I can not express the difficulty with which I type this. Yesterday evening I lost my soul mate, my best friend, my wife. She has left me with the 3 greatest gifts possible – our children. She was the kindest, most selfless, strongest, caring and loving person I have ever known. She was a great daughter, amazing sister, loyal friend, and a true super mom. While heaven has gained an amazing angel, we’re left mourning our loss. I might not be able to hold her hand, or kiss her on the forehead anymore, and I might think for a moment that there is a giant hole in my heart, but I truly know that I will always carry Stefanie there. She’s with us, and I know this.
Her battle with cancer was brief, from October 2014, but she was an inspiration to so many. The grace and determination that she faced this terrible disease has constantly left me in awe. This loss hurts. It hurts bad. There are many tears in front of me, but I promised to make her proud. I promised to take care of the kids and that they would make her proud. This will be – this IS my focus and resolve. As Stefanie would say, “Do your best!” We will. For you, Stefanie.
Stefanie was also the most grateful and thankful person I’ve ever known – no matter the situation. So to all of our family, to all of our friends, the caregivers – doctors, nurses, helpers, all those who have stopped by, even sent brief messages and thoughts – Thank You.. Honestly – thank you! Knowing the love and support that exists – thank you!
Love Always, my Steffy. Love Always.