Missing Raymond

So many things are easier when done with a team. My husband, Raymond, and I were a team of two for over fifty years. We could make up the bed in seconds, one on each side. Preparing a meal, whether for the two of us or a big family gathering, was a cinch as we worked together. In the six years since he died I think of him everyday, but never so much as when I’m working alone.

Some jobs are a chore, others like putting up and trimming the Christmas tree, are a pleasure. As I lift each ornament I recall when and where it was purchased or who gave it to us. Some commemorate a special event such as the birth of our granddaughters. There are many years of memories on the tree when it is completed. And, while Raymond is no longer with us his memory is. I hope that somehow he knows this.

10 Comments

  1. I feel the same about Bob and he has been gone for twenty-one years. Christmas is not always merry and bright especially during a pandemic.

    Janet

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  2. 💞 they are here

    On Mon, Dec 7, 2020, 10:43 AM Crooked Creek by Sue Mattingly wrote:

    > crookedcreek.live posted: ” So many things are easier when done with a > team. My husband, Raymond, and I were a team of two for over fifty years. > We could make up the bed in seconds, one on each side. Preparing a meal, > whether for the two of us or a big family gathering, was a cinch” >

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  3. With certainty, I know you are missing Uncle Raymond. And in so many ways… all the little things you do and see, and all the traditions of the holidays that have had to be readjusted to account for his absence.
    I believe our loved ones live on. Through us and the memories we hold dear.

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