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My wife Janet and Our Life

Updated on June 5, 2012
On her 30th birthday
On her 30th birthday
In March with her Mother and three of our kids
In March with her Mother and three of our kids

Moving on


We had just moved into the small brick house on Hacker Drive when I noticed a man in front stooped down pulling weeds around the neatly trimmed shrubs of the house across the street. Soon a cute little blond girl began walking around whom I assumed was her father. We looked the same age about six or seven. As it turned out I would be spending the next fifty one years knowing her. Her Dad worked at Allison's as an electrician and her mother was a housewife. She had two older brother who I came to know and we played together every day. During the summer we would walk up and down our little dead end lane with the others from the neighborhood. One evening while riding our bikes, she crashed into another bike and ended up in a ditch. I thought she was dead. Her older brother Ron carried her home and a bump on the head was all she got. As children we pretended to be husband and wife and there was never a day we didn't talk or be with each other. Time passed and at sixteen she had my baby. Confused and cowardly I sought the protection of my family and we moved. After graduating at seventeen I was convinced I had done the wrong thing. By this time I lived over one hundred miles away. I graduated in May and turned eighteen in November. I was of legal age then and began to write her letters. Her brother Ken read them and said I sounded sincere. We met again at his apartment and I seen Rob for the first time. He was fifteen and one half months old. Rob was seventeen months old when we got married with long blond hair and plenty of energy on January 30th , 1971 when we became husband and wife at her parents home. April 1st, 1974 we brought Paul , the best baby anyone could ever want home after three very nasty miscarriages. A year and two days later Jennifer arrived with a head of dark curly hair. God gave us a very beautiful girl. In September 27th, 1978 the unexpected Joshua Carl came along our last. He was a quite baby and from the start and did not want to be fussed over. I swear he potty trained himself by six months so he would not have to expose himself. Over the years things happen and we formed our families. Janet's father passed away in 1996. he was like a father to me and I took it hard. I sat next to him as he passed in the hospital. My Mother and my wife's grandparents and my sister passed away over the years. Most were expected. Janet and I were always together. This last Sunday has really left me with great sorrow. June 3rd, 2012 my Janet went to bed and never woke up. After all we had been through how could she go? I know it was God's will and she is walking with her Father again, but it is so hard. I love you Janet

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      Alex Zelahy 

      6 years ago from Indiana

      Thank you for your comments the pain is unbelievable. I know it will get better only sometimes i think after I join her, but I must stay here for our children.

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      6 years ago from Southern Illinois

      I am so sorry. I feel your pain in your words. May God bless you until you see her again. Thank you for sharing a part of your life..Cheers

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      Thomas Silvia 

      6 years ago from Massachusetts

      Hi alzel127, so sorry to hear about your wife,I pray to God that the hurt and pain you feel from her passing will pass soon. Be well and may God give you the strength to go on.

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