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The light at the tunnels end goes out sometimes

Journal Entry: Tue Jun 24, 2014, 5:21 AM

After nearly 15 months of fighting ever increasing health challenges my sweet love eventually could fight no longer. She was tired, she was physically and emotionally depleted and in the end succumbed quickly to an infection she no longer had the strength to overcome. I held her in my arms as she slipped away and I would have traded places with her unhesitatingly.

If you truly love someone, remember that you can never tell them that you love them too often, you can never hold them enough, you can never praise them or encourage them enough. Because if, like me, you lose them then you will realise that no matter what you did it will never have been enough to fill the aching emptiness created by their leaving.

So I now face the challenge of rebuilding my life without someone I could happily have spent 25 hours a day with. I know I will do it in time and hopefully I can continue the growth that my darling encouraged, helped and supported. I need to live for her memory as well as myself. In time I am sure I will be active on dA again, but until then, if I do not thank people for faves or reply to comments it will be because I am still struggling to make sense of a new kind of life.

My darling Chrissie, my love and my life, you will live in my heart forever.

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  • Mood: Sadness
  • Listening to: Blackmores Night
  • Reading: This journal
  • Watching: My computer screen


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Haru-moo-cow Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2014
Your boxes are extremely elegant, I enjoy your attention to detail.
Dryad-8 Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you for your comment. Hoping to start making some more in a few months.
Noxiiouss Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love your work.:)
Dryad-8 Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you, Haven't done much recently but the creative drive is still there.
BlastedFen Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2013  Professional Photographer
Do you not have a website where you sell your amazing woodwork?
Dryad-8 Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I don't make enough of these to sell online. I sell through a gallery but since I only make a couple a month cos of my wife's illness I haven't got enough for anything else.
BlastedFen Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2013  Professional Photographer
If you're not too busy you could make to order through a website perhaps? People do that on eBay..…
I hope your wife feels better soon. :(
Dryad-8 Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for the suggestion, I've tried eBay and found that the people that appreciate serious artisan crafts are thin on the ground. Everyone wants it cheap and wants it now. I have a few problems with online anyway in that I prefer people to pick up and hold my pieces and fall in love with them that way. I also never make the same thing twice which makes it hard to offer "something like this but different". And since the gallery I supply can sell far more than I can make there's not all that much incentive to look at other sales avenues. I have my eye on supplying the premier woodworks gallery in Australia if only I can ever make a bit of a surplus but thats for the future. :)
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virtualgadjo Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2013
thanks a lot for the :+fav:'s Peter :)
Dryad-8 Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
No problems, it's a truly beautiful image.
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