March 17, 2008

This was posted on ACOR over the weekend:

“I was staring at a quote by Joseph Addison and it came to me that maybe it might give you some comfort. It goes like this: ‘The truth is that there is only one terminal dignity—love. And the story of a love is not important—what is important is that one is capable of love. It is perhaps the only glimpse we are permitted of eternity.’

“Because you stood by your husband, you showed that you loved him, that you were capable of the kind of love that eternity is all about, and that the glimpse you had through your care of him will be able to give you a newfound sense of peace. I know that it worked for me and for many others on this site. If you were able to say ‘Goodbye’ to your husband, it might interest you to know that the word ‘goodbye’ originated out of earlier English for ‘God be with ye.’ It was a blessing spoken at parting.”

Widow of George Gilbert
dx 2000
died 2004