and found the darndest thing.’: Couple learn lesson from ‘curious’ items on new property

“The lawyer picked up and laughed. ‘I’ve been waiting for this call.’ He unlocked a drawer behind his big mahogany desk. In his hand was a single envelope with handwriting on the front that said, ‘Do Not Open Unless the New Owners of my Home Find Something Strange.'”

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