My wife Elaine (LaineyA) often visited these discussion boards, so I thought it appropriate to forward a note I wrote for her coworkers:
It saddens me to report to you the death of my wife Elaine. She passed away late Tuesday afternoon, amonth after her 41st birthday due to complications with cancer. Elaine never contemplated death; her wisdom was to concentrate on putting her life to its greatest purpose. With this in mind, I want to pass on a part of our story.
Elaine was my high school sweetheart. Now, we have been married for 17 years and have a beautiful daughter, Isabel, 8 years old. The three of us have a blessed life: we loved and enjoyed each other; we took wonderful trips together; we liked living near both of our families; we liked our careers and our coworkers. We have a supportive church family. Isabel likes her school and her friends from Express Cheer and Brownies.
Nearly two years ago, Elaine was diagnosed with an aggressive and rare cancer; we searched everywhere for the best possible care. All of the cards, flowers, meals and outpouring of help reminded us what we really needed was at home. She never believed that God willed her cancer, and she never gave up.
Elaine believed in a Heaven. We trust that she is there now.
With my Warm Regards,